Elite Agro (EAG) is a leading UAE producer and distributor of fresh produce, bringing UAE-grown, fresh-from-the-earth white and purple potatoes to the market. Potatoes are in season at EAG, the UAE’s largest local potato producer, as Gulf Agriculture reports.
Elite Agro owns and operates a 1,212-hectare farm in Nahel, Al Ain, producing up to 8,400 tons of potatoes this harvest season.
Dr. Abdulmonem Almarzooqi, Elite Agro Executive Director and Board Member, said: “The new harvest season is a testament to our success as pioneers of sustainable farming in the UAE. We renew our commitment to support the UAE’s National Strategy for Food Security and the United Nations Development Programme Goal 2 (UNDP) by producing locally-grown, fresh potatoes our customers can trust.”
Since 2014, the farm has been home to three potato varieties, including Spunta, Naima, and Universa. This year, an all-new, highly-versatile potato variety called Sifra was planted for the first time in Nahel Farm.
“We continuously endeavour to bring new varieties that increase the accessibility of locally-grown, high-quality fresh produce to the UAE market. In line with our commitment to promote local food security and sustainability, we are proud to pioneer sustainable farming practices that are beneficial to both our people and our planet,” Ian Summerfield, Elite Agro CEO told Gulf Agriculture.
EAG potatoes will be sold under its newly rebranded Elite Fresh brand and available at leading retailers including Spinneys, Carrefour or order online at farmbox.ae.
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