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Crown Farms announces partnership with University of Washington Civil & Environmental Engineering

by Madaline Dunn

Crown Farms, a Fujairah-based organic farm management company, has announced that it has finalised a new partnership agreement with the University of Washington Civil & Environmental Engineering (UW-CEE) department.

Together, the two parties will embark on a project to enhance water-efficient irrigation via cutting-edge technology solutions and innovative practices in Fujairah and the wider UAE.

UW-CEE will provide its satellite imagery solution which will be a key component of new irrigation management systems moving forward.

Leveraging state-of-the-art technology and satellite imagery is hoped to optimise irrigation systems for efficient water utilisation, to make farming more sustainable.

A similar program was recently launched in Bangladesh by NASA – the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission – Professor Faisal Hossain was highlighted as instrumental in developing SWOT’s application plan.

By presenting detailed insights into water volume and their geographical distribution, SWOT has since enabled scientists, policymakers, and local authorities to better understand, monitor, and manage water resources, it was shared.

Fujairah Research Centre will also play a key role in the project as Knowledge Partner.

Adrian Galben, General Manager of Crown Farms, commented: “This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our commitment to ushering in a new era of sustainable farming practices that promote sustainable growth within the UAE while supporting economic development. We are incredibly excited to be working alongside such a distinguished partner in UW-CEE, whose track record for invaluable contributions to forward-facing environmental projects is known around the world. Looking ahead, we are eager to begin making the revolutionary advancements we envisage on the road to establishing a new benchmark for water-efficient irrigation methods as part of our open-field cultivation efforts.”

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