From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2014
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Efforts to enhance food security and reduce the impact of imported inflation have made the sector a greater priority. Further to this, the government is committed to developing the sector on the grounds that agriculture has played an important role in the emirate’s history, and is considered to be a pillar of its heritage and culture. As in much of the rest of the Gulf, fresh water is in short supply in the emirate, and agricultural planning is therefore shifting in favour of more water-efficient crops, such as replacing grain production with potatoes.
This chapter contains an interview with Rashed Mohamed Al Shariqi, Director-General, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA).