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Industry report

Food and agriculture guide

Tue, September 8, 2020

With Covid-19 presenting new global food security challenges, there is a unique opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between public health, agriculture and food supply sectors to mitigate long-term risk.

With Covid-19 presenting new global food security challenges, there is a unique opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between public health, agriculture and food supply sectors to mitigate long-term risk.

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10.3 mn tonnes

Annual food consumption in 2030

Total annual food consumption in the UAE will reach 10.3 million tonnes by 2030.

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US$126 bn

Global fresh food packaging market value

The global fresh food packaging market is expected to reach US$126 billion by 2025.

Overview
01
Future-proofing food safety and supply
The UAE is becoming a world-leading centre for innovative food security solutions and advanced food production and agricultural technology.
02
Innovation and investment in agritech
Dubai is investing in top-down solutions and industry-led innovations, both of which are contributing to Dubai’s agricultural objectives.
03
A vibrant food scene
Dubai is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, attracting the world’s top chefs and a wealth of mouthwatering opportunities for entrepreneurs.
04
Growth opportunities in the halal sector
As supply chains are being re-designed and the Islamic economy grows, Dubai is well-positioned to capitalise on the rising halal industry.
05
Food sector supported by world-leading logistics and transport infrastructure
Food businesses benefit from a dedicated free zone - Dubai Food Park, and world-class infrastructure and transport facilities.
06
Government investment and financial support of the food sector
The UAE employs farming technologies and statistical information to intelligently identify focus areas for investment in agriculture and build up food security for the future.

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