How the UAE avoided food shortages during the pandemic

High tech vertical farms have allowed the UEA to avoid food shortages during the pandemic. Image: REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi

Rabiya Jaffery

Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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An ICBA scientist helps a farm-owner in the Al Wagan area near Al-Ain, UAE, December 6, 2018. Image: HANDOUT/International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
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Quinoa seedlings are pictures at ICBA headquarters in Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2017. Image: HANDOUT/International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
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