Founded in 2008 ‘The National’ is an UAE based English-speaking news platform broadcasting in the Middle East region. It reaches an audience to deliver the latest in news, business and economics.
One of the recent articles published by https://www.thenationalnews.com/ elucidates an importance of cooperation in rectifying food security issues. Despite current geo-political realities that aggravated by Russia-Ukraine conflict with subsequent upheaval in food prices and disruption of supply chain, climate change challenges spiralled into unpredictable extreme weather patterns, wheat imports to the UAE from India show cooperation, relying on diplomatic relations remain crucial, as several neighbouring countries continue to work together to ensure securing food supplies support in times of an imminent food crisis.
India, as the world’s second major producer of wheat, remains one of the strategic partners of the UAE, the country produced 108 million tonnes of wheat last year with exporting potential of seven million tonnes despite 5 per cent decline in crop yield caused by debilitating heat waves. Nevertheless, India is not the only country of reciprocity interest, the UAE has strong ties with other nations such as Canada and Australia, as well as Russia and Ukraine on the one part, and strengthening existing trade cooperation with regional actors on the other. For example, it increased exports to Jordan including food as a key area of the export.
The article states that in times of political turbulence countries to diminish the ripple effect of the conflict should continue to support each other through establishing effective food security diplomacy. The article to invoke UAE’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Mariam Al Mheiri’s words at Green Tech Amsterdam event about Emirates’ aim to become a leading exporter of sustainable agricultural solutions through forging partnerships, exchanging knowledge. The Minister emphasized also on working together to tackle global challenges and achieve common goals.