Agriculture in Saudi Arabia is growing at over 4% a year. Expanding this market further will require innovative solutions. Reducing the costs to create fertile soil and limiting the use of water will enable cost-effective growth for Saudi agriculture.
KAUST startup Edama Organic Solutions is restoring local sandy soils by turning organic waste into valuable soil improvers. These soil improvers make sandy soils much more fertile and improve water infiltration and retention. These combine to reduce water irrigation needs by 75% and dramatically increase crop yield and plant performance.