Future technologies key to national food security: Sheikh Mohammed

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The UAE Government is keen to achieve the highest levels of national food security and ensure its sustainability as it is a key to enhancing the quality of life within the country, according to the Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Dubai ruler also highlighted that the key requirements for the comprehensive sustainable development to further boost the UAE ranking in the global food security indices, hence, turn it into a global hub for food security that is based on innovation.

Sheikh Mohammed’s comment come as he reviewed the results of Government Accelerators Working Groups to adopt Modern Agricultural Technology.

“Achieving food security is key for the UAE Government. We want the UAE to be pioneer in food security through the development of a comprehensive and sustainable work process for food security that use future technology in finding solutions for the challenges related to securing food sources. We are aware that achieving food security to our society is a key pillar for our comprehensive sustainable journey,” said Sheikh Mohammed.

“We want a better future for the next generations, where every member of the society will receive a secured healthy food. We want to develop the tools and solutions to overcome the challenges related to food security, and create solution and models and process to improve agriculture sector in the country, and provide trusted sustained resources.”

During Sheikh Mohammed’s visits to the Government Accelerators headquarters in Emirates Towers in Dubai, accompanied by Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed about the 10 strategic initiatives that were developed by Government Accelerators team to adopt Modern Agricultural Technology, and aims to develop creative solutions to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of locally produced food products, through providing supports and attracting investments to set up sustainable agriculture projects that ensure food security for the UAE, and support economic growth.

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