UAE hits major milestone by producing 70 types of vegetables and fruits locally

The country is now competing globally by marketing fresh produce

UAE hits major milestone by producing 70 types of vegetables and fruits locally

Those that regularly order fruit and vegetables in the UAE will know how fresh the produce is. Well, it's now reached a major milestone.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has released figures of its 2018-2019 agricultural plan, showing that the UAE has produced 70 different types of vegetable and fruits locally, which puts the country on the map to compete globally.

Locally sourced produce now compete with imported fruit and vegetables thanks to the modern approach and technology now used at over 100 farms.

Many leading agricultural projects in the UAE use modern technology and hydroponics or agriculture without soil is one of the most notable one.

More than 177 farms, including 89 in Abu Dhabi, have started using the modern agricultural method in the UAE, according to the ministry's reports.

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) also said 29 new organic farms were registered in the country in the first half of 2019, while the production of organic products increased by 60 percent.

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