Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has organized 56 awareness programs recently targeting various categories of animal farmers in the emirate which were aimed to educate them on a range of topics related to best practices in farm management, nutrition, production and marketing.
The programs, which reflect the authority's commitment towards developing a sustainable livestock sector in Abu Dhabi emirate, included 10 awareness programs for chicken breeders through which experts enlightened the farmers on how to guarantee maximum productivity by following scientific and healthy practices in raising the flock.
A training program was held in collaboration with Khalifa Foundation, in which, 17 UAE citizens were given six-day training on chicken farming.
Being part of the efforts to strengthen diversification of animal production, an ostrich farm was reopened under the technical guidance and supervision by the experts at the Animal Production Development Section of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.
Also, a study, focusing on aquaculture was carried out during this period, coordinating with Food and Agriculture Organization of UN (FAO).
The programs were held in almost every part of the emirate including Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Western Region where farmers who are engaged with farming of sheep, goat, camel and other cattle were given expert instructions to sustain their activity while ensuring safety and quality of the produce as well as a reasonable financial return.