UAE Food Minister visits Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Food and Water Security Mariam Almheiri met with tech experts in Israel, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU), the first official visit of a senior UAE government official to an Israeli academic institution

As per the reports, the minister met tech experts at the university to promote a research and innovation partnership based on food tech and agritech.

Plant adaptation to heat and desert-like conditions, intelligent uses of water, and the latest innovations in agriculture were discussed and experts have also shared their research with minister on many areas including breeding programs, reducing food wastage, water saving and high-tech green house technologies, the statement said.

The message minister posted on her Twitter account says,”I was delighted to visit Volcani Center for Agricultural Research.”

For the uninitiated, Israel and the UAE signed a historic normalization deal at the White House on September 15, 2020.