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Mohammed bin Zayed receives FAO official

posted on 11/09/2008: 822 views



Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received Tuesday at Al Bateen Palace the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director General Jacque Dhiouf.

The FAO official was accompanied by Head of the Abu Dhabi Group for Organic Agriculture Khalid bin Butti Al Shamsi and FAO representative in the UAE Dr Kayan Jaff.

In the meeting which was attended by UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Al Shamsi presented to Sheikh Mohammed the FAO's medal for food security issued recently by the FAO to the Abu Dhabi group and another international acknowledgement certificate from the Institute per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale in Italy and Europe (ICEA).

Sheikh Mohammed lauded the role of FAO and its contribution to the agricultural sector in Abu Dhabi, indicating that the world recognition would leave good impact on organic farms in Abu Dhabi. "This significance achievement will spur the organic agricultural sector to achieve sustainable development objectives".

He added that there was a need to encourage production of crops free from components detrimental to public health and surrounding environment. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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