Tag: food security

    UAE, Israel to focus on increasing mutual investments, says official

    Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has shared his thoughts on the growing ties between the UAE and Israel ahead of the new year in an exclusive interview with Khaleej Times. Let’s read the full story. Following a year of cooperation in the fields of tech, health, agriculture, food and water security, tourism, defence, and space, […]

    Dutch urban farming startup gets backing from Qatar wealth fund

    Leading Dutch indoor farming startup Infarm opened its first center in Doha in 2023 following a massive $200 million financial backing from investors including the Qatar Investment Authority [QIA], Doha News reports. “We see vertical farming as a way to enhance food security in every part of the world,” said Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud, chief […]

    Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week opened on November 23

    The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week 2021 opened on November 23 and will continue until November 25 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The event is held under the patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) […]

    Omani Projects of sustainable nature showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Sustainability Forest at Oman Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai hosts Omani projects of sustainable nature. These projects highlight a crucial theme of this global event, namely sustainability, The Arabian Stories reports. Among the projects showcased at the Oman Pavilion is the Million Date Palm Plantation Project. It has 11 farms so far that are spread […]

    Bahrain health system outlined contingency roadmap to tackle climate change
    09 Nov 2021

    The Kingdom of Bahrain reiterated its commitment to continue upgrading its health system to be able to confront any potential impact of climate change. This is part of the steps being taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to play an active role in tackling climate challenges and further developing its health system to overcome any […]

    A Saudi-led initiative aids the study of climate change’s potential impact on food security
    06 Nov 2021

    A Saudi-based organization has partnered with leading researchers and humanitarian agencies to harness the power of data and technology in the hope of preventing climate shocks from causing hunger among vulnerable livestock-farming communities, Arab News reports. Community Jameel announced in September the creation of the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action to help tackle […]

    Saudi Arabia celebrates World Cities Day

    Saudi Arabia is celebrating World Cities Day, strengthening cooperation between countries in addressing the challenges of urbanization in cities and creating awareness of the successes and challenges of urban sustainability. A UNGA resolution established World Cities Day on Dec. 27, 2013, setting Oct. 31 to promote and inspire action on the concept of sustainable urbanization. […]

    The UN named factors that cause famine spread

    The spread of hunger on the globe contributes to five factors: COVID-19, climate variability, conflicts, cost and availability of healthy eating, and slowing the economy and its recession. Only through the COVID-19, another 140 million people were below the poverty line. This during events dedicated to the World Food Day, within the framework of Expo-2020 […]

    Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week will launch in November

    The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) announced the launch of the first edition of the “Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week”, from 21st to 25th November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), WAM reports. The event will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al […]

    Saudi Arabia succeeded in improving food security, reducing waste, and achieving self-sufficiency, reports Deputy Minister of Environment

    Deputy Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Mansour bin Hilal Al-Mushaiti stressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had taken important steps towards improving agricultural development, enhancing food security, facing climate change, increasing temperatures, and scarce water resources, all together contributed to improving indicators of food security, consumption systems, reducing waste, realizing high rates […]