Food security crucial, says VP
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the UAE Government is keen to achieve the highest levels of national food security and ensure its sustainability as it is a key for the life quality in the UAE society.
Sheikh Mohammed noted that it is also a key requirements for the comprehensive sustainable development.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that the UAE Government is keen to achieve the highest levels of national food security and ensure its sustainability as it is a key for the life quality in the UAE society.
Sheikh Mohammed noted that it is also a key requirement for the comprehensive sustainable development to further boost the UAE’S ranking in the global food security indices, hence, turn it into a global hub for food security that is based on innovation.
His Highness’s comment come as he reviewed the results of Government Accelerators Working Groups to adopt Modern Agricultural Technology.
“Achieving food security is key for the UAE Government. We want the UAE to be pioneer in food security through the development of a comprehensive and sustainable work process for food security that use future technology in inding solutions for the challenges related to securing food sources. We are aware that achieving food security to our society is a key pillar for our comprehensive sustainable journey,” His Highness said.
He added, “We want a better future for the next generations, where every member of the society will receive a secured healthy food. We want to develop the tools and solutions to overcome the challenges related to food security, and create solution and models and process to improve agriculture sector in the country, and provide trusted sustained resources.”
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the 10 strategic initiatives that were developed by Government Accelerators team to adopt Modern Agricultural Technology, and aims to develop creative solutions to increase the eficiency and competitiveness of locally produced food products, through providing supports and attracting investments to set up sustainable agriculture projects that ensure food security for the UAE, and support economic growth.
Sheikh Mohammed said that the UAE has become a hub for innovation and development, and it is on the right track to build a strong knowledge based economy. His Highness also stressed on the importance of keeping pace with the future with its various trends, which become a priority to develop the government work and achieve diversiication of the national economy.
His Highness’ remark came as he visited Legislations Lab, in presence of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed. Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, were also present.
During the visit, His Highness attended the launch of irst licence to prepare legislation related to distance learning. “Our legislations are rigid and proactive. We serve key sectors, and we keep pace with key future trends,” Sheikh Mohammed said. “The UAE pioneers the world in term of futuristic legislations. Given its achievements and all components it possess, the UAE is able to host all global innovation and creativity.”
“The Legislations Lab ensures our vision in the race towards the future We won’t work to develop futuristic legislations in the UAE only, but we will export it to the world to beneit from it,” His Highness added.
The lab will create a reliable and transparent legislative environment, introduce new legislation or develop existing legislation, regulate the work of advanced technology products and applications and encourage investment in future sectors by providing a secure legislative environment.
The legislation lab will work closely with lawmakers from federal and local government authorities as well as the private sector and business leaders to develop legislations governing vital future sectors impacting humanity and support the UAE’S role as a global incubator of innovation and creative projects.
Sheikh Mohammed yesterday attended a lunch banquet hosted by Sultan Bin Ali alsabousi at his house in Zaabil, in honour of His Highness.
Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed were Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai; Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed, along with a number ministers and senior oficials.
Mohammed reviews the results of Government Accelerators Working Groups to adopt Modern Agricultural Technology.