hypermarket chain ties up with ministry to promote organic farming
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today

Hypermarket chain ties up with ministry to promote organic farming

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Hypermarket chain ties up with ministry to promote organic farming

The first phase of the locally-grown organic produce programme was launched at LuLu
Abu Dhabi - Arab today

Shoppers in the UAE can now purchase locally grown organic produce, thanks to a public-private programme that aims to support the local organic farming industry.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and LuLu Hypermarket. The first phase of the programme was officially launched last week at Lulu Hypermarket in Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi. The programme will be rolled out gradually in all LuLu hypermarkets across the emirates.

V. Nandakumar, chief communications officer at LuLu Group, said: “LuLu being a UAE-based company has always tried to support the local business community, and part of that has been helping the local farming community. We have noticed lately that there is a lot of locally grown organic produce with many farmers and agriculture companies, so we in association with the ministry have started an initiative to procure and sell this local organic produce in all of our hypermarkets in the UAE.

“The main idea is to bring the organic produce to the consumer, and naturally our hypermarkets have a lot of customers everyday, and so to have these products displayed and sold [at our hypermarkets] is a great platform to support the local farming community.”

Nandakumar explained that LuLu’s partnership with the minstry went beyond merely buying and selling organic products, and that the programme extended to supporting the farmers with the means and logistics of getting their products from their farms and to the supermarket

We are working closely with the ministry to identity the farms which are farming the organic produce. With these farms we then help them pack their products in a good way to be sold, and to also help them with the logistics of transporting their produce from the farm to the store. So it’s more than just buying and selling their organic produce,” he said.

“Packaging and processing is very important when it comes to selling to a market environment. We also make sure that the quality [of the organic produce] is good. Our procurement people visit these farms regularly to check and see that everything is being followed [according to regulations] to sell in our stores,” he added.

Nandakumar said he expected high demand for locally-grown organic produce, citing previous success with selling locally farmed vegetables.

“Our hypermarkets have been selling locally grown vegetables for three years now. When we first started, we sold produce worth roughly Dh1.3 million in a year, whereas now we sell produce worth close to Dh4 million. With the organic farming push, we expect to sell almost Dh6 million worth of local produce,” he added.

High sales is good news for local farmers, according to Nandakumar, as it will encourage them to invest more in organic farming.

“It’s like a cycle, once the products start selling more, the farmers will need to produce more, and when they need to produce more they will have to invest in technology and innovation which will have a very good effect [on the industry],” he said.

“There is a higher demand for organic products. Today, the younger population is very health conscious, and they are aware of the many positive affects of organic products. We see a very big demand for a range of organic products… [Organic products] were not a big business in the past, but now we see a high demand for them,” Nandakumar added

source : gulfnews

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

hypermarket chain ties up with ministry to promote organic farming hypermarket chain ties up with ministry to promote organic farming

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

hypermarket chain ties up with ministry to promote organic farming hypermarket chain ties up with ministry to promote organic farming

 



GMT 13:47 2017 Sunday ,05 November

PML-N wants supremacy of law, Constitution in country

GMT 04:07 2017 Wednesday ,05 July

Harris, Pink to headline Abu Dhabi Grand Prix gigs

GMT 21:58 2017 Monday ,24 April

Pope Tawadros heads for Kuwait

GMT 17:37 2017 Saturday ,28 October

Trump's lewd 'Access Hollywood' tape commemorated

GMT 02:34 2017 Monday ,30 October

Dec22/Jan20

GMT 17:20 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Fear and hunger grip Iraqis in west Mosul

GMT 15:23 2016 Thursday ,12 May

Ohood Al-Roumi stresses interest of leadership

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,12 December

3 Ways to Find the Best Interior Design Ideas

GMT 11:50 2016 Monday ,28 November

Olympic chief urges 'unwavering commitment'

GMT 11:44 2017 Tuesday ,05 December

Jordan sentences Syrian to hang over border bombing

GMT 19:29 2016 Tuesday ,24 May

Sharjah Bridal Fair concludes Sunday

GMT 11:06 2016 Saturday ,04 June

Rihanna Finds The Best Alternative To Heels

GMT 05:38 2017 Monday ,03 April

Iraq has pledged to comply with oil cut deal
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday