Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has stressed its total commitment to the principles of sustainability with respect to the conservation of finite natural resources such as water. The Authority said it had launched several initiatives to ensure the availability of water for future generations.
The ADFCA also emphasized its commitment to ensure the availability of agricultural products through the use of modern techniques and the best practices.
Mohamed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, said on the occasion of the Authority's participation at the International Water Summit 2014 in Abu Dhabi from January 20-22 that the Authority was encouraging local agricultural production with a view to balance the economic, social and environmental objectives. "Sustainable use of water, use of non-conventional water sources in farming, efficient irrigation and investment in modern farming techniques are part of our strategy in this regard," he explained.
Al Rayssi pointed out that the objective behind ADFCA's participation in the summit was to showcase its initiatives in irrigation such as treated water, water sensors for farming and others.
The summit is one of the preeminent events in Abu Dhabi in this season. The exhibition space for the summit has increased by 25% with more than 180 companies from 20 countries participating. In terms of launching new products, the event has seen an increase of 70% this year as compared to the previous year.