Dubai unveils Food Tech Valley to drive AgTech, enhance food security

SourceArabian Business

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Saturday unveiled plans to launch the first phase of Food Tech Valley which aims to triple the UAE’s food production..

He said in a tweet that the initiative aims to serve as a global destination for start-ups and industry experts in the food ecosystem.

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The new city will spearhead innovation and leverage collaborative networks to lead regional transformation and export knowledge on sustainable food systems globally.

It will support the use of technologies and applied research in food processing and agriculture and apply modern farming techniques – such as vertical farming, aquaculture and hydroponics – to accelerate self-sufficiency in fresh food produce and reduce wastage of resources.

Food Tech Valley is the outcome of a partnership between the Ministry of Food and Water Security and Wasl Properties to explore urban planning of future smart and food independent cities.

It will host vertical farms, more...