Arid-Land Crop Hydroponics and Algae Production workshop

The University of Arizona and the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water will present a workshop on Arid-Land Crop Hydroponics and Algae Production at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 9-11 March 2015.

With member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council importing over 90% of their food needs, local—but sustainable—food production is critical to aid national food security. Crop hydroponics and algae production are two novel but proven agricultural strategies that can be readily applied in arid lands to produce a wide variety of vegetable crops as well as algae for animal feed and nutraceuticals— without the need for arable land, with high efficiency of  water use and reuse, and year-round commercial operation as desired.

The objective of the Workshop is to provide tutorial on the technical and operational aspects and operations of crop hydroponics and algae production, providing background information on the successful commercial products, markets and major companies in this global industry. Crop producers, farmers, government officials, teachers, college and graduate students, and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Winner of ‘Best Conference’ at the 2014 Middle East Event Awards, GFIA has quickly established itself as a game-changing platform for everyone involved in the future of sustainable agriculture.

In 2015, there will be over 50 hours of conference content for delegates to choose from. Comprising six conferences, a program of 100+ innovations, 50 roundtable debates and several partner meetings, a delegate pass gives you access to all conference program throughout the three days.

Posted 13 February 2015