Hi,

 

The world has changed drastically in a few short months. Global disruptions caused by the coronavirus has impacted almost all aspects of living, and The FoodTech Challenge is no exception.

Still, our resilience as a global community is strong, and the purpose behind our work has never become more urgent. We are inspired by the promise of your ideas, and we look forward to working with our finalists to develop these solutions further.

In this month's newsletter, we share news about food security in the UAE in light of ongoing developments with COVID-19. We will also hear from our FoodTech Challenge judge, Feroz Sanaulla, Senior Strategic Advisor at Roland Berger, about the best policy practices in food security amidst the global pandemic.

As always, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or ideas to help us during this challenging time. We are in this together.

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The FoodTech Challenge Team

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Food for Thought
 

Innovating For Food Security Through The UAE’s FoodTech Challenge 
Forbes, by Lorin Fries

Forbes interviews Dr. Rami Zurayk, an expert on food security and one of the judges in the FoodTech Challenge, on innovations in food systems in the UAE and how it fits into broader global trends.


Madar Farms, ADIO partner to accelerate UAE's AgTech Industry

WAM 

 

UAE-based agtech company, Madar Farms has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, ADIO, to support the operation of the world’s first commercial-scale indoor tomato farm.  

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UAE farms see boom not gloom in coronavirus lockdowns

Reuters

 

High-tech farming projects in the UAE are eyeing large growth as authorities plow funds into agtech projects, despite the significant impact of COVID-19.


UAE rolls out strategic food security law

The National, by Isaac John

 

The UAE has rolled out a strategic food security law that ensures adequate and uninterrupted food supplies through wholesalers and retailers across the UAE. 


Meet our Judges

We spoke with Feroz Sanaulla, Senior Strategic Advisor at Roland Berger, to talk about his thoughts about food technology trends in the UAE and abroad.

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Fun Food Facts
During the holy month of Ramadan, it is popular in Islamic tradition to break one’s fast with dates and water.

Dates are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are great at restoring energy after a day-long fasting.
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