Saudi city of future enlists Dutch help to grow crops in desert

It is carving out an area the size of some 15 soccer fields to form a horticulture oasis on the outskirts of Neom

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Heat, conflicts and export bans: Global food threats are on the rise

The extreme heat engulfing swaths of Asia, Europe and North America is just the latest challenge driving fluctuations in the global commodity markets and impacting food prices

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Bahrain’s agribusiness platform Green Corp takes a stake in Badia Farms

Established in 2016, Badia Farms’ sustainable farming techniques produce fruits and vegetables without sunlight or soil

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Philippine counterpart to enhance cooperation

UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Philippines counterpart to enhance cooperation

The MoU enables exchange of space data to support various fields of common interest such as climate change, disaster management, emergency response, food security and agriculture

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Google Cloud inks sustainability agreement with Saudi government authorities

Google Cloud with SDAIA, MEWA and Climate Engine will launch the Earth Observation and Science Programme which will help address environmental, water and agricultural challenges

Uzbekistan Agro project funded by ADFD _ Pic courtesy WAM

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to fund joint agro project in Uzbekistan

Running from 2022 to 2026, the project is designed to enhance farming communities’ resilience to climate change

Here’s how Right Farm is tackling GCC region’s food security challenges

Founded in 2021, Right Farm uses predictive technology, which is designed to provide a seamless and convenient end-to-end process from farm to table

ADQ, E20 Investment partner to launch animal health platform

The new platform will comprise a vaccine manufacturing facility and complex with two hospitals dedicated to animals in Abu Dhabi

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UAE, Israel sign MoU to cooperate in agriculture

The ministries have agreed to collaborate on developing and sharing knowledge and technology to increase the quality of agricultural produce

Innovative products and trends governed Gulfood 2022

Zero waste, food security, homegrown brands, organic and plant-based food products and innovation in agriculture were key highlights of this year’s F&B event

Urban farming startup Infarm gets funding from Qatar wealth fund

The investment will be used to expand to more fruits and vegetables and open its first centre in Qatar in 2023

UAE to invest $2bn in India’s ‘food parks’

Why Abu Dhabi conglomerate Yas Holdings’ Elite Agro is focused on food for the future

With food security gaining increased focus during the pandemic, the UAE is focusing on the adoption of new technologies to yield greater results, say Elite Agro Division’s executive director and board member Dr Abdulmonem Almarzooqi and its CEO Ian Summerfield

Abu Dhabi authority implements plan for climate-smart agriculture

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority has urged farm owners to shift toward organic agriculture

New vertical farm launched in Dubai Industrial City

The facility will grow fresh kale, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and melons, and plans to supply hypermarkets, hotels and chefs across the country

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Desert Control joins Dubai’s in5’s alumni network after raising Dhs85m in IPO

Desert Control is ready to launch its commercial rollout of liquid natural clay that turns deserts into fertile land

UAE’s Environment Ministry to reduce or waive fees for 50 services from May 1

The fee for the permit to use the ‘Organic’ logo for organic products (previously Dhs5,000) will be waived

How the loss of biodiversity requires relevance and attention

Biodiversity and climate change are deeply connected by the simple fact that our economy relies on natural capital

Primed for growth: Abu Dhabi’s Yas Holding CEO on expanding during the crisis and plans ahead

As Yas Holding rapidly grows its portfolio, group CEO Murshed Al Redaini reveals how the company has tackled the Covid crisis and its ambitious plans for the future

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Dubai Fresh Market begins selling Israeli produce

Israeli company Carmel Agrexco to invest in agricultural farms in the UAE

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Why the GCC and Britain are collaborating for food security

The GCC states have launched agritech programmes and are working to facilitate global agribusiness trade and diversify international food sources

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UAE’s Pure Harvest to open $30m facility in Kuwait to supply retailer Sultan Center

The farm will supply many varieties of tomatoes, vine crops, leafy greens and berries and is expected to open next year

UAE cabinet approves Dh320m budget for national universities

The federal cabinet also approved a national system for sustained agriculture