ADAFSA spends 1794 hours on awareness-related activities in 2019
1/16/2020 12:00 AM

​The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has spent 1794 hours on various awareness-related activities in 2019. Through a total number of 310 events and activities covered topics of food safety, livestock and the sustainable agriculture in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, ADAFSA reached out to thousands of students and visitors of festivals, exhibitions and events organized throughout the year. ADAFSA also organized internal awareness-raising activities for its staff. This reflects ADAFSA's keenness to raise the public awareness about its activities.

ADAFSA spent 441 hours on 72 awareness-related activities aimed at developing the livestock sector and enhancing biosecurity, which accounts for 24.6 per cent of the total hours. Meanwhile, the authority spent 423 hours on 62 activities about food safety, representing 23.5 per cent of the total hours. In addition to spending 285 hours on 52 activities aimed at raising the public awareness about agricultural affairs, ADAFSA also spent 613 hours on 118 of its corporate programs and events.

In this regard, Dr. Mohammed Al Hammadi, Acting Director of Communication and Community Service Division, said that 2019 witnessed considerable diversity in topics addressed in the conducted activities, to suit the various sectors and target audiences from across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He noted the activities translate ADAFSA's commitment to the educational and control roles to realize agricultural sustainability and food safety.

"ADAFSA's awareness-related programs and activities in 2019 underscore our commitment to promoting social knowledge, introducing stakeholders to the authority's functions and activities, correcting unsound food-related practices, and ensuring proper handling of food throughout the food chain. This stems from our belief in the importance role of customers and partners in realizing sustainable agricultural sector and enhancing food safety," Dr. Al Hammadi added.

In 2019, ADAFSA took part in the national festivals, exhibitions and events. It also organized several sessions in the majalis of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, which covered topics of agricultural sustainability, livestock sector development, and basics of food safety. Moreover, ADAFSA was keen to introduce the majalis' visitors to its services and activities.

ADAFSA's activities last year included organizing field visits for school students to some food facilities in the emirate, distributing educational brochures to schools, organizing awareness-related activities during the students' field visits to the authority's agricultural research stations.

These activities are part of ADAFSA's plans aim at disseminating culture of sustainable agriculture and food safety among the community's individuals and institutions, enhancing food security system in the UAE, ensuring food safety, and maintaining consumer safety.

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  • Last Updated On: Jan 16, 2020