GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to host farmers at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 March 2017: Abu Dhabi is set to welcome hundreds of farmers and food growers from around the world to introduce them to the growing number of new sustainable agriculture solutions which will directly impact their business.

The Hosted Farmers Programme, supported by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), will run at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, with support of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

“This new programme in Abu Dhabi underlines the commitment of the UAE to working with farmers and food growers to increase food production in a sustainable, responsible way,” said Thamer Al Qasemi, Director of the Communication and Community Service Division at ADFCA.

“We are encouraging farmers from the UAE to attend GFIA, this is an unrivalled opportunity to meet counterparts from all over the world. Providing access to the best innovative minds in the world will give our hosted farmers the ability to understand what solutions would work best in their environments and we hope a number of these will be adopted when they return to their land.”

Al Qasemi pointed to ADFCA's role in the development of the agriculture sector and in ensuring food security and supply at all times. He noted that the Authority had helped boost the status of Abu Dhabi on the world's food map, reinforcing it as a reliable platform for international institutions concerned with food and agriculture industry.

“The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture is considered the largest forum of its kind in the world to review the latest innovations in sustainable agriculture to boost profits from environmentally responsible agricultural practices.

“Unlike other major agricultural events, GFIA is committed to meeting the needs of both large agribusinesses and smallholders by presenting the best solutions available to achieve higher yields without damaging the natural environment and our resources,” Al Qasemi added.

Farmers from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, the Netherlands and Zimbabwe have already registered to take advantage of the programme, where they will be matched with UAE farmers as well as international buyers and relevant exhibitors for a series of one to one meetings throughout GFIA, which runs from 20-21 March 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

With return airfares to Abu Dhabi, accommodation and complimentary access-all-areas passes to the conference sessions and VIP opening ceremony, the programme is unrivalled for farmers' benefits and opportunities.

Added Al Qasemi: “GFIA is the world's largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations for increased profits and environmentally responsible farming practices. Unlike other major agriculture events, GFIA is uniquely committed to meeting the needs of both large and smallholder farmers by presenting the best available and emerging solutions with the potential to deliver higher yields without damaging our natural resources and climate.”

The GFIA conference will feature speakers from around the world tackling five key challenges: climate-resilient crops; growing the aquaculture industry; future-proofing animal health; smallholder farmer development; and sustainable animal production. On the opening day, His Excellency Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment in the UAE, will deliver the welcome address.

Among the panel of speakers will be H.E. Mohamed Bin Obaid-Al Mazrooei, President, The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development; H.E. Khadim Al Darei, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Al Dahra Agriculture Company; H.E. Memli Krasniqi, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development in the Government of the Republic of Kosovo; Dawood AlYahyai, Director of Aquaculture Development, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries in Oman; Edward Hamod, General Manager, Emirates Food Industries; and Alya Al Mazroui, Programe Manager at the National Centre of Meteorology & Seismology, who will be giving an update on the progress to date of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science.

GFIA, now in its 4th edition, will also feature an exhibition hosting some 300 companies, and an Innovations Programme, showcasing a series of 15-minute talks from start-up companies who think they have a next-generation solution that could shape the future of farming around the world.


Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 11206 times
Posted on : Tuesday, March 07, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : H.H. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani: Agriteq 2017 will provide a major boost to Qatar's thrivi...
Next Story : First-of-its-kind Emirates Soil Museum opens its doors in Dubai
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Grand Optics exclusive: Le Specs eyewear collection LUXE Nucleus
Grand Optics exclusive: Le Specs Eyewear Collection Escape to the Exotic
Introducing Parfums De La Bastide, an Artisanal Maison de Parfum inspired by Pro...
Grand Optics Exclusive: MARNI eyewear collection
Chaumet - Imperial Splendours, The Art of Jewellery Since the 18th Century
From a House to a Smart Home: LG Smart Technology Helps Make Homes More Comforta...
Gold Collagen® to Launch in Dubai, May 2017
GKhair celebrates 10 years of success at Beautyworld Middle East
Dubai's largest Ramadan Night Market is Back!
Azraq, the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy
Aab Modest Wear Launches in the UAE
LG showcases a future of multiple savings with trendsetting smart homes
Lexus Unveils All-New LC luxury Coupe to Open a New Chapter in Brand History
Kiko Milano Launches Tropic Heat - A Collection Full of Energy, Colour and Vibrancy
Doha Bank Wins “Best Regional Commercial Bank” at Banker Awards 2017
Celebrate the Joy of Ramadan with IKEA'S Latest Collection
Brand New Flagship ZIPPY store Opens in Dubai Mall Today
Monsoon and Accessorize have it covered for Ramadan 2017
Travel in style with these summer essentials from ban.do, Ted Baker, Tatty Devin...
Wella Koleston: Get ready for an Eid celebration that shimmers bright with color!
MICHAEL KORS Mens' Accessories
Stunning New Collections from Jaguar and Land Rover
Beautyworld Middle East 2017 opens with 11.5 per cent year-on-year growth featur...
Perfecting the Journey with TUMI 19 Degree Global Campaign
Esposa Privé's Ramadan Collection Lands in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
COÉGA Sunwear Swim Essentials
Rado Features Two Timepieces for the Perfect Father's Day Gift
Celebrate the Warmth of Ramadan With Graceful Shades from Baume & Mercier
Exotic Perfume Worth Over AED 608,000 a Bottle Draws Fragrance Buffs at Beautywo...
EUROSTAR Group expands its beauty and personal care product portfolio
Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition
Bubble 42 Juliette Jourdain - The Girl with the Pearl Bubble
Siemens partners with SACGC to boost industrial technology skills in Kuwait
Volvo Cars partners with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars
Sony Mobile Xperia XZ Premium available for pre-order online and in stores in UAE
Pamper Your Loved Ones This Ramadan With Les Classiques Fragrances, a Timeless C...
Carl F. Bucherer Manero PowerReserve
Growing focus on healthy & balanced meals, festivities, is the new spirit of Ram...
Symrise to Showcase Exclusive Products at BeautyWorld Middle East
British Orchard Nursery Wins 3 Coveted Awards at Dubai's Premier International B...
The world's first SOAPENIR, is the ultimate Ramadan gift for loved ones
The Modern Designs of West Elm's New Summer Collection Unveiled
Nikai introduces the 75 inch Smart LED TV
DeLaCour Crafts a Resplendent Salute to Women with the Passion
Danube Properties Redefines Affordable Housing with ‘Bayz'
SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist
HH Sheikh Ahmed Opens Airport Show 2017 on Robust Growth in Aviation
End your fast in style and true culinary brilliance with Cocoa Kitchen
Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta
REDTAG Releases Its Limited Edition Ramadan Collection for the Perfect Chic Yet ...