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Emirates News Agency – Maryam Al Muhairi during World Security Conference: We are interested in creating a sustainable food system


ABU DHABI, 20th September / WAM / The Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Maryam bint Mohammed Al Muhairi, confirmed that the UAE has a proven track record in reducing food waste and is keen to develop and collaborate with a sustainable lunch system. Stakeholders in different parts of the world, production and management of the food system with the aim of disseminating the best and most modern sustainable systems in the world.

In a video address recorded at the opening of the first World Security Conference in Abu Dhabi today, he said the event reflects the UAE’s leadership and highlights its great efforts in improving global food security and building a sustainable future for all. .

His Highness expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority and Representative of the Ruler of Al Tafra Region, for the opportunity to participate (in the First International Conference). He also thanked the Emirates Red Crescent for organizing this event. This important event reflects the leadership of the UAE and highlights its great efforts in improving global food security and building a sustainable future for all.

He said: “Today we talk about “blessings” and of course the blessings are many and concentrated in the environment around us, which means that there is a close connection between the blessings, the environment and humanity. In addition to water and air, God has given us the greatest of blessings, and mercy is the greatest of blessings. A term used to denote, from food-related efforts to protect food through behaviors derived from the values ​​and principles we have developed. In the United Arab Emirates.”

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He added: “The first World Conference on Conserving Grace comes at a time when about 14 percent of food is lost post-harvest up to the retail stage, and about 17 percent of food is wasted at the retail stage. The consumption stage.” He stressed the importance of stopping the bleeding of food and food waste in tandem with our efforts to sustainably increase food production.

He emphasized: “The wise leadership of the country places great emphasis on promoting sustainable food security, stopping food wastage and rationalizing its consumption. The Head of State, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God protect him, has urged the community to rationalize food consumption, adopt proper purchasing behaviors and meet the needs Taking it without exaggeration.” Food waste is one of the most important pillars of the National Food Security Strategy 2051.

The UAE has a long track record in reducing food waste, the most prominent and recent of which is the “Billion Meals Endowment” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister. The ruler of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai, “may God protect him”, aims to provide hundreds of millions of meals. Stable for decades to come.

He mentioned “Nima”, a national initiative aimed at achieving the UAE’s commitment to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030, based on the third and twelfth goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

He explained that last year, canteens and restaurants helped reduce food waste, established eight strategic partnerships with various partners, received 44 pledges and held more than 10 panel discussions, with the aim of accelerating efforts to reduce food loss. The initiative succeeded in diverting 3 tonnes of food waste to landfills.

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He emphasized that stopping food loss and food waste is an integral part of developing a sustainable food system, which in the Emirates, within the framework of the country’s initiative, we are keen to spread the best, together with partners. and a more modern sustainable system in the production and management of the food system, which will significantly reduce food waste and losses throughout the food value chain.

Our recent announcement on the COP28 program for food and agricultural systems is a testament to our firm commitment to transform global food systems, he said, while hosting a global conference, the “Leaders’ Declaration on Food and Agricultural Systems and Climate Action,” which reaffirmed the commitment of countries around the world. Ensure. Adopting innovative solutions to reduce food loss and waste by transforming the food system into more sustainable systems.

His Excellency called for concerted international efforts, strengthening partnerships and exchange of experiences to address the challenges of global food security and create a sustainable future without world hunger.

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