Why the UAE is looking to Israel to secure its food supplies


October 30, 2020

Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The flags of the U.S., the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain are screened on the walls of Jerusalem's Old City on Sept. 15, 2020.

(Israel21c via JNS) Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli expertise, investors in each country tell ISRAEL21c.

The Gulf states import more than 90 percent of their food. This has long been a concern, but the issue intensified when pandemic-related transportation stoppages disrupted supply for several months. The UAE now has a food security minister and Food Security Council.

The Abraham Accords announced between Israel and the UAE on Aug. 13 - and with Bahrain a month later - give these countries access to promising food-supply solut...

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