Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 May 2020

All Abu Dhabi supermarkets will now have a dedicated space for locally produced food

It is part of a new initiative from Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority

All food grown in the UAE will now be clearly marked in Abu Dhabi supermarkets. WAM
All food grown in the UAE will now be clearly marked in Abu Dhabi supermarkets. WAM

Supermarkets in Abu Dhabi will now have dedicated areas for local food and produce.

Thanks to a new initiative from Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), under the directives of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of ADAFSA, all major supermarkets in the capital must allocate space to showcase goods grown and produced in the UAE.

One of the special sections dedicated to food grown and produced in the UAE. WAM
One of the special sections dedicated to food grown and produced in the UAE. WAM

It is hoped the move will allow producers across the UAE a place to market their goods, instead of relying on outside sources.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, said: “We support anything that facilitates, motivates and provides security.”

All stores will have a dedicated space for locally produced food. WAM
All stores will have a dedicated space for locally produced food. WAM

It means shoppers will be able to easily see which items have been produced locally, and allow them to choose produce and food items that support local makers and help ensure food security within the country.

Shoppers will also be able to order local produce to their homes via their local supermarkets, with many now offering enhanced delivery options due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated: May 19, 2020 06:22 PM

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