Saudi Arabia: Growing vegetables in the mist

Outlet: The National

March 25, 2011

JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia is an unlikely place for an agricultural revolution, but inside a small warehouse on a farm on the outskirts of Jeddah, that is exactly what is taking place. Rising food prices and strained water supplieshave led food producers in the kingdom to look to unorthodox methods to help feed a rapidly growing population. Adawat International, a Jeddah company, took delivery in December of the Middle East’s first self-sustaining aeroponic farming units, which grow fruit and vegetables without soil…

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