Launched under the patronage of H.E. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, minister of climate change and environment, UAE, the farm increases the quantity of fresh, local, and sustainable produce supplied to Carrefour customers.
This initiative marks Majid Al Futtaim’s third in-store hydroponics farm and is part of a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to promote sustainable locally-grown produce, enabled by innovative solutions.
Hydroponics is considered one of the most efficient farming techniques; as it enables the fresh produce to grow in a controlled and hygienic environment, without the limitations of space and climate, providing a sustainable and safe supply of food throughout the year.
In addition to reducing the food miles and carbon footprint involved in food production, the farm also uses 90 percent less water and less space than traditional farms to deliver approximately 10kg of fresh herbs and microgreens per day, equivalent to the yield of about 1 acre of farmland. The farm contributes to Majid Al Futtaim’s Net Positive commitment, which aims to offset the company’s water and carbon footprint by 2040.