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UAE to showcase new solutions for food security

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Under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the UAE, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), Abu Dhabi will host the World Food Security Summit (WFSS) for the first time at the Adnec Centre Abu Dhabi on Nov.26-27. This summit is part of the activities of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week (ADAFSW).

Organised by Adnec Group, in strategic partnership with ADAFSA, and UAE F&B Manufacturing Group (FBMG) as a knowledge partner, the summit aims to encourage dialogue and practical steps towards building a sustainable global food system and eradicating hunger.

The summit seeks to attract a range of experts and decision-makers to discuss innovative solutions for strengthening the global food security system. This will support international efforts to eliminate hunger and enhance the UAE’s position as a platform for managing dialogues, discussions, and initiatives in global food security.

The World Food Security Summit will address national, regional, and international issues, providing a platform to exchange best practices and innovations in the food security sector.

Commenting on the launch, Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director-General of ADAFSA, said: “Food security is a major global challenge requiring the combined efforts and cooperation of all stakeholders worldwide to find innovative solutions to end hunger, a key UN Sustainable Development Goal.

Over the past decades, the UAE and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi have played a pioneering role in promoting sustainable food systems, inspired by the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founder, and guided by the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.”

Al Ameri continued: “The summit will bring together a distinguished group of the world’s leading food security experts, alongside officials from both public and private sectors, and civil society leaders, to discuss ways of bolstering food security. Our aim is to engage all stakeholders worldwide, particularly those from developing countries, as well as women and youth representatives, to share experiences, knowledge, and ideas through this summit. We will also showcase the UAE and Abu Dhabi’s exceptional achievements in enhancing food security.”

He explained that the generous support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the UAE, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADAFSA, for the World Food Security Summit reaffirms our commitment to supporting global efforts to achieve food security and our steadfast belief that collective action is the only way to create a better world for all, ensuring that everyone has access to sufficient and nutritious food in a sustainable manner.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of Adnec Group, said: “Organising the summit aligns with ADNEC Group’s strategy to support all national endeavours aimed at advancing the current and future state of the food security sector. This sector is one of the most crucial pillars of the emirate’s sustainable economic development plans, which are in line with the wise leadership’s vision for the next fifty years. Through this, we aim to create a global platform that attracts experts and specialists from across the globe to contribute to transferring and localising advanced technologies within the country. This will further solidify Abu Dhabi’s position as a hub for creativity and innovation in these vital sectors.”

Al Dhaheri added: “The summit’s strategic importance is amplified by its timing alongside ADIFE and the ADDPE, both of which are organised by Adnec Group. Together, they form a comprehensive system that showcases the latest innovations and technologies in the sector. They also facilitate the establishment of strategic partnerships between major global and local companies, and attract a constellation of experts and specialists from around the world. This ultimately contributes to the UAE’s efforts to take a leading role in this vital sector on a global scale.”

He emphasised that the group’s working teams will collaborate with their partners in both the public and private sectors to ensure the success of these important events. They will be presented in a manner that befits Abu Dhabi’s reputation and standing on both regional and international stages, utilising all available resources according to the highest global standards in the sector.

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