ADFSCAbu Dhabi Farmers' Services Centre (United Arab Emirates)
ADFSCAutomatic Data Field Systems Command
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"Tadweer's integrated mosquito control programme is implemented in close coordination with the ADFCA and the ADFSC and comprises several stages.
At the recently concluded Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture (GFIA) exhibition held at Adnec in Abu Dhabi, an agreement was signed between Nasser Mohammed Al Junaibi, ADFSC acting Chief executive officer and Dr Abdulmonem Al Marzooqi, CEO of Elite Agro LLC for the distribution of ADFSC produce through Elite Agro's retail partnerships.
Following its success, the ADFSC this year signed agreements with 25 more farms to help them go organic.
"ADFSC also conducts market surveys and consumer analysis and then designs the production plan to reflect their needs, thus achieving a double benefit by gaining consumer satisfaction and achieving the highest possible return for farmers."
Chris Hirst, Chief Executive Officer, ADFSC, said: "The market at The Collection is a great fit for ADFSC and Local Harvest.
"This year's agricultural plan represents a significant shift in the work of the Centre, as it focuses on encouraging the shift towards organic farming and fruit cultivation," said Nasser Mohammed Al Junaibi, Acting CEO of the ADFSC.
"ADFSC also seeks to highlight the story behind its 'Local Harvest' brand during SIAL activities," he added.
The fund, which spent nearly Dh20 million per year till this year, was a partnership between the ADFSC and the Food Security Centre-Abu Dhabi.
The IPM programme is developed by ADFSC's technical development section and is delivered by the centre's technical projects section.
This gives ADFSC members and livestock breeders the opportunity to sell their sheep and goats directly to customers.
Results of the survey will help ADFSC and Local Harvest better market products to consumers in the UAE.
Vegetables produced by local farmers are sold under the brand 'Local Harvest' at vegetable shops run by The Abu Dhabi Farmer's Service Centre (ADFSC).