UAE Cabinet approves national system for sustainable agriculture

Sheikh Mohammed visits vegetable market in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was seen visiting a Dubai fruits and vegetables market. A video showing Sheikh Mohammed visiting The Fresh Market in Ras Al Khor went viral. Workers and customers are seen surprised to find the Dubai Ruler in their midst.

The clip surfaced at the time the UAE Cabinet -chaired by Sheikh Mohammed- approved a national system for sustainable agriculture. The system seeks to increase self-sufficiency from targeted agricultural crops to 5 per cent annually and average farm income to 10 per cent.

Socially, the system aims to raise workforce in the sector by 5 per cent. Environmentally, it targets a 15 per cent annual reduction in water used for irrigation of a production unit.


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