UAE has learnt from Covid to boost food security: Sheikh Mohammed
The UAE must learn from challenges posed by the global outbreak of Covid-19 to improve its food and water security, the country's Vice-President said on Sunday. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said the pandemic helped the country "develop a more comprehensive vision" to deal with challenges.
He said food and water security is a "top priority" for the government and the UAE aims to launch qualitative initiatives that "boost our readiness to confront all kind of crises".
Sheikh Mohammed's remarks came as he reviewed food and water security plans following the recent restructuring of the UAE Cabinet in preparation for the post Covid-19 era.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed directed Minister of State for Food Security Mariam bint Mohammad Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi to follow up on the UAE national food reserve, invest in food technology and develop international partnerships that will help provide practical solutions. "The UAE's food and water security is an integral part of the national security and the sustainability of our food and water resources is a guarantee for our sustainable development," he said.