Message from Farm Manager

We, IKEUCHI MIDDLE EAST, are currently producing fresh and delicious cherry tomatoes in Al Ain, UAE. We’ve started cultivating tomatoes since 2017 until now. Our motto is to deliver the best quality tomatoes to all around the UAE. Our team hopes you will enjoy our “Japanese quality”. We are happy to serve you from our farm.

Hirofmi Fujisawa

Our Team

How we grow

Devotion to Each and Every Crop

 

Abu Dhabi, the UAE's capital city, exhibits a balance between harsh natural conditions and futuristic.
Here we have established IKEUCHI Bida Faris Farm, a next-generation farming facility that makes use of the Japan-born "fog cultivation" approach,
which enables delivery of trustworthy, clean, fresh fruits and vegetables to customers throughout the UAE.
Bida Faris Farm staff are happy to serve, and we remain devoted to achieving the best-possible quality for each and every crop in order to please our customers.
We hope you will enjoy our produce to the fullest!

1. Fog Cultivation for Delicious Taste as Top Priority

Bida Faris Farm grows only clean crops with liquid fertilizer atomized in fog form, meaning no soil, compost or similar are used.
This fog cultivation method enables minute control of liquid fertilizer amounts, application timing and other such factors to produce sweet, rich-tasting fruits and vegetables.
On a quest for ways to grow even more delicious produce, we tirelessly pursued research efforts to come up with this revolutionary production approach based on fog cultivation.

2. Successful Year-round Cultivation in the Desert

Temperatures in the UAE's desert climate reach a staggering high of 50°C/122°F, making for a very challenging growing environment.
Tomatoes can only withstand temperatures up to 30°C/86°F, making this crops incredibly difficult to grow in the UAE year-round.
However, our CoolPescon system, which provides automatic cooling,  humidification and spraying of pesticide within greenhouses, has enabled such year-round cultivation.
In the summer, this system reduces greenhouses indoor temperatures via evaporative cooling using very fine fog with uniform droplets, and humidifies to facilitate more efficient photosynthesis during the winter. In these ways we are able to grow high-quality crops and deliver them to customers all throughout the year.

3. Pesticide Reduction Measures

By making use of IKEUCHI's various fog-based agricultural pesticide systems, it is possible to significantly reduce pesticide usage volumes.
In fact, our fog-based systems mitigate or eliminate many of the problems facing greenhouse growers, by reducing the burden placed on workers, boosting efficiency, enabling more clean and comfortable work environments, and providing other such benefits.

4. Water-saving Measures

It is believed that, out of all usable water sources in the world, 70% are used for agriculture.
In order to conserve and efficiently utilize these precious water resources, we strive to create new agricultural production systems.
We discovered that, by spraying liquid fertilizer in fog form using our fog cultivation approach, it is possible to minimize water usage in crop cultivation.

Achieve Year-round, High-yield Tomato Production

  • Japanese-variety cherry tomato yield target: 20 kg/m2

  • High brix (sweetness) and high nutrition 

  • Tests and Research for Integrated Environment Control Technologies

 

Develop a cultivation strategy for the Middle East (desert) region

  • Numerical analysis of energy usage efficiency and efficiency boosts under an integrated environment control system for the desert climate

  • Establish a growing model that uses the latest water-conserving cultivation systems

  • Test next-generation, water- and power-saving cooling systems to replace the standard pad and fan system

  • Carry out reduced-pesticide cultivation and preventive pest control measures

 

Evaluate Performance of Various Cultivation Facility Materials

  • Carry out verification testing with an eye toward reduced costs for new technologies, facilities and equipment, and also for high-energy-usage facilities

  • Evaluate crop characteristics by crop type

 

Establish a Middle East Operations Model

  • Sell high-value-added crops made possible by high-quality, year-round cultivation

  • Implement cultivation management based on growth predictions

  • Introduce the latest technologies and implement technological improvements

Facility Overview

  • Bay width: 9.6 m; pillar pitch: 5 m; eave height: 4.5 m

  • Roof shape: Gothic

  • Roof arch pitch: 2.5 m

  • Beam form: truss

  • Roof film: light-scattering polycarbonate board

  • Wall film: light-scattering polycarbonate board

  • Skylights: yes (both)

 

Equipment Overview

  • Control: integrated environmental control device

  • Curtain equipment: rack-mounted curtains, single layer (blocks 70% of light)

  • Heating: none

  • Cooling: CoolPescon (IKEUCHI high-pressure fog-spraying system)

  • Pesticide spraying: CoolPescon (IKEUCHI high-pressure spraying system)

  • Fertilizer supply / cultivation equipment: IKEUCHIPonics (own aeroponic cultivation system)

  • Ventilation: forced and natural ventilation systems

 

IKEUCHI MIDDLE EAST AGRICULTURAL LLC.

 

Farm Location:

Bida Faris, Remah, Al AIn, Abu Dhabi, UAE

+971 4 878 7089

info@ikeuchi.ae

IKEUCHI MIDDLE EAST GENERAL TRADING LLC.

 

Office location: 

Office #741, Tamani Arts Office Tower, 

Al Asayel St, Business Bay, 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

+971 4 878 7089

info@ikeuchi.ae

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