AeroFarms, a company specializing in indoor vertical farming, hosted the second annual AeroFarms AgTech Innovation Summit in Abu Dhabi. The event was attended by over 1,000 participants from more than 65 countries, including 24 speakers who discussed the future of food and agriculture. The Summit aimed to bring together leaders in the industry to create a collaborative and cohesive action plan for addressing key issues and challenges in the sector.
One of the main topics of discussion was the potential for indoor vertical farming to address supply chain issues and challenges with growing crops outdoors. Keynote addresses were given by prominent figures such as Eng. Abdulla Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi, Sonny Ramaswamy, and AeroFarms Co-Founder and CEO David Rosenberg. Becky Anderson and Kelsey Warner moderated the panels.
AeroFarms signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) during the Summit with NYU Abu Dhabi and The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA). These agreements will allow the company to explore the potential of indoor vertical farming to meet the needs of populations around the world. The focus is on creating sustainable investment opportunities that support next-generation agriculture in arid and desert environments.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has been working with AeroFarms since 2020 to create sustainable investment opportunities in next-generation agriculture. ADIO’s Innovation Program has enabled the creation of Abu Dhabi’s AeroFarms AgX, the largest indoor vertical farm in the world for research and development. The Summit provided a platform for AeroFarms to showcase its innovative technology and potential to revolutionize the agriculture sector.
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