The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) concluded on Saturday its participation in the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2017 (ADSF), which was held at Khalifa Park.
More than 3000 students visited and participated in "Little Analyst" workshop, which designed to enable participants to discover the world of laboratory analysis. Through the workshop, the participants were introduced to the laboratory tools, ways to use them in the analysis process as well as the safety measures must be taken to protect the analyst.
ADFCA's participation aimed to raise awareness of students about the importance of veterinary science, as well as educating them about the common diseases between humans and animals and methods to prevent them.
Moreover, about 2,000 citizens have visited ADFCA's pavilion in the festival, during which they were introduced to the authority's efforts aim to develop livestock sector in Abu Dhabi, through activating biosecurity system and eradicating epidemics and pests. They also were briefed on the best practices while dealing with food, the authority's developmental projects aim at achieving agricultural sustainability in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as its role in educating the public about the importance of natural resources and ways to maintain them.
The visitors also watched the episodes of the Authority's cartoon series. The series, which contains 12 episodes, covered topics such as food safety, home garden, smart shopping and safe storage of food.
ADFCA's participation included the organization of a number of activities and workshops aimed at educating the children and their parents about the best practices to deal with food. Apart from the workshops, the authority's employees have distributed awareness leaflets and many gifts to motivate and encourage the students to participate in such valuable activities.
The authority's participation comes within its efforts to contribute to developing the skills of young generation as well as preparing them to join the scientific and technical education, in light of the increased demand for these specializations in the local labor market.