Eco agriculture & Green cities

    Ministry of Climate Change, Philippines department of agriculture sign MoU to develop agricultural sector
    28 Jun 2022

    DUBAI, 28th June, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) and the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up collaboration in developing the agricultural sector in both countries. The scope covers multiple areas, including soil science and management, biotechnology, post-harvest transactions, […]

    EGA, AUS to research food waste re-use for soils made with bauxite residue

    ABU DHABI, 26th May, 2022 (WAM) — Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) today announced a collaboration with the American University of Sharjah’ (AUS) College of Engineering to research the economic and environmental benefits of re-using food waste to enrich manufactured soils made from bauxite residue, and further applications in waste-to-energy. The AED1.6 million three-year research project […]

    ADAFSA signs two Musataha contracts to construct two farms worth AED 310 million
    18 May 2022

    ABU DHABI, 17th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has signed two Musataha contracts with two local private sector companies to build and operate two farms, one in Al Ain and the other in Abu Dhabi, with a total value of around AED 310 million. The first Musataha […]

    Abu Dhabi pest control firms warned over use of harmful chemicals
    03 May 2022

    Pest control companies in Abu Dhabi have been told that when using chemicals in seeking to eradicate rodents, these must be marked clearly as being harmful to humans. Abu Dhabi environment and waste authority said contractors were expected to adhere to the highest local and international standards when operating in the city. An animal welfare […]

    Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland briefed on DEWA’s global practices
    07 Apr 2022

    DUBAI, 7th April, 2022 (WAM) — Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has received Jaana Husu-Kallio, Finland’s Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and Marianne Nissilä, Finland’s Ambassador to the UAE. The delegation learned about DEWA’s best practices in water production, transmission and distribution, sustainability, innovation […]

    Inside the UAE’s only farm growing super-sized blueberries
    03 Apr 2022

    Down a dirt track off the Dubai-Al Ain Road, in one of the UAE’s greenest regions, you will find a sprawling farm that is home to some of the tastiest berry selections. Bumblebees imported from Europe help to pollinate thousands of berry bushes at Al Foah Farm in Al Ain, with about 1,500 bees per hectare […]

    Sharjah Ruler issues Emiri Decree to establish ‘Vegetable Growers Association’

    SHARJAH, 31st March, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Emiri Decree No. 13 for 2022 regarding the establishment of Vegetable Growers Association (VGA) in the Emirate of Sharjah. The Decree stipulated the establishment of a special association for vegetable growers in […]

    On field day for farmers, Ministry of Municipality of Qatar imparts education on sustainable vegetable production projects
    06 Jan 2022

    The Ministry of Municipality, represented by the Department of Agricultural Research, organised an orientation field day for farmers and farm owners to raise the production of leafy and fruit crops throughout the year with minimal water consumption and for introducing the ongoing research in sustainable production of vegetable crops with a view to achieving food […]

    Dubai set to enhance its status as one of the worlds leading creative cities
    01 Jan 2022

    Dubai is set to enhance its status as one of the world’s leading Creative Cities, with the city publishing a new report that outlines its initiatives and accomplishments over the last four years and a four-year plan to enhance its creative design offerings. The report forms part of the process of renewing Dubai’s membership in […]

    The new study suggests almost 50% of Europeans have cut their meat consumption
    01 Jan 2022

    A new survey from Smart Protein backed by ProVeg has revealed nearly 50% of Europeans have cut meat from their diets and are eating more plant-based produce. The survey backed by ProVeg International sought to discover European attitudes toward plant-based foods with a focus on flexitarians. More than 7,500 people in 10 European countries were […]