Dubai: The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority has signed an investment agreement with Al Aliyo Hydrofarms, the hydroponic fodder farming industry, at Gulfood 2021.
The company will be based in the Sharjah Food Park where it will rent two warehouses extending over an area of 12,000 sq. ft and is expected to commence operations in May 2021, becoming the company’s first headquarters in the regional markets.
It will run the UAE’s first unique project to produce and grow organic fodder for livestock in hydroponic farms based on an innovative concept using the latest technologies in the field.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of Gulfood 2021 by and between Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), and Tarannum Malik, CEO of Al Aliyo Hydrofarms.
“Our process of growing fodder utilizes modern technologies, which will produce the best quality of organic, fresh and healthy fodder for livestock. Our concept of farming is independent of weather, temperature and atmospheric conditions. Additionally, our entire process is 100 per cent organic; there is no usage of pesticides or fertilizers. Moreover, there is no wastage,” the company said.