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Dubai expanding food security projects

The Department of Economic Development, DED, in Dubai in co-operation with the UAE Ministry of Food Security, has introduced 14 new business activities in the field of agricultural production and aquaculture in view of the growing interest in these activities and the importance being given to food security in the country.

The move is part of DED’s strategy to enable business owners engage in activities that respond to market needs while successfully competing and growing in the local market. With the latest addition the total number of business activities licensed by DED has gone beyond 2,200.

The new business activities added are as follows: Advanced Growing of Vegetables, Melons, Roots & Tubers; Advanced Growing of Other Non- Perennial crops; Advanced Growing of Citrus Fruits; Advanced Growing of Palms & Fruits; Advanced Growing of Beverage Crops; Advanced Growing of Spices; Advanced Growing of Grains, Leguminous Crop & Oilseeds; Post-Harvest Crop Services; Agricultural Crops Trading; Sea Based Aquaculture; Land Based Aquaculture; Operations of Aquaculture Hatcheries; Aquaculture Post-Harvest Services; Local Aquaculture Products Trading.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, said: “The introduction of the new activities comes within the framework of enhancing coordination and integration of government work at both the federal and local levels, realising the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021, activating initiatives that facilitate business related to agricultural production, and achieving sustainable development. It will improve local agricultural production, encourage the consumption of fresh local produce and particularly meet the growing demand for fish locally.”

The joint initiative also reflects the Government’s keenness in developing key sectors in the UAE and enhancing the country’s global standing as a pioneer in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the national strategy to develop a comprehensive framework to enable food production and ensure quality food for future generations.

Information about the business practices permitted in the emirate of Dubai are available in the Economic Activities Guide of DED.

Source: WAM

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One comment

  1. Angel NicGillicuddy

    Amazing !
    We are on the same course here in The US.
    To assure funding NEVER gets held back
    for all of this wonderful advancement
    and security
    Just begin The Discussion
    about making “The Switch”
    to using un-hoardable money;
    Money with an adjustable controllable
    Demurrage rate.
    It’s natural.
    It is manageable.
    The money which you are getting
    From The Central Bank(s)
    And from all of the other Nations
    ( who use Central Bank money )
    Is hoardable.
    It is IMPOSSIBLE to manage
    A form of money which can be
    removed from circulation
    And hoarded
    And hidden.
    You will see the effects of this
    Any time now.
    It is felt typically
    After about a generation ( 30 years ),
    How long has The Central Bank Money
    System been in place now
    In your Kingdom?
    President Trump and his Administration
    Will help you.
    We will also declare Demurrage
    On our National Currency The US dollar.
    This way
    The Trade between our two countries
    Will always be balanced.
    And then
    The other Nations
    Will follow our lead.
    And our global money system
    Will transform.
    Nothing else has to change
    ( about the money system ).
    And no one will be forced
    To use the new good money.
    Everyone is still free to use
    The debt money with interest.
    But they won’t.
    I am at your service

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