UAE farmers to get seeds, fertilisers to boost harvest
Originally published in Gulf News by Derek Baldwin (link below)
Dubai: Nurturing arid farmland to produce bountiful crops, come harvest time, is no easy task for even the best of food growers in the UAE.
But thanks to an annual farm assistance programme by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE growers are being provided critical farming implements, seeds as well as fertilisers and pesticides at discounts of up to 50 per cent.
The federal government’s help is aimed at boosting UAE food security and improving the way of life for domestic farmers who need basic essentials for healthy harvests, said the ministry on Thursday.
Delivery of essential items to UAE farms will begin next week, said the ministry.