UAE Farm Elite Agro Maximizes Production to Lower Carbon Emissions
Elite Agro (EAG), a leading UAE producer and distributor of fruit and vegetables is increasing its production to create a two-fold benefit of strengthening national food security, while reducing its carbon emissions.
EAG saved 13,258 tonnes of carbon emissions from tomatoes when compared to airfreight imports from Holland and Spain.
The farm also avoid 1,501 tonnes of carbon emissions for equivalent airfreight imports of blueberries from the US, and is about to save at least 425 tonnes of carbon emissions for equivalent sea freight imports of potatoes from Egypt this year.
EAG's effort on reducing carbon footprint is in line with UAE the National Food Security Strategy 2018.
EAG uses a combination of eco-friendly, sustainable, and modern farming solutions and practices in its UAE farms to minimise the use of natural resources and optimise crop yield.
These include fully automated planting-to-harvesting methods, advanced adaptive irrigation, integrated pest management, and post-harvest management.
Dr Abdulmonem Almarzooqi, Elite Agro’s Divisional CEO said:
“With the rising demand for locally-produced food, along with increasing health awareness among the consumers and the adoption of new technologies to optimise production, we expect the market to continue its steady growth over the coming years”.