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ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM – 06th Mar, 2023) The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) is opening a new farmers’ market at Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi to serve as a platform for wholesalers, retailers and interested consumers. should buy medium to large quantities of local products.
The trip follows the directives of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court and Chairman of ADAFSA.
The wholesale farmers market is open every day from 1pm to 10pm and runs until May. It offers 13 sales points serving 20 local farmers, with the capacity to sell approximately 20 tons of agricultural products per day.
ADAFSA is the main supporter and sponsor of the market whose aim is to create innovative market opportunities for small-scale agricultural producers of both plant and animal products, strengthen the competitiveness of local products and make them more accessible to consumers.
The market is managed by Silal, a subsidiary of the ADQ holding company, which registers participating farmers and enables them to sell their products directly to wholesalers and retailers.
Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director General of ADAFSA, said that the initiative of the farmers’ market has attracted significant interest and support from Sheikh Mansour and is in line with His Highness’s commitment to the advancement of the agricultural industry, increasing farmers’ incomes and enhancing the competitiveness of local production.
According to Al Ameri, the creation of the wholesale farmers market is an opportunity for farmers to connect directly with retailers without intermediaries, allowing them to get a fair price for their products. In turn, consumers benefit from fresh and high-quality local products at a reasonable cost.
He further emphasized that the market supports internal trade and the local economy by providing wholesalers and retailers direct access to daily agricultural produce, sourced directly from Abu Dhabi farms.
The CEO praised Silal’s efforts in managing the market, while emphasizing the support of the government and semi-governmental organizations to local products and farmers.
Referring to the Mina Zayed Wholesale Farmers Market, Silal CEO Salmeen Al Ameri said the market is another step towards supporting farmers in Abu Dhabi, following the success of the Al Wathba Farmers Market.