Agriscape kicks off today in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi / WAM

The second Agriscape, the international exhibition dedicated to agricultural investments abroad, will kick off on Monday at Rosewood Abu Dhabi under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The event, organised by Food Security Centre Abu Dhabi under the supervision of Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, will convene 53 exhibitors associated with agri-land and other agri-assets in more than 50 countries.
Commenting on the exhibition, Almheiri said, “The UAE leadership is committed to encouraging investment and enhancing food production systems to support sustainable development and bridging the nutritional gap given their far-reaching implications for the well-being of society.
“As food security is a pressing resource security challenge for the UAE, we have a keen interest in increasing agricultural efficiency through the adoption of new methods and diversifying the pattern of agricultural investment abroad. Agriscape 2018 will further solidify the UAE’s position as a leading player in global food security through facilitating investment in agriculture and making the country a global agro-food hub.”
With agricultural production expected to grow to meet the increasing nutritional requirements of a growing world population over the next decade, the UAE, in collaboration with its international partners, is leading the way in encouraging agricultural investment by creating partnerships between decision makers and businesses, the Minister noted. “This will ensure sustainability of food resources in all circumstances and at all times through effective stakeholder coordination and public-private initiatives,” she added.

In turn, Khalifa Al Ali, CEO of the Food Security Centre Abu Dhabi, said, “With food security at the heart of sustainable development, Agriscape demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s priority in promoting enhanced food security through agricultural investment. Agriscape has already staked out a position as a world-class platform that will do much to drive innovation and investment to benefit our region and beyond. In line with our mission to strengthen our country’s food security resilience, we are delighted to use this occasion to identify investment priorities with international decision makers and investors.”

The event will host four ministers from the UAE, Uganda, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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