#Food Security

uae food production

ADQ establishes new company, Silal, in Abu Dhabi to boost local food production

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri has been appointed as the CEO of the new entity

DMCC Agricota

Rural Indian farmers can now connect directly to UAE food industry through new portal

The platform uses blockchain technology to connect farmers with different entities in the UAE including food processing companies, traders and wholesalers

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed reiterates UAE’s drive to enhance food and water security

He has instructed the relevant departments to monitor the national reserves, invest in food technologies and forge international partnerships too

DP World launches platform to enhance food security, import in Dubai

The platform will help simplify transactions of over 18,000 food-trading companies

How GCC countries can ensure their food security

Over the longer term, governments need to build up local food supplies, reinforce supply chains, and increase the flow of imports

Dubai Food Security

Dubai’s external food trade valued at Dhs32bn in H1 2020

The emirate’s food imports reached Dhs22bn, while exports were recorded at Dhs5.5bn and re-exports amounted to Dhs4.5bn

UAE’s Elite Agro, Khalifa Fund partner to enhance food security

The MoU has been developed to manage and operate a number of protected farms that fall under the ambit of the Khalifa Fund

UAE buys thousands of Uruguay dairy cows to boost food security

The UAE government has taken several measures to ensure uninterrupted access to supplies since the virus spread

UAE’s food security initiatives: Growing rice in the desert

The Covid-19 pandemic, while ringing in other changes, is also spurring the UAE to grow more of its food

Sheikh Mohammed Fish Farm Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed visits Fish Farm in Dubai, encourages domestic food production

The Fish Farm in Jebel Ali can produce about 3,000 tons of organic fish per year

UAE food products trade amounted to Dhs31.7bn in Q1 2020

The value of the country’s food imports in the first quarter of this year amounted to Dhs17.98bn

sheikh hamdan

Dubai has ‘sufficient’ strategic food reserves – Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan

The committee explored ways to further facilitate food trade and distribution, diversify import sources, support local food production and reduce food waste