6 Graphs that Map Out Foodtech in MENA

By Ashok Raman, 25 August 2023

Foodtech in The Middle East & North Africa

Foodtech innovations are particularly important to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; this is primarily because of the region suffering from the effects of increasing desertification. This translates to increasingly shrinking plots of arable land and water scarcity. These environmental factors have meant that the MENA region has increasingly become more dependent on food imports, especially in the GCC markets - which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. On average, the GCC countries import anywhere between 80-90% of their total food consumption. The region is investing heavily in agtech such as vertical farming, hydroponics, precision agricultural technologies, supply chain traceability, alt-proteins, and cold-chain logi

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