Sustainable Agriculture: Crops From The Sea | Mark Tester

Sustainable Agriculture:
Crops From The Sea

Mark Tester
Co-founder & CSO, Red Sea Farms


Mark Tester is the Co-founder and CSO of Red Sea Farms, an innovative Agri-tech company based in Saudi Arabia. Mark, who is ranked in the top 1% of scientists globally, also holds the position of professor of plant science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. In 2019 he was the Head of the Food Sector at NEOM. Prior to joining KAUST in February 2013, he was an ARC Federation Fellow and professor of plant physiology at the University of Adelaide, where he established The Plant Accelerator. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where he also received his PhD in 1988. Mark’s passion is to constantly develop and innovate saltwater-based agricultural systems, to support global food security.


Unlocking the Potential Of Saltwater

Red Sea Farms is an Agri-tech company that delivers smart and environmentally sustainable innovative agriculture systems to produce organic, pesticide-free, premium and delicious vegetables.

Red Sea Farms came together with a joint mission of global food security to positively impact numerous food insecure regions of the world - financially, environmentally and nutritionally. With innovation driving our mission, the Red Sea Farms company and technology has been recognized with multiple awards such as the FoodTech Challenge Award 2020 and the Entrepreneurship World Cup Award 2019.

Red Sea Farms is reducing the carbon and water footprint of our food sector by developing and delivering environmentally sustainable, saltwater-based agricultural systems. The company's vision is to develop saltwater technologies that enable economically viable food production in water-scarce communities around the world—giving people more access to healthy, delicious, locally-grown produce.  Red Sea Farms technology enables farmers to grow food and cool greenhouses using saltwater and smart tech-enabled systems while saving freshwater and energy. Red Sea Farms also offers consulting services along with our lovingly-grown produce.

Red Sea Farms produce is sustainable, organic, and pesticide-free, and the company's premium-quality saltwater tomatoes are delicious with high levels of vitamins and antioxidants—they taste great and are good for you!

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