Recognizing the challenges posed by climate change and global warming in addition to the continuing decrease in cultivable land and diminishing water resources available for farming, Al Dahra emphasizes on keeping Water and Food Security at the core of its strategy. Food Security becomes a much more critical topic when other dimensions are factored in such as population growth, volatility of raw material and transportation costs and reduced global investments in food and agricultural development.
Al Dahra has partnered with the United Arab Emirates government to execute the nation’s food security vision aiming at preserving national water resources and ensuring self sufficiency and sustainability of key commodities supply. As part of the programme implementation, Al Dahra has invested in creating a full-fledged portfolio of essential commodities available for import into the UAE from own foreign agricultural investments. In addition, Al Dahra has created a strategic reserve for emergencies inside the country and at various origins with constant stock rotation. Al Dahra believes that it has a responsibility towards end-consumers to enhance availability, accessibility and affordability of essential food commodities and crops.
In turn, the investments that Al Dahra has made in various geographies contribute to the host countries long-term food security and farming sustainability. This is achieved by dedicating a share of Al Dahra’s agricultural production for local consumption and upgrading the local infrastructure which is essential for the country’s agricultural sector development. Such initiatives also contribute to the country’s economic development as it allows the generation of new employment opportunities, provides support to small-scale local farmers in rural and agricultural regions and boosts port and railway export volumes and activities.