Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) represented by the Policy & Regulation Sector has organized recently a consultative workshop with its strategic partners. The workshop aimed to discuss the agriculture and animal wealth detailed policies, principal objectives and key success factors which are currently under drafting.
Representatives of several organizations in the business sector participated in the program which held in the presence of H.E Rashid Al Shariqi, Director General and Dr. Mariam Al Dhahery, Acting Executive Director for the Policy & Regulation Sector. The meeting reviewed main goals for the detailed policies being developed in agriculture and animal wealth sector which will serve as a framework for execution program which is aiming to achieve ADFCA strategic plan as well as the Abu Dhabi Strategic plan 2020.
While delivering the opening remarks, H.E. Al Shariqi highlighted the prime role the policy development has in realizing ADFCA's mission and the distant goals set by the government. He pointed the strong social and corporate presence of ADFCA in the map of government entities in the emirate and the volume of its efforts in the way to achieve goals and agenda set by the government. He also highlighted, in his speech, the importance of developing detailed policies as a catalyst to make the government policies implemented on the ground with effectiveness and easiness.
He said ADFCA's approved policy document was accepted as a basic reference while executing the project to develop detailed policies in the field of agriculture and animal wealth.
"The dynamism of the methodology in developing policies is well reflected in the basic principles, the mechanism and the commitment towards corporate excellence in the government performance. We have also taken into account the continuous development which necessitates flexibility and alignment with the latest updates in ADFCA and Abu Dhabi Plans and the directives of National Agricultural Policy Draft 2015 as well as National Animal Health Plan 2015-2015" he said.
Dr. Mariam said the project to develop detailed policies created a unique work atmosphere in ADFCA in which several sectors worked with integration.
"All sectors played their roles in putting suggestions, determining the priority based issues to be addressed by polices in detail, selecting best options for team work, making apt and appropriate wordings and utilizing the internal capabilities" She said.
During the workshop, participants reviewed the main objectives while ample time were given to them to present their views on each and every points. Participant's views and recommendations were noted down to be considered in the sessions to make the final draft of the policies.