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United Arab Emirates | 8 August 2018
SoftBank-backed vertical farm is opening Middle Eastern facility

A vertical-farming startup backed by Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund is building its first overseas outpost -- in the United Arab Emirates. Plenty Inc. plans to start selling locally grown produce, inc...


United Arab Emirates | 17 July 2018
Dubai will be home to the world's biggest vertical farm

Vertical farms—indoor facilities in which crops are grown in hydroponic systems stacked on top of each other—are ideal for all kinds of situations. Old, abandoned urban factories make for nice vertica...


United Arab Emirates | 10 July 2018
'World's largest vertical farm' to feed Middle East's high-fliers

Water scarcity in the UAE is second only to Kuwait in the Middle East, so when it comes to farming, a smart approach is required. Now high-tech, low-water agriculture is set for a new superlative with...


United Arab Emirates | 9 July 2018
UAE signs deal to build 12 vertical farms in Dubai

The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has signed an agreement with Shalimar Biotech Industries to establish vertical farms on the ministry’s land in Dubai. The contract will...


United Arab Emirates | 6 July 2018
Dubai is getting the world's largest vertical farm

When passengers board their flights at Dubai International Airport, most are served in-flight meals that include salads or greens atop sandwiches. These crops usually come from traditional, outdoor fa...


United Arab Emirates | 28 June 2018
Emirates unit plans to build world's largest vertical farm

Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) will co-invest $40 million to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central. The project is a join...


United Arab Emirates | 5 June 2018
Drones become latest tool in UAE agriculture

A pilot project to survey agricultural areas using drones has been launched by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. It will start next week in Fujairah where a number of local drone comp...


United Arab Emirates | 11 May 2018
The UAE's first vertical farm could be a regional gamechanger

When people picture the United Arab Emirates, what likely comes to mind are desert sands, skyscrapers and a blue sea under a shimmering sun. Agriculture does not. There are good reasons for this: t...


United Arab Emirates | 4 May 2018
UAE bans eggs imported from US farm

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has issued a health advisory withdrawing and banning the import of eggs from North Carolina's Rose Acre Farm's Hyde County in the United States. Acco...


United Arab Emirates | 28 July 2014
Demand for Eid livestock causes prices to rise

A livestock shortage has caused prices to skyrocket at the Animal Market in Mina Zayed. As animal traders have faced supply shortages for about four months, this has led to price increases and hamp...


United Arab Emirates | 21 July 2014
Serbian village raises complaint about UAE purchase of farmland

Farmers in Kula, Serbia have made formal complaints about an Abu Dhabi company, Al Rawafed Agriculture, which is trying to acquire land. The majority of residents from the village of Sivac in Kula ...


United Arab Emirates | 12 May 2014
More Emiratis take up farming but water is a hurdle

While driving through an elevated road to a farm in Remah area in Al Ain, a beautiful green valley appears on the right. “These all are farms,” says Adel Salem Al Saeedi, an Emirati agricultural of...


United Arab Emirates | 15 July 2013
Research centre to help Abu Dhabi farmers boost crops

Farmers will be able to discover the latest techniques to help increase their crops at a new research centre due to be up and running by next year. The Baniyas Centre for Agricultural Research, set...


United Arab Emirates | 1 May 2013
UAE minister calls for overhaul of agriculture investment rules

Global rules for investment in agriculture need to be overhauled, Sultan Al Mansouri, the UAE Minister of Economy, said yesterday, as signs emerge of rising barriers to the flow of investment around t...


United Arab Emirates | 19 April 2013
What the UAE needs from Africa in order to invest in agriculture

Food security is a problem for many regions around the world, including the Middle East. The World Bank estimates that 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land is in Africa, placing the continent’s...


United Arab Emirates | 12 April 2013
Dubai beef cleared in new meat scare

Beef products sold in Dubai are free from horse meat contamination, the emirate's food authority said yesterday. The announcement came after Dutch food safety authorities said they were recalling t...


United Arab Emirates | 12 February 2013
First Middle Eastern country to export dairy to EU

The Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products (EICMP), producer of the leading camel milk products 'Camelicious', announced that the UAE and Dubai have received final approval from the European Comm...


United Arab Emirates | 3 April 2012
Farmers urged to grow crops on the roof

Greenhouses could soon be a thing of the past for farmers. Instead, crops will be grown on the roofs of office blocks and in vertical stacks, say agriculture experts.


United Arab Emirates | 3 April 2012
Animal disease could spread to humans

A potentially crippling disease that can, in some instances, spread to humans has been found in farm animals and endangered species in Dubai.


United Arab Emirates | 6 February 2012
Middle East abattoirs improving welfare standards

Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig is not ruling out an extension to deadlines for the roll out of animal welfare standards in Middle East live export markets.


United Arab Emirates | 26 September 2011
Abu Dhabi targets 40% fruit market share

The Abu Dhabi Farmer’s Services Centre (ADFSC) targets to achieve a 40 per cent presence of locally-produced fruits and vegetables in the markets of the Emirate by 2015 and reduce 40 per cent wa...


United Arab Emirates | 3 May 2011
Solutions to saltier soil at seed bank

It is cold, very cold, inside the seed bank at the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture outside Dubai.


United Arab Emirates | 21 December 2010
Animal tagging to improve meat

Abu Dhabi Residents of Abu Dhabi can expect better quality locally produced meat and milk now...


United Arab Emirates | 8 December 2010
Abu Dhabi meet to focus on better global food safety

Abu Dhabi People worldwide can expect a better mechanism to deal with global food safety emergencies as experts from 177 countries are meeting next week in Abu Dhabi to enhance coordination in this re...



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