ADFCA raises students' awareness of agriculture importance
3/9/2018 11:00 PM

The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has organized a series of the awareness activities targeting primary and preparatory schools' students in the emirate, on the 38th Plantation Week themed "Sustainable Green Environment". The activities included a number of awareness lectures and workshops on the influence of trees on their environment and humans. The lectures reflect the authority's keenness to improve the agricultural sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and to raise public awareness about the importance of agriculture.

 

ADFCA's activities included two lectures titled "Year of Zayed" and "Agriculture", which aimed at introducing students to the vital role of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in preserving the environment through his keenness to increase the green space, combat desertification, and protect animals by establishing nature reserves. After the lecture, participants contributed to planting Zayed tree in the school garden, to encourage students to plant and inculcate this culture in their souls.

Furthermore, the authority has organized junior agricultural engineer workshop themed "Agriculture is Happiness", to introduce students to the importance of agriculture and how it would benefit the environment and society. Moreover, the workshop aimed at encouraging them to specialize in agriculture-related fields in light of the significant development being experienced by the country in the areas of agriculture and environment sustainability.

 

The workshop motivated the students to plant the home gardens. They also were introduced to the most important plants they can plant and ways to take care of, to preserve the environment and prevent water waste.

 

ADFCA's activities are part of its mission to develop a sustainable agriculture sector by organizing effective and integrated awareness programs. The programs aim to promote the society's role in increasing and preserving the green space by preparing the required cadres that will apply the best practices in the field of agricultural projects.

 

The authority also seeks to improve the agricultural sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and introduce its partners to its tasks and services by organizing and sponsoring various activities, exhibitions and conferences concerned with the advancement of local agriculture.

 

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