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Title Organic Agriculture in Abu Dhabi
Title Original Organic Agriculture in Abu Dhabi
Official Acronym Abu Dhabi OAS
FiBL project number 65136
Abstract

The project will establish the Organic Agriculture Section (OAS) of the Abu Dhabi Farmer Services Centre (ADFSC). It will build capacities among organic stakeholders in Abu Dhabi by trainings and applied research/demonstration and other means in order to increase awareness about organic agriculture and food, facilitate conversion to organic agriculture and enable market sales of organic farm products in Abu Dhabi.

Detailed Description

Project activities:

  • Establish and efficient management of the project and deployment of resources.
  • Build competence among ADFSC advisory and applied research staff working for OAS with regard to the potential, benefits, challenges, regulations and techniques of organic agriculture.
  • Provide ADFSC access to a pool of competent experts on all aspects of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and food chains.
  • Inform the private and public stakeholders of the organic agriculture sector in Abu Dhabi about the specific potential, benefits, challenges, regulations and techniques of organic agriculture.
  • Provide farmers’ access to organic agriculture techniques through knowledge transfer, pilot farms and on-farm research.
  • Increase awareness about oganic agriculture and food.
  • Implement a comprehensive, pragmatic organic solution oriented research and demonstration programme.
  • Provide services to enable market sales of organic farm products in Abu Dhabi.
  • Raise the awareness of Abu Dhabi consumers about the benefits of organic agriculture and food.
Project status completed
Start of project 05.10.2015
End of project 23.03.2017
(Research) Programme
  • Further programmes
Project partners

  • Abu Dhabi Farmer Services Centre
Project leader/ contact
  • Huber Beate (Department of International Cooperation)
FiBL project staff
Research area
Themes
Date modified 02.04.2016
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