UAE industrial zones developer and operator, ZonesCorp joined the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance at SIAL Middle East 2016, which took place in December in Abu Dhabi.
The move comes as part of ZonesCorp’s efforts to help improve food security and diversify the economy of the UAE capital.
HE Saeed Eisa Mohammed Al Khyeli, director general of ZonesCorp said: “We believe that food security is an important issue. With a growing population and dependence on imports, we need to ensure that we do everything we can to enhance the security of the emirate and our nation.
“As a result we will be taking positive steps to support the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance with a number of initiatives designed to advance local food production and agriculture.”
ZoneCorp will support the Alliance by encouraging local agriculture and livestock farming with a series of initiatives to be announced in 2017.
The organisation has also created an enlarged and specialised ‘Food Zone’ designed to cater to the needs of a wide range of food producers.
H.E. Khalifa Ahmed Al Ali, managing director, Food Security Center-Abu Dhabi commented: “As the largest operator of specialised economic zones in Abu Dhabi, ZonesCorp will be a valuable partner in helping us to achieve more sustainable food production across the emirate of Abu Dhabi which will in turn help to bolster food security. This agreement is an important step in implementing our food security strategy and we look forward to working closely with ZonesCorp to achieve our aims.”