An Initial Reading into the UAE’s Food Security Response During COVID-19

dc.contributor.author Takshe, Aseel A.
dc.contributor.author Lyra, Dionysia Angeliki
dc.contributor.author Alkhani, Faisal
dc.contributor.author Mendoza, Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Talli, Maha
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-27T13:36:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-27T13:36:51Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology (2021), available online at: https://www.archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/6062 en_US
dc.description.abstract The following report is a desk study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security within the United Arab Emirates. It focuses on highlighting the status of food security, and its 4 pillars, within the UAE, before COVID-19. Furthermore, it talks about the impacts and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food security pillars of access, availability, utilization, and stability. The study has shown that despite local and international movement restrictions, major job losses, trade restrictions, and travel bans, that the UAE is still able to provide ample, nutritious food for its community to access. Additionally, they have invested in local food security by way of new Agri-tech solutions such as smart greenhouses, AI-controlled food-growing environments, and vertical farming. Moreover, by increasing focus on local food and water production to further bolster their food sources and prepare them for any future food security related issues and challenges. This study also compares the UAE and its response to COVID-19 towards similar countries such as Singapore and other GCC countries. The report concludes that increasing local food production, investment in the Agri-tech sector, increasing local food storage capacity, optimizing coastal and inland farming practices, diversification and strengthening of international partners, and acquisition of international agricultural land, will help the UAE bolster its strength, in terms of food security and stabilizing food resources, for the community in the future to come. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Takshe, A. A., Lyra, D. A., Alkhani, F., Mendoza, N., & Talli, M. (2021). An Initial Reading into the UAE’s Food Security Response During COVID-19. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 18(2), 336-352. https://www.archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/6062 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1567-214X
dc.identifier.uri https://www.archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/6062
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/365
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher PalArch Foundation en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations : Takshe, A. A., Canadian University Dubai, UAE; Lyra, D. A., International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, UAE; Alkhani, F., Mendoza, N., & Talli, M., Canadian University Dubai, UAE.
dc.relation.ispartofseries PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology;Volume 18, Issue 2
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.subject COVID-19 en_US
dc.subject Food Security en_US
dc.subject UAE en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.title An Initial Reading into the UAE’s Food Security Response During COVID-19 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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