Nassau, the Bahamas: Prime Minister Philip Davis paid a visit to flagship 70K Farm, with the motive to view a model for the Eeden Acres Farm, which is to be established in New Providence. It is owned by 80 Acres Farms, a revolutionary commercial indoor hydroponic farm based in Hamilton, Ohio.
The Bahamian government remains committed to growing and advancing its green economy aim. On tour, the prime minister was accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island, Clay Sweeting.
The partnership between Eeden Farms and 80 Acres will be the most advanced in the world of any of the 80 Acres farms to date, boasting the best AgTech(agriculture technology) from all across the globe, under one roof. The farm will grow to produce indoors without GMOs or pesticides providing a healthy diet to Bahamians and visitors.
“Congratulations to the young Bahamians behind Eeden Farms, and their partners, for realizing their vision of food security and sustainability thus far. Our commitment to the Green Economy is central to this, and Eeden Farms seems well-positioned to play an active role. The most striking feature from what I’ve seen today is the innovative use of technology in food production. Minister Sweeting has spoken to the remarkable innovation we see here,” PM Davis further highlighted.
Emphasizing the importance of the Eeden Farms, he underscored the venture would be thumping into three critical priorities of the Bahamian government, such as – Food supply and Food Security, Health and Wellness, and broader issues connected to Climate Change.
“Once again, Eeden Farms is ideally placed to support us in this national effort. I’m also particularly impressed with your commitment to embracing sustainable practices in your business,” the statement of the prime minister furthermore added.