Blueberries are not traditionally grown in the hot and arid climate of Abu Dhabi, but with innovative farming techniques and cutting-edge technology, Abu Dhabi has become a surprising player in the global blueberry market.
The Abu Dhabi-based company, Pure Harvest, has been able to successfully grow blueberries in the region by creating a controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) system that mimics the ideal conditions for blueberry growth. This includes carefully controlling the temperature, humidity, and light levels inside the greenhouse, as well as using advanced irrigation systems.
Pure Harvest’s blueberries are grown using sustainable methods, with no pesticides or herbicides used in the cultivation process. The company is also committed to reducing its environmental footprint, using renewable energy sources and water-saving technologies.
The success of Pure Harvest’s blueberries has led to the company exporting them to countries all over the world, including the United States, Canada, and Japan. This has not only helped to diversify Abu Dhabi’s economy but has also put the region on the map as a leader in innovative agricultural practices.
Overall, the success of Abu Dhabi’s blueberry industry demonstrates the potential for innovation and technology to overcome geographical and climatic barriers, and highlights the importance of sustainable agriculture in a world facing growing food insecurity and climate change.