Bahrain’s agribusiness platform Green Corp acquires stake in Badia Farms

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Green Corp acquires Badia Farms
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Bahrain-based agribusiness platform Green Corp has acquired a stake in Badia Farms, the GCC’s first vertical farming company supplying gourmet produce to hotels and discerning consumers, to grow its sustainable food production projects across the GCC.

Badia Farms and Green Corp will work together to develop the Gulf’s regional food production industry, extending Badia Farms’ innovative, sustainable farming practices into the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Established in 2016, Badia Farms’ sustainable farming techniques produce nutritious fruits and vegetables without sunlight or soil. Its energy-efficient methods use up to 90 percent less water than traditionally-grown crops, with significantly higher yields.

Mr. Omar Al Jundi, Badia Farms’ CEO, commented that, “Green Corp’s partnership with Badia Farms demonstrates the strength of local backing for home-grown companies to resolve regional and global challenges. This funding provides Badia Farms with powerful means to enhance healthy domestic food production in the GCC. We look forward to providing premium, locally-produced fruits, and vegetables using our high-tech farms across Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.”

Mr. Saleh AlBelushi, CEO of Green Corp, said that, “Badia Farms fits perfectly into Green Corp’s regional development plan for food production and processing. Its fine products will be a success in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, as they have been in the UAE.”

“Badia Farms also shares our strong focus on sustainability, as we look for opportunities to develop sustainable agricultural, aquaculture, food processing, and production projects across the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). Green Corp would welcome additional partners to develop these regional food sustainability plans together,” Mr. AlBelushi added.

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