EDB Non-Financial Services Soma Mater – EDB Non-Financial Services
  • Review Farm Financing proposal to evaluate the following in each proposal:

  • Greenfield vs Brownfield considerations

  • Farming model and technique as suitable for the Country and the area.

  • Technical analysis

  • Feasibility Analysis and assessment of assumptions

  • Operational analysis

  • Past performance of farm

  • Risk Analysis

  • Considerations and recommendations

EDB and Soma Mater have joined forces to assist small-scale farmers in the UAE. This partnership offers farmers:

  • The opportunity to seek financial assistance from EDB

  • Specialized, cost-effective services to assess their projects

  • To opt for a comprehensive feasibility study by Soma Mater of their farm(s) at a competitive rate

  • To gain insights into their farm's present and future prospects, enabling them to make well-informed decisions and elevate project success(Terms and conditions applied)

To avail these services, farmers can follow these steps:

  • Either call or apply at EDB for agritech product loan for farm modernization via https://edb.gov.ae/solutions/agritech-loans

  • Provide necessary details and information about the project or farm(s).

  • Work with EDB Business lab and Soma Mater experts to evaluate the project or conduct the feasibility study.

  • Make informed decisions based on the findings to project success.


SOMA MATER aims to create radical transparency across every aspect of the UAE food system through education and awareness. Driven by data and a community-first approach, SOMA MATER facilitates conversations that support its three central pillars: Empowering Local Producers Supporting Sustainable Importers Informing Critical Policy Makers

Website: https://www.somamater.com