Sharjah: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) have discussed exploring avenues for collaboration.
The meeting was held at the Chamber’s headquarters. Mr. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, received Dr. Obaid Saif Al Zaabi, Board Chairman of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development. There were also a number of representatives from both organizations.
In addition to promoting trade, encouraging investment, and advancing agricultural development to achieve sustainable food security, the meeting aimed to bring both sides’ efforts in support of the larger business community and, more specifically, the agricultural sector together.
Both parties talked about how important joint efforts are to foster an environment that encourages investment and innovation in the agriculture industry. They also looked into ways to improve the assistance given to agricultural companies that belong to the Sharjah Chamber and make it easier for them to utilize the services that the Authority offers.
Mr. Abdullah Sultan Al Owais said that the meeting underscores the SCCI’s commitment to bolster the agricultural sector by forging stronger ties with AAAID, thereby creating investment opportunities, boosting the competitiveness of companies operating within the sector, expanding their reach, and increasing their contributions to agricultural development. Ultimately, these efforts are geared towards promoting entrepreneurship in agribusiness and fostering private agricultural investments.
Mr. Al Owais also remarked on Sharjah’s extensive experience in agricultural development and its ongoing major agricultural projects, referring to various initiatives, events, and projects launched by the Sharjah Chamber to promote the agricultural sector.
These include the Al Dhaid Agricultural Exhibition, Al Dhaid Dates Festivals, and other events directly supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and promoting sustainable local agricultural production through the implementation of cutting-edge technology and sustainability practices.