The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi toured a local farm on Saturday as he highlighted the need for home-grown food production.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, met agricultural entrepreneurs who are working to boost produce food growth in one of the world’s most arid regions.
“I was pleased to meet some of the UAE’s aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs who are pioneering sustainable and resilient farming practices using modern technology,” Sheikh Mohamed said on Twitter.
“Innovation in this sector is key to our food security goals and our country’s diversified economic growth.”
Several major farming companies in the Emirates have begun using vertical farming and LED lighting to grow more local produce, while other food industries have recently boosted production in light of the global pandemic.
Sheikh Mohamed was accompanied by Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, who last week spoke of the need to increase local fish production and attract more investment.
Updated: July 4, 2020 07:34 PM