Abu Dhabi holding company ADQ has unveiled its plans to launch the UAE’s first fresh produce AgTech Park, aiming to accelerate sustainable innovation-centric food production and distribution. The new AgTech Park project in Al Ain Industrial City, under Abu Dhabi Ports’ Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster, will also help position the emirates as the region’s leading fresh produce farming hub, reducing the nation’s reliance on premium food imports.
As part of the project, ADQ has entered into partnerships with three controlled-environment agriculture specialists to develop and operate greenhouse facilities within the AgTech Park.
ADQ expects the 200-hectare AgTech Park to have an annual fresh fruits and vegetables production capacity of 39 kilotons. Progressive tech-enabled infrastructure will support large-scale, controlled-environment farming and R&D initiatives, enabling farmers and innovators to cultivate high-quality, fresh produce, including nutritious fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices.