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Abu Dhabi To Host GFIA 2018

 Abu Dhabi is set to host the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture (GFIA Abu Dhabi 2018), which will run from 5th to 6th February, 2018 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The event will coincide with the UAE Innovation Month, Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), and in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and ADFCA, the event will showcase the latest innovations and technologies in sustainable agriculture and food security from across the Middle East and North Africa.

GFIA Abu Dhabi is sponsored by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and will draw the participation of several leading speakers and innovators from across the world. The fifth edition of the event will focus on six key areas: indoor farming and hydroponics, date palm production, aquaculture, livestock and animal production, sustainable crops and beekeeping.

The forum will also highlight various agricultural practices, environmental conservation, crop promotion, pest control and tackling the challenges of climate change. Additionally, 600 companies from different countries and scientific centres will present their ideas and vision for sustainable food production to more than 15,000 visitors expected to attend the three collocated events.

The forum will feature panel sessions on food security focusing on five main themes to develop the blueprint for increasing local production and attracting foreign investment in fish farming, milk and dairy production, poultry products, as well as date and date palm waste industries.

Thamer Al Qasemi, Chairman of the GFIA 2018 Organising Committee at ADFCA, said, "In keeping with the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed's vision and values of promoting sustainability, GFIA seeks to find effective solutions to the most pressing issues facing the agriculture sector globally and regionally. In addition to providing an ideal platform to share experiences, skills and ideas through convening top experts, farmers and local and international farmers... In representing the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in international forums dedicated to food and agriculture, ADFCA has succeeded in globalising the Agricultural Innovations Forum by hosting its European edition in Netherlands. This reiterates the Emirate's leading status as a top destination for organising high-caliber international exhibitions and events in this vital domain."


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