In a groundbreaking move for the AgriTech sector, Nailesh Kanaksi Khimji (NKK) Investments, a leading visionary in AgriTech, Green Hydrogen, and Sustainability, has announced a strategic alliance with UrbanKisaan, a renowned Agri-tech startup from the United States with a research center in India. This partnership vows to redefine hydroponic farming practices across Oman, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.
Central to this collaboration, NKK Investments plans to bring UrbanKisaan’s state-of-the-art hydroponic and vertical farming technology to Oman. The venture’s primary objective is to make UrbanKisaan’s groundbreaking farming techniques affordable and accessible to Omani farmers. By leveraging hydroponics and vertical farming, the partnership aims to enable local farmers to achieve increased yields using significantly fewer resources, setting the stage for a sustainable agricultural future.
One of the standout features of this partnership is the ambition to expand UrbanKisaan’s transformative technology beyond Oman, reaching farmers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This eco-friendly and resource-efficient technology allows crops to thrive using minimal water and land compared to traditional farming methods. The outcome is twofold: a marked reduction in carbon emissions and cultivating nutrient-rich crops that bolster public health.
Chirayu Khimji, Director of NKK Investments and KR Group, commented on the collaboration, expressing gratitude to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water and related authorities for their unwavering support. He emphasized, “Our alliance with UrbanKisaan resonates with our dedication to championing sustainable agricultural advancements in the Sultanate. We’re excited to offer our customers innovative technology that empowers them to achieve more with less.”
He added, “In aligning NKK Investments’ strategic vision with UrbanKisaan’s trailblazing technology, we’re setting the stage to redefine Oman’s agricultural landscape. This initiative aligns seamlessly with His Majesty Sultan Haitham’s Oman Vision 2040, aiming for food security and offering the Omani populace access to affordable, pesticide-free, and non-GMO produce.”
Vihari Kanukollu, CEO and Co-founder of UrbanKisaan shared his insights, stating, “Teaming up with NKK Investments is a pivotal moment in our journey to democratize advanced farming technology on a global scale. Together, we’re sculpting a more sustainable and productive agricultural future.”
Key Takeaways from the Partnership:
- Empowering Omani Farmers: The collaboration’s heart lies in equipping Omani farmers with cutting-edge hydroponic and vertical farming tools, enabling them to maximize produce while minimizing costs.
- Championing Sustainability: NKK Investments and UrbanKisaan propel Oman towards a sustainable agricultural future, yielding positive environmental and societal impacts.
- Carbon Footprint Reduction: The introduction of urban farms in Oman promises a significant decrease in carbon emissions associated with traditional farming, with UrbanKisaan’s methods ensuring water conservation and enhanced yields.
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