Expected to launch in the third quarter of 2020, Smart Acres will be the UAE’s latest addition to the hydroponic vertical farming industry, set to bring a green and efficient way of producing a new set of clean crops locally.
Currently in the proof-of-concept stage, Smart Acres is located in Abu Dhabi on the Armed Forces Officers Club, with the aim to soon expand across the Emirate.
With the mission of improving food security within the United Arab Emirates and developing the country’s farming capabilities, Smart Acres will provide a solution to potential socioeconomic threats, such as pandemics, and climate limitations the Middle East currently endures.
The vertical farming company developed by a team of experts, CEO Abdulla Al Kaabi, Director Sean Lee, and Lead Project Manager, Aphisith Phongsavanh, Smart Acres is set to be an agriculture system which will produce some of the highest yields of crops within the UAE vertical farming industry, while introducing a new future for producing clean foods and allowing for both B2B and B2C sectors to locally source produce.
In collaboration with n.thing, a South Korean vertical farming technology company, Smart Acres has been able to design farm modules using an award-winning IoT-based technology system to grow and monitor their produce, a system that not only consumes less resources but generates ultra-high quality crops.
The future expansion plan of the company is the development of Smart Acres Institute of Food Security & Agriculture, which will be built on the existing family plot of land owned by their CEO, Abdulla al Kaabi.