Majid Al Futtaim has inaugurated Dubai’s first in-store hydroponic farm at its Carrefour market Al Wasl store.
Launched under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, 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 (MoU) with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) 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.
His Excellency Dr. Al Zeyoudi said: “Hydroponics and other modern cultivation methods are reshaping the sector and making it more sustainable. Given that the UAE has a shortage of arable land and fresh water, our wise leadership has committed to implementing innovative agricultural solutions that reduce the pressure on our natural resources.”
His Excellency added: “Majid Al Futtaim’s hydroponic farms are a prime example of private-led ventures that help drive our sustainability agenda. We applaud the group’s steadfast dedication to environmental stewardship.”