FAO Hails UAE’s Efforts to Enhance Efficiency of Sustainable Farming

FAO Hails UAE’s Efforts to Enhance Efficiency of Sustainable Farming

WAM

FAO Subregional Coordinator and representative in the UAE, Dr Dino Francescutti, has hailed the significant efforts put by the UAE to enhance the efficiency of sustainable farming.

Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) on the sidelines of a meeting held by the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Abu Dhabi on the progress made toward achieving SDG14 during the Global Goals Week at EXPO, Dr Francescutti said that FAO is keen during Expo’s Global Goals Week to promote sustainable development.

“This confirms the significant role that Expo 2020 plays in addressing such core issues in order to advance common goals in this field,” he added, noting that the FAO is determined to strengthen its partnership with the UAE to help achieve the targets of goal 14 “Life below water” at both the global and national levels.

The FAO’s Subregional Office for the GCC states and Yemen gathered together experts and representatives from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Environment Agency from Fujairah as well as the Norway Pavilion at Expo.

The purpose of this meeting was to review the progress made towards achieving the targets of goal 14 “Life below water” at both the Global and National levels. Presenters and panelists provided an overview of the achievements so far and shared their thoughts on the way forward to ensure that all targets and goals achieved.