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MoEW launches hydroponics initiative

posted on 27/02/2014: 3819 views



Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, yesterday launched a new initiative to support and promote hydroponics, a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil..

The minister said 'Our Production' initiative was launched in consistence of the UAE Vision 2021 which calls for deployment of modern farming techniques to increase agricultural output and to sustain food and water security.

'The initiative, launched on the occasion of the 17th National Environment Day held under the theme 'Green Economy: Innovation and Sustainability', holds strategic significance in preserving water security and sustainability which is a key factor in driving growth engine towards a green economy,' he said, adding that challenges facing agriculture like water shortage, limited arable lands, and harsh climate were behind the drive to search for other feasible farming options and techniques to enhance the agricultural sector in achieving food and water security and sustainability and spur national economy.

He added that his ministry would cooperate with international and regional research centres to adopt high-tech farming practices.

According to him, a data base for hydroponic farmers will be established to promote best practices so as to produce high quality crops.

The hydroponic technique can save up to 70% of irrigation water and improve crop growth by up to 10 fold than that of the open field.

Other advantages include :Pests and diseases are easier to get rid of than in soil, ease of harvesting, no pesticide damage, plants grow healthier, and it is better for consumption. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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