Dubai is the international headquarters for its annual meetings

Cooperation between "Mohammed bin Rashid Initiatives" and "Davos" to establish the "Global Platform for Food Innovation Centers"

Saeed Al-Attar during the signing of the agreement in the presence of Mohammed Al-Gergawi and Maryam Al-Muhairi.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum, confirming the intention of the two sides to cooperate in creating a global platform for the network of food innovation centers established by the Global Forum, so that the platform contributes to accelerating and expanding innovation in the field of food transformation towards more efficient sustainable future options. Improving food production mechanisms around the world, as part of the activities of the World Economic Forum, which is being held in Davos, Switzerland, with the participation of decision-makers, economists and future prospects from around the world.

The agreement also makes Dubai the international headquarters for the annual meeting of the Centers for Food Innovation.

The agreement also includes the joining of the "Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives" to the Supervisory Board of the Food Systems Initiative and the Steering Committee of the Food Innovation Centers of the World Economic Forum.

The establishment of the International Platform for Food Innovation Centers aims to enhance joint international scientific and research cooperation in the field of food, exchange knowledge, experiences and data to develop local food production systems, and support national and global strategies to achieve and enhance food security, facilitating access to the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals;

Especially the second goal of eradicating hunger.

The Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, stressed that “Dealing with global food challenges requires new thinking and global innovation accelerators through which we can develop unconventional solutions.

And cooperation with (Davos) will provide a global platform for cooperation with all partners.”

Al Gergawi pointed out that "Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's global initiatives, under the directives of His Highness, are considered one of the largest regional and global active institutions in combating hunger and providing nutritional requirements for disadvantaged communities."

In turn, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, said: “In 2018, the UAE government adopted the National Food Security Strategy 2051, to develop a comprehensive national system that enables sustainable food production using technology at all stages of the value chain, while employing smart technologies and promoting Initiatives that advance research and development capabilities in the field of food, and cooperation between the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and the World Economic Forum, to establish the global platform for food innovation centers, achieve this goal, which will have a positive impact on the development of food security locally, regionally and globally.

She added: "International cooperation is a vital element to determine the food needs of countries and societies during the coming years and decades, and it is the optimal direction to accelerate the application of research results, studies, innovations and promising technologies in various fields of food production, in a way that meets the needs of sustainable economic development and food security on the one hand, and preserves water and environmental resources on the one hand. On the other hand".

The agreement, which paves the way for a three-year cooperation and enhances the efforts of the two parties to develop food production systems and improve food globally, was signed by Saeed Al-Eter, Assistant Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and Shaun de Klein, a member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum, in Davos. In Switzerland, attended by a number of officials from both sides.

Developing mechanisms and techniques for food production globally

Saeed Al-Attar, Assistant Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, confirmed that it “supports, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the efforts aimed at developing mechanisms and techniques for food production globally, and bringing about qualitative future transformations in providing integrated systems for food innovation, This ensures the transfer and dissemination of knowledge, supports research and development, and enhances food security for countries and societies, especially those most affected by the repercussions of climate change, crises and rapid economic transformations, by relying more on the applications of artificial intelligence, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, data, science and technology.

“800 million people suffer from hunger around the world,” Al-Attar said.

The crises that the world has witnessed during the past few years have directly affected supply chains;

Especially in the food sector, and showed the urgent need to develop systems, options and alternatives to develop food production at the national levels, and provide interconnected and effective food safety nets locally and globally.

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