The food sector has established a long-term relationship between the Netherlands and UAE due to the conservation of insufficient resources because of the climate changes. In order for our future generations to be able to live in a safe planet, this current generation should be able to manage production, distribution and management of both water and food resources.
Because of this, the UAE has decided to learn from Dutch universities since they are known for their practices in food security and sustainability. Apart from this, the high-tech enduring horticulture solutions and the big indoor farms from the Netherlands are heavily involved to the UAE’s local food production aims for the UAE National Food Security Strategy 2051.
To give back to the Netherlands, UAE wants to give the Netherlands a platform where they can share and expand these developments at Expo 2020 Dubai – a show of human development and innovation. Expo 2020 will take part in the Middle East for the first time ever, with over 190 countries taking part and other huge global organizations.
The total worth of bilateral exchange between the UAE and the Netherlands is €8 billion. Back in 2019, the worth of UAE exports to the Netherlands was estimated to be €1.51 billion in the exchange of goods like machinery, electrical equipment, aluminum, pharmaceuticals and mineral fuels.