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Watch: How Emirati woman transformed her rooftop into smart farm – News

Maha Al Muhairi is the founder of Fresh Fridge, a farm within a fridge that can grow different varieties of vegetables in a controlled environment within 10-15 days


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Published: Thu 24 Aug 2023, 1:25 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Aug 2023, 10:53 PM

She’s not an agricultural engineer, nor did she have any agricultural background, but UAE national Maha Al Muhairi has ingeniously converted her rooftop into a smart farm that yields fresh vegetables and leafy greens throughout the year.

Ahead of the celebration of Emirati Women’s Day on August 28, it is good to look into Al Muhairi’s journey into the field of smart agriculture that has not only changed her perspective but also propelled her to explore a vast realm where she strives to fulfill her grand aspiration for greener, more sustainable communities.

With no agriculture background, Al Muhairi’s green discovery began with her participation in a science competition during her computer engineering studies in Dubai. Her journey started with a smart refrigerator — she’s the founder of Fresh Fridge, a farm within a fridge that can grow different varieties of vegetables in a controlled environment within 10-15 days.

From smart fridge to smart farm

Her invention of a smart fridge advanced to a smart farm, and the creation of smart planter. Today, she

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