Nailesh Kanaksi Khimji (NKK) Investments, a visionary company in the AgriTech, Green Hydrogen, and Sustainability sectors, has announced a strategic partnership with UrbanKisaan, an acclaimed Agri-tech startup from United States, with its research centre in India. The primary objective of this collaboration is to introduce UrbanKisaan’s advanced hydroponic and vertical farming technology to Oman.
The central focus of this joint effort is to promote and make UrbanKisaan’s cutting-edge farming techniques more cost-effective and accessible to Omani farmers. By harnessing the capabilities of hydroponics and vertical farming, this partnership aims to empower local agriculturalists to achieve higher yields while using significantly fewer resources, thereby enabling them to make apt investments in the future of agriculture.
An integral aspect of this partnership is the aspiration to extend UrbanKisaan’s groundbreaking technology beyond Oman’s borders, benefitting farmers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. This proven environmentally conscious and resource-efficient technology allows crops to thrive with minimal water and land utilisation compared to traditional methods. The outcome not only includes a reduction in the carbon footprint but also the production of highly nutritious crops that contribute to the well-being of the population.
Shedding light on the joint-venture, Chirayu Khimji, Director of NKK Investments and KR Group stated, “We would like to thank the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water, and allied authorities, for providing a robust framework to support this Joint-Venture. Our partnership with UrbanKisaan aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering sustainable advancements in agriculture within the Sultanate. Most importantly, we will be able to serve our customers with technology to allow them to grow more with less.”
“By combining NKK Investments’ strategic insights with UrbanKisaan’s pioneering technology, we are poised to reshape the future of farming in Oman and help our nation achieve food security targets in line with His Majesty Sultan Haitham’s Oman Vision 2040. We are confident that the proliferation of our technology within the Sultanate will allow the people of Oman to enjoy pesticide and GMO-free fruits and vegetables at the lowest pricing to date”, he continued.
Sharing his perspective, Vihari Kanukollu, CEO and Co-founder of UrbanKisaan mentioned, “Our collaboration with NKK Investments marks a significant step forward in realising our mission to make advanced farming technology accessible to a global audience. Together, we are creating a more sustainable and productive agricultural landscape.”