Malaysian property developer teams up with BoomGrow Productions to construct urban farm

Sime Darby Property has partnered with BoomGrow Productions to construct an urban farm in the Serenia City township in Selangor, Malaysia.

Sime Darby Property and BoomGrow Productions announce plans to construct a new urban farm

Sime Darby Property and BoomGrow Productions announce plans to construct a new urban farm

The initiative is part of the property developer’s ‘The Greener Good’ sustainable farming initiative which aims to shape resilient and healthy communities by making safe and sustainable produce accessible for its residents.

Sime Darby Property’s chief executive – Property Development, Mohd Sohimin Mohd Alayedin said that this collaboration supports the company’s 2030 sustainability goals to achieve a minimum of one urban farm in each of its townships by 2030.

“As a pioneering property developer, we aspire to develop townships which are people-centric and environmentally conscious. This means aligning the same set of values, goals, and objectives between our people to achieve a shared purpose, which is to be a value multiplier for people, businesses, economies, and the planet,” said Alayedin.

“We believe that by multiplying the value of our products and services, Sime Darby Property will be able to fully harness its potential in delivering the best possible results to our customers and stakeholders, with quality, safety and sustainability at the forefront of the results.”

Agri-tech company BoomGrow will develop the pilot urban farm located at the Serenia City Sales Gallery by utilising precision farming methods such as ‘machine farm’ technology to produce vegetables for the communities within and around the township.

BoomGrow chief executive Murali K said collaboration aims to supply the demand for traceable, fresh, and clean vegetables for residents.

“Seeing our Machine Farm in action at Serenia City really marks an important milestone for BoomGrow as this will be the first project where we bring our tech straight to the heart of where people live and raise their families,” said Murali K.

“The holistic benefit of this project expands to not only reducing environmental harm but also increasing the health and wellbeing of our consumers. Traditionally, access to clean and pesticide free produce are challenging and needless to say, expensive.

“But now, this collaboration between our technology and responsible property developer such as Sime Darby Property can help move the needle on food sustainability and enhancing our food supply chain. I am excited to see how the residents here would interact with our Machine Farm and the pesticide free produce that comes from it.”