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Sustainable Rice Production

By: Ibrahim Al-Alou     Father Henri De Laulanie 1920-1995 Pioneer of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI).   Rice production is a heavy consumer of water and fertilizers plus its footprint on greenhouse gas emissions that accounts for 1.5% of all emissions worldwide. To produce rice is a huge …

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Date Beauty Contest (Mazayna) exhibition in UAE

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, opened on Thursday the Date Beauty Contest (Mazayna) exhibition, organised by Muftah Al Khateri at his Majlis. H.H. Sheikh Saud affirmed the UAE’s significant support for date farmers as part of its efforts to …

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UAE opening up key sectors to total foreign ownership

The United Arab Emirates will allow up to 100% foreign ownership of some companies operating in 13 sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, and renewable energy, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday. The UAE cabinet has approved 122 economic activities across 13 sectors eligible for up to 100% foreign ownership, WAM …

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2nd Korea-UAE Agricultural Cooperation Committee meeting

A UAE delegation, headed by Saif Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, attended the second meeting of the Korea-UAE Agricultural Cooperation Committee in the South Korean capital Seoul. The UAE delegates met with their Korean counterparts, led by …

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Sustainable farming sector in UAE sights

The UAE is establishing a sustainable farming sector, where modern technologies are key to its plans to achieve food security for the entire population. The Smart Home Farming Exhibition, Bustani, which was held this year in the Sustainable Villa in Masdar City, is one of the country’s initiatives that aim …

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Sharjah Municipality warns against illicit pesticides

Sharjah Municipality warned against dealing with unlicensed pesticides companies, whose owners leave their advertisements at the door of houses announcing the provision of these services and the use of unlicensed pesticides leading to poisoning or death sometimes, and therefore the Municipality calls on members to contact them always on number …

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Yerba Mate: The Un-Tea

By: Ibrahim AL Alou*   What do say about a drink that has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate all combined in one drink? Seems strange a bit but there is such a drink that delivers all these benefits at once. It …

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The Oldest Olive Trees

By: Ibrahim AL Alou*   The sisters of Noah, Lebanon. They witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations, stood against plagues and epidemics, greeted the sun rising and setting down over thousands of days, yet stood defiant in glory and glamour. These are the oldest olive trees alive bearing their soulful …

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