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Food security echoes at agriculture meet

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ALKESH SHARMA / EMIRATES BUSINESS

Methods needed to increase the global food production by 70 percent to feed over 9 billion people by 2050; mechanisms best suited to profitably restore land globally; ways to tackle the current worldwide water crisis and
steps to bring all economies on a common platform to ensure food security.
Participants racked their brains as they discussed these critical issues at the third edition of the Global Forum of Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, officially inaugurated the two-day event at Abu Dhabi National exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
“Employing over one billion people and generating more than $1.25 trillion worth of food annually, agriculture is apparently the world’s biggest industry. So this is one area that can’t be ignored. I am looking forward to strike some really exciting business deals with other stakeholders during this event,” Evan Donald, one of the participants, who specialises in organic food, told Emirates Business.

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