Bustanica, World's Largest Vertical Farm Opens in Dubai

  • Publish date: Monday، 18 July 2022
Bustanica, World's Largest Vertical Farm Opens in Dubai
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The world's largest hydroponic far (vertical farm that doesn’t use soil), Bustanica, has opened its doors in Dubai.

Bustanica is a 330,000 sqft facility that is geared to produce more than 1,000,000 kilograms of high-quality leafy greens annually, while requiring 95 per cent less water than conventional agriculture.

The farm will follow a continuous production cycle that ensures the produce is super fresh and clean, and grown without pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals.

The farm’s closed-loop system is designed to circulate water through the plants to maximise water usage and efficiency. When the water vaporises, it is recovered and recycled into the system, saving 250 million litres of water every year compared to traditional outdoor farming for the same output.

Bustanica will have zero impact on the world’s threatened soil resources, an incredibly reduced reliance on water and year-round harvests unhampered by weather conditions and pests.

Bustanica, World's Largest Vertical Farm Opens in Dubai

Passengers can expect trying leafy greens, including lettuces, arugula, mixed salad greens, and spinach, onboard their flights from July. The greens will also soon be available in supermarkets across the UAE. Bustanica also plans to expand into the production and sale of fruits and vegetables.

Consumers buying Bustanica’s greens from supermarkets can eat it straight from the bag – even washing can damage the leaves and introduce contaminants.