Ministry of Environment and Water organises Agricultural Innovation and Sustainable Development workshop to mark UAE Innovation Week

DUBAI, 22nd November, 2015 (WAM) — The Ministry of Environment and Water has begun its programme of activities for UAE Innovation Week, which is being celebrated under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, from November 22nd to 28th at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

The Ministry organised a workshop on Agricultural innovation and Sustainable Development, to mark the week.

Saif Mohammed Al-Shara’, Assistant Under-Secretary for External Audit Sector at the Ministry of Environment and Water, emphasised the Ministry’s eagerness to promote sustainable agricultural development to ensure the preservation of natural resources. He said that the UAE places great importance on innovation in the field of sustainable agricultural development and across all environmental sectors, noting that it plays a crucial role in world-wide green efforts as well as the national objectives established by UAE Vision 2021.

The workshop was organised in collaboration with the University of Arizona, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, of the United Nations, the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, ICARDA, International Centre for Bio-saline Agriculture, ICBA, along with a number of local and international universities as well as notable international agricultural companies. The workshop is one of the most advanced agricultural development projects in the UAE, and features the active participation of internationals experts in the field of agriculture.