Under the Patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority

Join the Hosted Farmer Programme

And see the world’s most innovative agriculture solutions first. Application deadline: 8 December 2017.

Supported by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the Hosted Farmers Programme is designed to introduce 100+ farmers and food growers from across the MENA region to the very latest sustainable agriculture solutions and match buyers with relevant exhibitors for a series of one-to-one meetings during GFIA Abu Dhabi in February 2018.

I’m a buyer, how do I apply? Apply using the online form below.

Who qualifies? Purchasing and procurement executives of innovative farmers, food growers and processors from across the MENA region and emerging markets of Africa and Asia.

Programme benefits:

  • Return airfare to Abu Dhabi where applicable
  • Two nights hotel accommodation
  • A complimentary access-all-areas pass to attend all conference sessions, the VIP Opening Ceremony and enter the international exhibition
  • One-to-one meetings with exhibitors
  • Visa application processing service where applicable

Hosted buyer commitment. By accepting the Hosted Buyer package, buyers commit to attend a minimum of six pre-arranged meetings with exhibitors of their choice. Please direct any queries to info@InnovationsInAgriculture.com

Application form:

Climate-smart agriculture
Controlled environments
Disease and pest control
Food losses and waste
Organic agriculture
Precision agriculture
Renewable energy
Urban agriculture
Soil and plant health
Water management
Other – please specify

Increase yields
Protect soil and plant health
Protect livestock health
Pest and disease control
Improve nutritional value of produce
Save water
Save energy
Use less land
Respond to weather and climate changes
Other – please specify


Held in strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, GFIA works with over 40 globally significant partners committed to using GFIA as a catalyst for change.


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