Unlocking the potential of saltwater to feed the world

Ryan Lefers and Mark Tester

Red Sea Farms envisions a world where saltwater resources are used to grow healthy food sustainably and reduce food insecurity around the world. The company combines impact with innovation through saltwater-based agriculture products, systems, and services that are environmentally and economically sustainable and help support the nutritional needs of water-scarce populations. Based in Saudi, RSF offers products and services designed to help farmers grow food sustainably using fewer resources in water-scarce areas. Their solution includes (1) the production of fresh, organic and GMO-free produce, (2) saltwater greenhouses and retrofitting of existing greenhouses with patent-pending saltwater-cooling and Coretex control system technologies and technical advice, and (3) design guidance, project management, operations management, and grower services for saltwater and desert agriculture.