Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority is the local authority in charge of agriculture, food safety, food security and biosecurity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It aims to develop a sustainable agriculture and food sector and protect the health of animals and plants to enhance the biosecurity and achieve food security. In addition, the authority is responsible for preparing plans, programs and activities in the field of agriculture, food safety and food security.
The authority is assigned to control and inspect the Emirate’s food and agriculture establishments, farms, agricultural inputs, imported and exported food and agricultural items or those produced in the country and circulated in the Emirate, to ensure the access of safe food to the community. It also supervises the establishment and management of emergency food reserves in cooperation with the competent authorities.
The Authority is creating partnerships and investments with investment funds, investors and the private sector in the areas of its work, as well as issuing the needed licenses and permits to undertake any agriculture or food activity according to legislation in force.
The Award emphasizes the leadership of the UAE in the agricultural and date palm sector and its importance in this area at the global level as well as contributing to the motivation of experts, researchers, scientists and farmers to innovate for development of the agricultural sector and thus contributing to providing the solutions and means to meet the world’s need of food. Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation is independent and neutral. It is presented on an annual basis to outstanding scientists, producers and influential figures and institutions, who have tremendously contributed to the agricultural sector and date palm research and development.
- To encourage innovators such as researchers, growers or exporters, whether individuals or institutions, engaged in the agricultural and date palm sector.
- To honor influential figures in agricultural and date palm innovation at the local, regional and international levels.
Established in 1969, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry was born out of the need to forge a unified body to support, promote, enhance and protect the business interests of enterprises in the emirate. By doing so, we remain true to our purpose, which is to be the voice of the business community of Abu Dhabi.
Guided by the wise leadership of the UAE, our objectives and tasks are in line with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, which positions the emirate to be the leading hub of a knowledge-based economy. We are an active strategic partner of the government in strengthening the regulatory framework in the market, drenching it with overflowing high value-adding sectors.
Pioneering this ambitious task, we aim to be the most proactive institution that encourages entrepreneurship to flourish.