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


These focus groups will bring together the brightest minds from business, science and research, civil society and government to collaborate on strategies and policies to solve challenges to drive greater environmentally sustainable agriculture practices and food security in the UAE.

• Partnership with government to ensure the challenges are aligned with the UAE’s environmental and food security strategies
• 10-15 participants per Think Tank
• Carefully selected mix of public, private and academic stakeholders
• Outcome reports generated with recommendations and next steps


How do we increase the share of aquaculture to 50 per cent of local fish production by 2021?
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How can the UAE advance hydroponic technology in order to meet the 2021 food security strategy?

The agricultural sector is the largest water consumer in the UAE. How can public and private sector collaborate to optimise water use in agriculture, whether groundwater, desalinated or recycled water?

How can the UAE minimise groundwater salinization and pollution attributed to agriculture?

How can we help UAE date farmers to better manage and reduce waste?

How can we ensure biosecurity in livestock production?

How can we transform smallholder farming into an innovating and globally competitive enterprise?

If you are interested in participating please contact n.davison@turretme.com


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