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Middle East is an ideal market

for vertical farming

"We may soon bring along a pot of orange paint", jokes John Breedveld of project developer GrowGroup IFS about the vertical farm that will soon be erected in the desert near Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Emirates. It is expected that from May 2019, vegetables and herbs for the local market will grow in vertically stacked layers.


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Press release

2018, January 30th

In Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, Dutch fruit and vegetable trader Levarht will set up a sustainable green factory for the production of lettuce, baby leaves and herbs.


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Currently Alfalfa is not cultivated sustainably. We are currently working with a number of Dutch partners for solutions for animal feed production. Focus is good nutrients and water saving.

North China

We are working with a local partner for a feasibility study for a vertical farm in China against the Russian border. Our concept works in extreme weather conditions of -40 up to +50 degrees.

VertiVertical Farming alone is not sufficientcal Farming alone is not sufficient

Vertical farming is remarkable - a very beautiful technique to which we, from the Netherlands, have made a significant contribution. But if the land is cheap, Vertical Farming alone will not be sufficient. Read the full article

"Gulf states growing market for high value fruit and vegetables". Read the full article

Interview FreshPlaza

Company profile

GrowGroup IFS is a company that makes it possible to produce fresh vegetables:

Where it is too hot or too cold,

Where there is too much or too little sunlight,

We create in a complete closed indoor environment the optimal conditions to grow.


Saudi Agriculture 2017

During the Saudi Agriculture on the Holland Pavilion contract signed with local party for the construction of a Green Factory. We have chosen a variant of the Vertical Farm which fits better with local conditions. The choice was made on the business plan previously prepared by us.

Indoor farming in the Middle East

in acceleration

In the run up to the GFIA in Abu Dhabi in February, John Breedveld, CEO of GrowGroup IFS talks about the developments in vertical farming in the Middle East.


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GrowGroup brings a small-scale vertical farm concept to the market. With this we train staff when the factory is under construction. It is also used for schools and universities. GrowGroup forms the link between education, permanent education and consultancy for farms.

R&D and Training unit

GreenFactory Al Ain

GrowGroup is examining a production site on the Al Ain truckroad. Phase 1 consists of 6,900 m2 cultivation area vertical farming and must be operational in 2018.

Impression GFIA 2018

GrowGroup was pressent at the Holland pavilion with an island stand .


Tasting the product samples was highly appreciated by our visitors.

A lot of interest in local production, CO2 reduction and 95% water saving.

In addition 100% pesticide-free production, cleaner than organic, and locally produced saves 24 to 48 hours of transport.

Water saving

This short video gives an impression of how to save 95% water and produce pesticides free.

GrowGroup IFS focuses on sustainability

Sustainability of our fruit and vegetable sector transcends our national borders. Many trading companies already have their own farms all over the world. This is often from... Read the full article

GFIA 2018

Meet GrowGroup IFS

at the

GFIA Global forum for innovations in agriculture

from 5 - 6 February 2018.

You can find us on booth D40

LED farm Moscow region

At the moment we are working on a business plan with funding for an LED farm in Russia. Total investment of the farm is 40 million Euro.



GrowGroup Innovative Farming Solutions B.V. supports the development of Vertical Farming in most difficult climates.


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