Sufyan and Kashif have successfully set up a hydroponics farm near Lahore and have managed to grow and sell a wide variety of vegetables. They are using the latest in technology to achieve high yields. They are applying what they have learned during their studies at Namal University.
Sufyan Abdur Rehman and Kashif Latif Chaudhary graduated from Namal in 2019 with a degree in Computer Science. Both were selected for Student Entrepreneurship Program at National University of Singapore, and are now jointly running and managing a hydroponics farm near Raiwind, Lahore. ‘When we went to Singapore, on an exchange program, we were intrigued by the game-changing technologies they had employed in the agricultural sector,’ says Sufyan. ‘Hydroponics is the future of agriculture,’ adds Kashif. ‘The technology uses far less land and does not require much water and the best thing is that it does not use pesticides.’
Sufyan and Kashif have successfully grown tomatoes, lettuces, broccoli, and a dozen more vegetables by growing them on vertically stacked layers and by employing climate control systems and IoT (Internet of Things). They are also marketing their produce by connecting with restaurants and major chain stores.