International Agriculture News


GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE TO BE HELD IN ABU DHABI TO TACKLE FOOD SECURITY ACROSS MENA DURING UAE INNOVATION MONTH. Alongside the region’s first ever dedicated B2B event for honey production apiARAB, and VIV MEA the world’s leading expo for poultry and livestock production.

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture 2018 (GFIA), returns to Abu Dhabi as part of the UAE’s Innovation Month to showcase the latest game-changing innovations and technology from across the world critical to food security across MENA. GFIA Abu Dhabi will be held with strategic support from Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment from the 5-6th February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Free to attend, GIFA Abu Dhabi, is taking place alongside VIV MEA the world’s leading expo for poultry and livestock production and ApiARAB the regions first ever B2B event dedicated to increasing the productivity of beekeepers and honey producers in the UAE. With 1,200,000 hives in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and 100’s of tonnes of honey produced annually across the Gulf countries the new event will support the growth of this sector.

Renowned for its line-up of innovative speakers GFIA Abu Dhabi 2018 will focus on six key areas: indoor/covered farming and hydroponics; date palm production; fish farming; livestock and animal health; sustainable crops; and apiculture.  With an emphasis on sensible farming practices, conservation of the environment, yields, pests control and overcoming challenges to climate change over 200 manufacturers and suppliers will present ideas and inspirations in sustainable food production from across business and science to over 15,000 visitors expected to attend the trio of events.

“With a rapidly growing population, the MENA region’s need to address food security is more urgent than almost anywhere else. GFIA offers visitors a pioneering conference and exhibition to foster meaningful dialogue, collaboration, recognition and year-round action between regional food producers, buyers, innovators, policymakers and investors,” stated Nicola Davison, GFIA Event Director.

Davison added: “GFIA was born from the belief that continuous innovation in agriculture is the only way to feed nine billion people by 2050 sustainably. Since 2014, GFIA events have welcomed over 20,000 visitors, and we are proud to work with over 50 globally significant partners committed to using the Forum as a catalyst for change.”

Registration to attend GFIA Abu Dhabi 2018 is now open