1- Continuously search for appropriate agro-technologies to decrease environmental impact of agriculture along with increased efficiency & effectiveness
2- Enhance and adopt partnership approach with the private and public sector to customize most suitable agro technologies
3- Encourage the private and public sector to collaborate in R&D related to agro technologies
4- Promote agro-technologies to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the farms
5- Facilitate all necessary support to farmers to help them in introducing and utilizing of agro-technology
6- Monitor results of our support and learn from our experience
The agricultural industry in Abu Dhabi is in need of many research initiatives to elevate its industry practices and advance the quality of its output. These initiatives are especially important in the area of agro-technology to develop and adopt innovative systems to tackle issues like water preservation, water salinity and farming non-arable lands. An objective has been set to decrease the consumption of water used in the agricultural industry by 40% in the next 2 farming seasons.
The building of knowledge in agro-technology will enable the agriculture industry in Abu Dhabi to adopt appropriate and suitable agro-technology that could be used in farms with substandard infrastructures and a harsh environment. An example of these technologies could include, among others; water & energy management solutions, soil treatment, storage techniques, use of fertilizers and control of pesticides. This will help promote high quality agricultural production and will also contribute to creating a comparative-advantage type of production to help make farm owners more self reliant in the longer term.
This priority was derived from the government outcome championed by ADAFSA:“Ecologically sustainable development of the agricultural industry” in terms of decreasing environmental impact of agriculture production.
This priority will contribute to government outcome of "Enhanced competitiveness of the business environment with a dominant role for the private sector" and "Clean protected and safe environment"