ZonesCorp Joins Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance
As part of ZonesCorp’s efforts to help improve food security and diversify the economy within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, ZonesCorp joined the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance at the SIAL ME exhibition last week. ZonesCorp is planning to support the Alliance by encouraging local agriculture and livestock farming with a series of initiatives that will be announced in 2017. This comes alongside the announcement that ZonesCorp has created an enlarged and specialised ‘Food Zone’ designed to cater to the needs of a wide range of food producers.
HE Saeed Eisa Mohammed Al Khyeli, Director General of ZonesCorp said:
“We believe that food security is an important issue, with a growing population and dependence on imports, we need to ensure that we do everything we can to enhance the security of the emirate and our nation. As a result we will be taking positive steps to support the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance with a number of initiatives designed to advance local food production and agriculture. ”
H.E. Khalifa Ahmed Al Ali, Managing Director, Food Security Center-Abu Dhabi commented:
“As the largest operator of specialised economic zones in Abu Dhabi, ZonesCorp will be a valuable partner in helping us to achieve more sustainable food production across the emirate of Abu Dhabi which will in turn help to bolster food security. This agreement is an important step in implementing our food security strategy and we look forward to working closely with ZonesCorp to achieve our aims.”