Dubai-born CAFU Reveals Drone Technology for Ghaf Tree Seed Planting
Months on from announcing the Sustainability Deal - Dubai-born CAFU has taken big strides in its strategy towards becoming carbon neutral, starting with the ground-breaking Ghaf Tree Seed Project to plant a million Ghaf seeds in the UAE desert to combat climate change.
The pioneering technology and car services company made two major announcements today at a press conference held at drone training institution Sanad Academy.
It has completed two rounds of planting with over 10,000 seeds in the desert this year using its cutting-edge drone technology and first-of-its-kind planting mechanism designed by the CAFU engineers in the region.
CAFU's team of engineers and technology experts have designed and developed a pioneering in-house pressurised air mechanism built into the drone, which shoots the seedballs to the required depth, while also geotagging the location to track its progress.
Leading the press conference today, CAFU's Sustainability and Community Manager Nabra Al Busaidi said: 'It is a real privilege to lead this work by CAFU that will have such a positive impact on the environment.
"I can proudly say that the progress we have made and the support we have received from both government and private entities has been invaluable.
"Today, we have accomplished a major milestone through the drone-tech powered planting."
With sustainability and climate action high on the UAE agenda, CAFU has partnered with key strategic organizations in the UAE, all with the shared agenda of advancing solutions for positive impact on the environment and by doing so, advancing their research knowledge in the UAE.