In November 2018, during the UAE Government’s second Annual Meetings, Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, presented the National Strategy for Food Security. The strategy defines the elements of the national food basket, which includes 18 main types, based on 3 main criteria:
It includes 38 short and long-term key initiatives and is geared by 5 strategic goals focusing on:
The strategy aims to:
By launching the National Food Security Strategy 2051, the UAE aims to achieve zero hunger by ensuring access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round throughout the world. The strategy specifically aims to implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems.