The “World Federation of Wholesale Markets Conference” kicks off next October
“Abu Dhabi Agriculture”: All food commodities are available and there is no shortage since the start of “Corona”
During the conference announcing Abu Dhabi's hosting of the "World Federation of Wholesale Markets Conference".
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The Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, confirmed that all food commodities are available in the UAE, and the country's markets have not witnessed a shortage of any major commodity since the start of the Corona virus pandemic so far, despite the challenges of the pandemic and the disruption of global supply chains.
He added that the UAE is characterized by a comprehensive system for sustainable production and supply, using the latest technology and partnership between the public and private sectors, and partnerships with various countries that supply food and production inputs, as well as a strong infrastructure of legislation and policies, to reduce waste, to ensure the availability of food in all circumstances. Pointing to the interest of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, in food security and the constant guidance of His Highness to ensure the provision of food for all at all times.
In a remote press conference, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Ports, to announce Abu Dhabi's hosting of the "World Federation of Wholesale Markets Conference", next October, he indicated that there is a complete strategy for food security in the Emirates, which focuses on securing safe and easy food trade, by supporting agriculture. local, supply chains, investment in port infrastructure, ensuring reasonable prices and providing all the enabling foundations for sustainable food production.
He revealed that the UAE has started exporting many fresh products to several markets outside the UAE during the recent period.
For his part, the Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Group, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, said that the UAE can secure food access to about five billion people around the world, thanks to its strategic location and strong infrastructure for ports and airports, noting that the Khalifa Industrial City Kizad supports 4000 food production projects in 17 food fields.
He pointed to the importance of the initiative recently announced by Abu Dhabi Ports to establish the Regional Food Center, noting that the center is the first of its kind, linking the East and West, and bringing together producers, distributors and sellers under one roof.
He stated that Abu Dhabi's hosting of the "World Federation of Wholesale Markets Conference", which is being held for the first time in the Middle East, provides a unique platform to support food security and wholesale supply chains, pointing out that the conference covers topics: food logistics, global supply chain resilience, and the state of security. World Food Program, with the aim of developing a viable roadmap capable of building a more resilient supply chain for fresh food.
In the same context, the CEO of Kizad Group, Muhammad Al-Khader Al-Ahmad, said that the latest technology is used to raise production efficiency, reduce waste, and improve food production and supply conditions.
As for the Secretary-General of the World Federation of Wholesale Markets, Eugenia Kerara, she stated that the UAE plays a leading role in providing food security by securing supply chains, to ensure the provision of food for all.
It is noteworthy that the UAE aims, within the framework of the National Food Security Strategy, to top the ranking of food security on the global food security index by 2051, by establishing a comprehensive national system that allows sustainable food production, using the latest technologies and improved local production.
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