Saif bin Zayed attends a lecture on "Agriculture Technology and the Future of Food"

«Mohammed bin Zayed Council»: The UAE will become the most food-secure in the world by 2051

Stuart Oda: "The UAE has become a source of inspiration for agricultural technology innovators... and new solutions can feed 10 billion people."

Global entrepreneur and urban agriculture expert, Stuart Oda, stressed that the UAE has become today a source of inspiration for the next generation of agricultural technology innovators, especially in light of the efforts and strategic plans it is implementing to become the safest country for food in the world by 2051, noting that the country’s encouragement of innovation and talent flow Local technical and international experts, will enable UAE agricultural technology companies to export solutions to agricultural and food challenges to the countries of the region, during the next few period.

Oda indicated, during a lecture entitled "Agricultural Technology and the Future of Food" yesterday evening, organized by the "Mohammed bin Zayed Council" in the presence of Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, that the world will need to increase its agricultural production. By 70% from current levels, to meet the population increase, which is expected to reach 10 billion people by 2050, stressing that new solutions provided by agricultural technology will be able to provide food for them.

He stated that the origins of human agriculture can be traced back to 12,000 years ago, specifically to the Fertile Crescent, which is located north of the UAE, where the discovery of agriculture ended countless waves of mass migration in search of food and basic necessities, and allowed civilizations to flourish.

Oda said: "Today, the UAE has become a source of inspiration for the next generation of agricultural technology innovators, a global center for innovation, and one of the most important pioneers in the global agricultural technology sector, thanks to the vision of its wise leadership, its ambitious initiatives and strategies, and a competitive education system to continue supporting and nurturing local talent." He stressed that the state has long realized the importance of economic, human and creative investment in the agricultural technology sector.

He added: “The UAE has launched an integrated package of qualitative and exceptional initiatives to attract entrepreneurs, investors and partners to lead the next wave of technological development and agricultural commercial marketing, as the UAE has many key components to attract talent and great companies, which will contribute to achieving a competitive national economy based on knowledge and innovation. and future technological applications that integrate modern technologies in the agricultural field.”

The lecturer continued: "The UAE has also announced its commitment to become the safest country for food in the world by 2051 by developing a comprehensive national strategy and roadmap to achieve this ambitious goal, and launched several acceleration programs and startup competitions that played a major role in increasing innovations. An influx of local artistic talent and international experts.” 

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