Mohamed bin Zayed: Agriculture is a cornerstone of our food security strategy – localities – others

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, stressed that the agriculture sector is a cornerstone of our food security strategy.

During his visit yesterday to model farms for a number of youth in the Al Bahia region in Abu Dhabi, His Highness noted the ability of model farms in the country to enhance our self-sufficiency in this field, and reduce our dependence on the outside, adding, “This is a vital and fundamental requirement, we will work to promote it.” .

His Highness, in a tweet on his personal page on Twitter, also expressed his happiness with visiting the farms and benefiting from modern technologies, stressing that they represent one of the tributaries of the national economy.

His Highness said: “I had the pleasure of visiting exemplary farms for a number of the ambitious youth of the country, keen to implement innovative agricultural projects, and with modern technologies, which represent an additional tributary of our national economy. The agricultural sector is important and vital, and it is at the heart of our national security in its comprehensive concept. ”

His Highness was accompanied, during the visit, by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works, and His Highness Sheikh Dhiab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Head of the Diwan of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, member of the Executive Council, and Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Adviser to His Highness the President of the State, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Minister of State, Maryam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, and the Under Secretary of the Court of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed his happiness at seeing the ambitious projects of the people of the Emirates, who apply the latest agricultural systems and technology and technologies to provide the finest agricultural products, which contribute to achieving sustainable food security in the country.

His Highness listened to an explanation from Hamed Al-Hamid, who is the owner of the “Garcia” farm, and Dr. Khaled Al Shamsi and Ahmed Khalfan Al-Rumaithi, who are owners of organic farms, about the types of crops produced by their farms, in addition to irrigation methods, the mechanisms of caring for them, and the innovative techniques used in them. In order to commercialize it, along with some challenges facing local agriculture.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed the importance of employing modern technology in the agricultural sector in the country, according to the criteria of sustainability, quality and competitiveness, in addition to developing innovative solutions for food production and management that are able to overcome challenges in the agricultural sector, explaining his highness that «interest in agriculture Consistent with the strategy of sustainability, environmental protection, and conservation of the country’s natural resources. ”

His Highness added that «the agricultural sector is an important and vital sector. It is at the heart of our national security in its comprehensive concept, and a basic pillar of our food security strategy and building a sustainable economy. Therefore, these and other farms within the state contribute to strengthening our self-sufficiency in this field and reducing our dependence on the outside … This is a vital and basic requirement that we will work to reinforce during the coming period, God willing.

His Highness indicated that “the late Sheikh Zayed, may God bless him, rest his soul, used to pay special attention to agriculture and give her support, and he never recognized the obstacles and challenges before her, and he did not listen to those who told him that agriculture has no future in our country .. because, he has mercy on him God, he was far-sighted .. He believes that agriculture is essential in the life of any society .. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, continued to care about this sector, and provide all forms of support to farmers, to motivate them and develop their vital agricultural projects » .

His Highness wished success to the youth agricultural projects, which represent an important tributary of the agricultural sector in the country, and to the national economy in general, stressing the leadership’s keenness to support farmers and encourage national agricultural production, its sustainability, and the development of projects aimed at strengthening the food security system.

His Highness called on the owners of farms in all parts of the country to optimize investment in these farms, develop them, increase their production, and turn them into a source to support UAE agricultural production, by making use of innovations and modern methods in this field.

For their part, the owners of the farms expressed their great pleasure at the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, appreciating the support and attention that farmers and young people who are owners of innovative agricultural projects by the leadership, and the initiatives that support the agricultural sector in the state to enhance its role in achieving food security.


The interest in agriculture is consistent with the strategy of sustainability, environmental protection, and conservation of the country’s natural resources.

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