Construction is already well underway to build a market-leading vertical farm in Riyadh
, Saudi Arabia and we’re pleased to confirm that iFarm technology is at the heart of the new venture. The pilot farm, Bather, designed by iFarm and launched by Green Basket, will begin operating in June 2022, with its first yield scheduled for July 2022.
Once fully completed, the vertical farm will feature 11 x 5m racks, giving a total growing space of 2,569 m2 and a production capacity of up to 23 tonnes of produce every month. Eager to experiment with a wide range of crops, Green Basket plans to grow microgreens, herbs, edible flowers, tomatoes and leafy greens on site. As production gets underway, iFarm Leafy Greens technology will be used to cultivate the first batches of crops, with additional iFarm technology to be added in the future.Vertical Farming in Saudi Arabia
Vertical farming is becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East, where climatic conditions make it difficult to grow crops using traditional agriculture. Hot temperatures and low humidity mean that the region imports a high percentage of its fresh food, but vertical farming has the potential to revolutionise the country’s domestic food production.