UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched today in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Food Technology Challenge, the largest of its kind in the world, aims to develop innovative solutions for food production and management in the UAE, and employ advanced technology in the creation of tools and techniques that are efficient and effective to overcome the challenges of the agricultural sector, so as to achieve the sustainability of food production in the UAE .
The Global Food Technology Challenge is in line with the objectives of the National Food Security Strategy, which aims to develop a comprehensive national system based on enabling sustainable food production. In addition to the global environmental and climatic challenges that require directing the UAE efforts in this aspect in line with the global efforts to secure the future of mankind.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “The challenge of food technology will open the horizon for regional and global cooperation to create a unified vision towards global food security. We look forward to the UAE being at the heart of this vision. .
He added: “We must invest the scientific expertise and expertise to find innovative and exceptional solutions to develop a sustainable agricultural system.” We welcome all the international expertise and creative minds in the UAE and the world to be part of the food technology challenge. ”
His Highness stressed that the culture of impossibility adopted by the UAE makes it eligible to play a role in achieving food security in the country and the region, pointing out that experts said that our land can not grow a plant .. And we proved that they are wrong .. From 4,000 farms in 1971 we have more today Of 40 thousand farms. "
“We want these innovative ideas to be the nucleus of quality projects in the agricultural sector that fulfill our ambitious vision of food security and drive our national economy into the future,” said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
"Efforts must be united, partnerships strengthened and cooperation mechanisms created between the public and private sectors and between various regional and international institutions and organizations to build a unified global vision for global food security," he added.
His Highness was accompanied during the launch of the Food Technology Challenge by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet and Future Affairs, and Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Food Security, Rima Al-Mokarab, Chairman of Tamkeen and a number of general managers and senior officials.