Emirates Flight Catering Launches World’s Largest Vertical Farm

Emirates’ flight catering subsidiary, Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), has partnered with U.S.-based vertical farming company, Crop One, to open the world’s largest vertical hydroponic farm in Dubai in an effort to minimize the group’s environmental footprint, reports Business Travel News.

The farm facility, named Bustanica and located by DWC, is expected to produce more than 1 million kilograms of produce, mostly “leafy greens,” which will be free of pesticides and herbicides. According to EKFC, the facility grows 1 million plants at any one time, and is designed to maximize water usage, requiring 95 per cent less water than conventional agriculture methods to save more than 250 million litres of water annually.

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