UAE – The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, organised, in co-operation with the Food Security Centre – Abu Dhabi, a workshop entitled, “The Challenges of Producing and Marketing Poultry.”
Emirates News Agency reports that the workshop was held yesterday at its branch in Al Ain, to highlight the importance of transferring knowledge, exchanging expertise and finding the correct solutions to the various challenges facing the local poultry industry.
Dr Mariam Hareb Al Suwaidi, Executive Director of the Control Sector at the ADFCA, stated that these meetings are major factors in achieving greater advancement in terms of performance, awareness and the commitment to establish the values of joint work, which are necessary to achieve the goals of the wise leadership, to create development, along with social and economic prosperity.
She also pointed out that their commitment to facing the issues of safety, health and an oversupply of animal products is considered an urgent necessity and a joint responsibility that must be met. She highlighted the commitment to achieving the greater good and deepening the strategic partnership between the government and the private sector, which will help create successes that will attract investments, contribute to food security and assure agricultural sustainability.
The workshop, which was attended by several veterinarians and technicians from the Authority, included a presentation on the most important challenges and obstacles facing the production and marketing of poultry in Abu Dhabi, as well as the importance of the contribution of local meat products to food security and implementing bio security programmes in local poultry farms.
The workshop also discussed the importance of combining the roles of government and private institutions to improve the poultry industry in the country and identify the challenge facing the industry, whether in the commercial sector or smaller-scale production.
The workshop recommended several solutions to assist authorities in taking the appropriate decisions, which should lead to the production of high-quality animal products and contribute to local food security.
It also stressed the importance of increasing the opportunities for greater communication between producers of animal products and the regulatory agencies of the Authority, in light of the continuous communication between the local industry and the Authority, as an important cornerstone of the continuous advancement of the safety standards for meat production and the professional, organisational and legislative status of this vital sector.