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Urban agriculture a possible solution to United Arab Emirates (UAE) food needs

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Dewa’s garden in Al Quoz, above, has a plot with more than 400 vegetables. Courtesy Dewa.

Dr Rashid bin Fahad, the Minister of Environment and Water, said continued reliance on traditional agricultural practices would not resolve food supply challenges.

By Emmanuel Samoglou
The National UAE
March 11, 2015

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ABU DHABI – Urban agriculture in the UAE has the potential to surmount the environmental obstacles it faces to provide fresh produce to residents, agricultural experts say.

The hot weather is the main problem for farmers, but staff at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) building in Al Quoz have successfully grown cabbages, tomatoes and cauliflower on the rooftop.

They use Green Mat, a subsurface farming medium that helps to conserve irrigation water. It is developed by Landex Green Environmental Solution in the UAE.

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Urban and peri-urban agriculture in low-income countries

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Workshop held in Uppsala, Sweden

SLU Global
015-02-20

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About 30 participants from different parts of the world, researchers, students, practioners and policymakers, came together for a one day workshop in order to highlight, discuss and identify dilemmas and gaps in knowledge related to agricultural practice in and around cities in low-income countries. The workshop was held at Sunnersta Herrgård in Uppsala, in the close surroundings to the SLU Uppsala campus.

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