In the UAE, food security is high on the agenda. The nation imports approximately 90 per cent of its food due to its desert climate.
The onset of the global pandemic reinforced the integral role that food and agriculture plays in the economy. A heavy reliance on imports has prompted a shift in focus to developing solutions that increase self-sufficiency and the resilience of the UAE’s food system and supply chain. The National Food Security Strategy 2051 exemplifies this urgency with a bold ambition to ensure access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food year-round.
With our innovation-led approach, we are harnessing AgTech capabilities to advance the development of the Food & Agriculture cluster and increase sustainability, quality and efficiency.
By developing the UAE’s first fresh produce AgTech Park, we are accelerating local food production and distribution. Taking greenhousing to a new age, the AgTech Park will enable fruits and vegetables to grow in a controlled environment year-round. It will also attract new operators to produce locally, helping improve productivity for local farmers.