NKK Investments, specializing in agritech, green hydrogen, and sustainability, has unveiled a strategic alliance with UrbanKisaan, a US-based agritech startup with an Indian research center. This partnership is poised to revolutionize hydroponic farming practices in Oman, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.
The collaboration aims to introduce UrbanKisaan’s advanced hydroponic and vertical farming technology to Oman, making these innovative farming techniques more affordable and accessible to local farmers.
By utilizing hydroponics and vertical farming, the venture seeks to enable farmers to achieve higher yields with fewer resources, promoting sustainable agriculture.
This partnership also extends beyond Oman’s borders, aiming to benefit UAE and Saudi Arabian farmers. The technology, renowned for its resource efficiency, facilitates crop growth with minimal water and land use. This environmentally conscious approach not only reduces the carbon footprint but also enhances crop nutrition.
Chirayu Khimji, Director of NKK Investments and KR Group, emphasized that this collaboration aligns with their commitment to advancing sustainable agriculture in Oman, fostering food security, and offering pesticide-free, GMO-free produce at affordable prices.
Vihari Kanukollu, CEO and Co-founder of UrbanKisaan, highlighted the partnership’s contribution to global accessibility to advanced farming technology, enhancing sustainability and productivity.
The core mission of this collaboration is to equip Omani farmers with cutting-edge hydroponic and vertical farming solutions, maximizing output while keeping costs reasonable. UrbanKisaan’s innovative methodologies are expected to significantly reduce the carbon footprint associated with traditional supply chains and enhance environmental stewardship.
Overall, this strategic partnership represents a step toward transforming agricultural practices and promoting sustainable farming in the region.