Agrotech company SpaceFarm
(UAE) and iFarm have begun construction of a vertical farm using iFarm Leafy Greens
in Dubai, with production scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2022. The industrial facility is commissioned by private investors, who will generate passive income from the sale of produce grown here.
Designed for year-round cultivation of leafy greens and herbs, the vertical farm has a prime location 30 km from the Burj Khalifa and 30 km from Dubai International Airport. The farm is being integrated into a former warehouse building, with a total area of 252 m² and a ceiling height of 7.5 m. This space will accommodate one hundred 14-level racks, creating a total cultivation area of 663 m² and a production capacity of 2.6 tonnes per month.
By growing crops indoors with iFarm technologies, SpaceFarm will cultivate produce that is currently unavailable in the region. Products will be supplied to the kitchens of luxury restaurants and hotels in Dubai, as well as sold through major retail chains, such as Waitrose, Carrefour, 7Eleven and LuLu.