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Estonia collaborates with UAE to strengthen food management

Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment of UAE  , and Madis Kallas, Minister of Regional Affairs and Agriculture of Estonia, signed a memorandum of understanding.

The Ministries of Climate and Regional Affairs and Agriculture of Estonia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of UAE (MoCCAE).  This agreement aims to strengthen joint efforts in managing food resources and embrace technology-driven solutions in these critical areas.

The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of MoCCAE in Dubai, and the MoU was signed by Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak Al Shamsi, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment of UAE, and Madis Kallas, Minister of Regional Affairs and Agriculture, who also represented the Ministry of Climate of the Republic of Estonia.

The MoU marks a significant milestone in the collaborative efforts of the three entities to strengthen food security and positively contribute to the economies of both countries. This partnership will leverage advanced technical solutions to manage natural resources sustainably, addressing environmental and climate challenges.

Dr. Al Dahak said, “In the UAE, we aim to deepen partnerships with nations on shared issues, particularly in food, which are our top priorities. This commitment drives us to adopt cutting-edge technologies, efficiently manage resources to align with our goal of reducing carbon emissions, and promote a new economy that facilitates a sustainable future.”

“We believe that working together is crucial for finding effective solutions,” she added. “By collaborating with Estonia and other countries, we aim to develop innovative solutions to strengthen global food security. Sharing knowledge and technology is vital for this endeavor and can positively impact the future of the UAE and the world.”

The MoU seeks to promote sustainable food systems by reducing waste, promoting digital solutions in agriculture, and leveraging advanced technology for increased productivity. Additionally, it addresses food safety and improving crisis management and disaster response capabilities.

The collaboration includes research and development initiatives to strengthen food security, along with the exchange of technical knowledge on trading conditions, restrictions, and procedures. It will also focus on implementing research and initiatives in smart, sustainable cities, and nature-based solutions, aiming to reduce energy usage and provide a high quality of life within an effective and environmentally smart ecosystem. The cooperation extends to implementing human resources capacity development programs.

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