Agriculture & Food Security
From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019
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The local authorities are continually looking at ways to improve domestic food production, efforts which can in turn support and work alongside the various strategies in place to ensure Abu Dhabi’s food security as well as that of the wider UAE. Despite a desert climate and significant barriers to large-scale agricultural production, a strong focus has been placed in recent years on the management of key resources such as water, with an increased push into areas like greenhouses, hydroponics and the overall modernisation of the agriculture sector. This comes at a time when Abu Dhabi’s population, and therefore its food requirements, continue to grow. This chapter contains an interview with Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security.