Silal launches a world-class R&D center to bolster agri-food innovation and industry eco-system

Silal is launching the Innovation Oasis, an exceptional Innovation, Research, and Development Center in Al Ain, to enable an ecosystem to advance the Agri-Food sector using cutting-edge technologies.

Through its built-in laboratories and training facilities, the 300,000 m2 R&D center aims to provide a hub for academic institutions, research organizations, and businesses to develop and trial technically robust solutions to boost agricultural growth and sustainably enhance production.

From maximizing water efficiency to developing seeds, improving soil quality, and better irrigation water systems, Innovation Oasis tackles the key challenges facing Agri-Food production today in the UAE and the region.

The facility also includes a soil and water lab, a pest and disease diagnostic lab, a variety improvement lab, a plant growth chamber and phenotyping facility for seed development, and postharvest facilities, including cold stores and exhibition areas.

And an open-field trial site including fertigation systems, IoT sensors, weather stations, and automated systems.