The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has recently organised two awareness workshops on legislations regulating the circulation of agricultural pesticides and fertilizers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Organised in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, the workshops targeted the agricultural engineers and employees of agricultural companies. The workshops reflected ADFCA's keenness to develop and strengthen relations with the owners of agricultural enterprises in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition, the authority aims to introduce agricultural engineers working in agricultural facilities to the right legislation and practices for trading the agricultural materials.
The workshops attended by a number of heads and inspectors of ADFCA's units from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, . It also attended by several representatives of agricultural companies operating in the field of trading agricultural pesticides and fertilizers in Abu Dhabi.
Furthermore, the workshops highlighted the authority's inspections campaigns, its objectives, the legal procedures for cases that are not adhering to the requirements of ADFCA, and the mechanism of tracking agricultural materials. ADFCA's campaigns aim to achieve its goal in raising the awareness of those dealing with these materials about policies and legislation of food and agricultural sector.
In addition, the workshops also reviewed the objectives of inspecting agricultural-related facilities, agricultural legislation on circulating pesticides and fertilizers, and the most important tasks and responsibilities of the agricultural engineer in the companies. The workshops have shed light on the legal procedures for cases that do not meet the necessary requirements, how to file a complaint about the inspection's results, the most important requirements for trading pesticides and fertilizers, and how to deal with emergency cases. The attendees showed a good response and understanding of those subjects.
Organising the workshops came in the framework of ADFCA's keenness to develop and strengthen relations with its partners and owners of agricultural-related facilities. It aims to enhance its efforts to improve the agricultural and food sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, the authority aims to guarantee the effectiveness of biosecurity system which aims at the prevention of animal and plant diseases and pests.