The 17th edition of the MIDDLE EAST ORGANIC & NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO will take place from 3-5 December in Dubai.
The show helps each exhibitor with personalised support in promoting their products before they even land in Dubai, through its robust social media accounts and with precisely matched appointments with buyers.
16 years of conducting this event has allowed them to aggregate a rich database of quality buyers.
Exhibitors can schedule meeting with registered buyers at the show’s online business platform www.arabianorganics.com and this service is complimentary.
In order to participate as exhibitor, please email
Call for Applications: Innov8Agric Challenge - Idea/Early stage Agritech Start-ups in Africa
Focusing on Agriculture and Technology, Crenov8 Consulting, a leading Management Consulting and Digital Firm in Dubai hosts the agribusiness gathering – Meet The Farmers’ Conference (MTFC), now in its third edition. As part of that initiative, we are also looking to support AgriTechnology Entrepreneurship in Africa with the Innov8 Agric Challenge, which is looking to promote innovative ideas and enterprises that focus on agriculture and help them improve their business operations while providing a platform to showcase their innovation.
Innov8Agric is aimed at promoting innovative ideas for early stage Agric entrepreneurs from all sectors of the agriculture ecosystem who are applying creative and innovative methods to improve the agriculture value chain across Africa
Deadline for submission: 30th June, 2019
Illustration Photo: Agricultural Drone (Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels)
Agricool raises 28M USD to make urban farming a reality
In 2030, 20% of products consumed worldwide will come from urban farming (compared to 5% today). In the past 3 years, Agricool’s teams have developed a technology to grow local, healthy fruits and vegetables more productively and within small and controlled spaces, known as “Cooltainers” (recycled shipping containers transformed into urban farms). Thanks to this new funding round, Agricool will be able to confirm its role in the development of this new type of agriculture, while positioning itself as a key player in the segment of vertical farming in France and worldwide. Agricool plans to multiply by a hundred its production by 2021, in Paris first, then internationally starting with Dubai, where a container has already been installed for several months in The Sustainable City.
Photo: Strawberry grown in Cooltainer (credit: Agricool)
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DMCC and China partnership to create Dubai marketplace for the Global Coffee Trade
DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise in Dubai, confirmed that the development of its new 7,500 sq/m DMCC Coffee Centre, close to Jebel Ali Port harbour, is underway marked by a ground-breaking ceremony attended by China’s Mega Capital Halal (MCH) and Yunnan State Farms Group.
The DMCC Coffee Centre, a temperature-controlled facility, will offer world-class infrastructure and services for storage, processing, warehousing and delivery of coffee to precise specifications. The Centre is projected to handle up to 20,000 tonnes of green coffee bean annually, with an estimated trade value of up to USD 100 million annually.
Illustration Photo: Monteverde coffee from Costa Rica (credits: John Barrie / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
The AED 500 million-City will cover 1.9 million square feet, making it the largest space stimulation city ever built and will provide a viable and realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars.
The project, which was unveiled at the annual meetings for the UAE government in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, encompasses laboratories for food, energy and water, as well as agricultural testing and studies about food security in the future. The science city will also boast a museum that displays humanity’s greatest space achievements, including educational areas meant to engage young citizens with space, and inspire in them a passion for exploration and discovery.
Photo: Mars Science City (credit: Government of Dubai)
United Arab Emirates will invest US$1.5 billion in Dubai Food Park
To be developed at a cost of US$1.5 billion, first destination in the Middle East dedicated to serving the food sector. DFP seeks to enhance Dubai’s position as a leading regional hub for food trade, import, export and re-export of foodstuffs. Conceptualized at a time when food trade makes up 11 percent of the UAE’s GDP and the food industry is estimated to grow by 70 percent to US$6.3 billion by 2030, the Park will offer all categories of food wholesale services to meet the high demand of the food sector in the UAE and the wider region.
DFP will span over 48 million square feet within DWSC, the largest wholesale hub in the world occupying 550 million square feet that will take shape over a 10-year period at an estimated cost of US$8.2 billion. The Park’s strategic location at the crossroads of East and West and easy accessibility to Dubai’s advanced logistics facilities distinguish it from other wholesale destinations worldwide.