ADAFSA launches “Mawhiba” Agricultural Programme

  • Date: 08-Feb-2024
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Agriculture
  • Country:UAE
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ADAFSA launches “Mawhiba” Agricultural Programme

Dubai: The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), in collaboration with the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE), has launched the "Mawhiba" agricultural programme as part of the local talent development initiative in partnership with the Continuing Education Centre at the UAE University (UAEU).

This programme aims to improve the skills of 60 students in various areas of agriculture by introducing them to cutting-edge agricultural techniques that contribute to the preservation and enhancement of agricultural wealth in its various facets. The programme also includes an agricultural innovation competition for participating students.

In line with its commitment to strengthen the agricultural sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through knowledge, scientific research and development, ADAFSA strives to facilitate students in utilising its capabilities and infrastructure. The aim is to promote integration between scientific research and its practical applications in agriculture, food safety and biosecurity.

Supervised by experts from ADAFSA and the UAEU, the programme includes four phases of field training at various ADAFSA research stations in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. It also includes the UAEU's Science and Innovation Park and Falaj Hazza Farm. The aim is to familiarise students with key innovative agricultural techniques, stimulate innovative thinking in the agricultural sector and contribute