News from United Arab Emirates

21-07-2014 09:21 AM
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 majori...
12-05-2014 02:03 AM
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,” say...
15-07-2013 01:30 AM
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. ...
01-05-2013 13:56 PM
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 ...
19-04-2013 09:28 AM
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...
12-04-2013 09:27 AM
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 ...
12-02-2013 11:25 AM
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 h...
03-04-2012 10:18 AM
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 agri...
03-04-2012 10:17 AM
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.
06-02-2012 07:28 AM
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 e...
26-09-2011 08:54 AM
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 market...
03-05-2011 09:14 AM
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.
21-12-2010 10:18 AM
Animal tagging to improve meat
Abu Dhabi Residents of Abu Dhabi can expect better quality locally produced meat and milk now...
08-12-2010 09:03 AM
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 we...