An overhaul of global food systems is needed to eradicate world hunger, the UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment has said.
She said that the transformation was necessary to ensure people could have access to safe, adequate and affordable food.
Worldwide, about 811 million people are facing hunger, with one in three people denied access to adequate food due to conflict, climate change and the impact of the global pandemic.
Ms Al Mheiri said that the process of addressing world hunger must be inclusive, innovative and data-driven to help develop policies that would boost food supply and eradicate food insecurity.
She said that the UAE was leading the way by investing heavily in agtech, including the Food Tech Valley, which looks at pioneering agriculture solutions using technology.
These methods have been proven especially beneficial for arid climates such as the UAE.