Eco agriculture & Green cities

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]

    Luxembourg has developed a handbook for creating sustainable and ecological areas

    In Luxembourg, a new instruction “Ecourbanism” was presented – a tool that will help the public and private sectors to work on creating an environmentally friendly urban environment and improve the quality of life of residents. The instruction should be used by representatives of local authorities and private companies that are building cities. The document […]

    Soil conservation is key to environmental sustainability – particularly in fragile environments like Qatar

    Soil conservation is a key to environmental sustainability. It helps protect natural resources and watersheds, restores habitats for plants and wildlife, improves water quality, and makes soil healthier. The soil ecosystem plays a vital role in climate change as it regulates soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions. A significant objective of conservation of the […]