Al Bustani at a Glance

We operate across three lines of business activities each with its own unique features, requirements and products. Al Bustani designs and builds the systems, operates and manages them in addition to providing regular maintenance and consulting services across its three segments of activities. These are:

- Urban Farming: agriculture and horticulture in an urban environment
- Commercial Farming: developing greenhouses and other large systems to sustain commercially viable enterprises
- Landscaping: providing gardening and beautification services tailored to our client’s needs

Al Bustani relies on unconventional techniques to maximize the yields of crops and minimize the utilization of space. These soilless culture techniques operate with the goal of maximum water efficiency, consuming on average 70 to 90% less water than conventional farming . These techniques include:

- Hydroponics: Growing the plant directly in water tanks
- Aquaponics: Relying on organic waste generated by live fish cohabitating with the plant
- Aeroponics: Aerosol application of nutrients and water to the plant

Al-Bustani’s unique service offerings are unparalleled in Egypt both in terms of its solutions and the environments in which it operates by leveraging the scientific and engineering knowhow of our team and partners. These solutions are tailored specifically to the needs of the client yet their benefits translate across the wider sociological and ecological landscapes.

Benefits of Al-Bustani Activities

  • In a polluted urban environment, Al Bustani’s urban farming systems reduce overall air pollution by increasing oxygen levels and reducing carbon-dioxide and the effects of other Green House Gasses
  • As these technologies reduce water waste and run off water and have a water efficiency of 90%, they help to conserve already depleting supplies of drinkable water
  • Beautification of rooftops, walls and terraces, adding a natural aesthetic quality to what would otherwise be a drab urban landscape or an arid desert region
  • These systems can lead to a reduction in the urban heat island effect by dropping temperatures from anywhere between 3 to 10 degrees Celsius on upper floor apartments
  • Provides natural shading in hot climates, reducing the need to power air conditioners hence reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint
  • Provides a sustainable method of producing and distributing food for arid and rural communities, thereby contributing to the overall food security of a state
  • Foliage from plants grown on building structures decreases noise pollution in urban environments by acting as sound barrier
  • As being relatively cost effective and easily implemented tools for the production of a variety of agricultural goods including cash crops, these systems provide an added source of income for low-income families
  • Community farming: All ages can start a small farm [Stronger communities]
  • Maximizing space utilization, as you can grow a high yield of crop in a very small area
  • General improvement in the overall quality of life of the community and individual
  • Plants grown are never exposed to pesticides and insecticides
  • Produce grown using aquaponics systems are 100% organic