Sheikh Sultan inpects the greenhouses project in Al Dhaid. WAM
The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Sheikh Sultan pointed out that the Memorandum of Understanding, signed by His Highness with the government of Murcia, after four years of cooperation in agricultural projects with Murcia, will benefit both Sharjah and Murcia in various fields such as agricultural, technological, and several other fields.
His Highness mentioned that a specialised department concerned with agriculture, livestock, and fisheries would be established to take care of the three areas that provide food sufficiency and support the environment's preservation.
Sheikh Sultan during his visit to the greenhouses project in Al Dhaid. WAM
Sheikh Sultan explained that the project targets an area of 8 hectares to produce enough for Sharjah, pointing out that the prefabricated greenhouses have an area of one hectare. The rest of the greenhouses will be constructed in the future, stressing the vitality of educating farmers about proper methods in farming, preventing them from using chemical substances that are detrimental to agricultural products.
His Highness mentioned the challenges facing farmers, such as lack of knowledge and experience in using chemicals and fertilisers might lead to severe diseases. He stressed Sharjah's keenness to take care of agriculture in all its aspects regarding guidance, education, ensuring conditions that may affect farms and their production, and other aspects.
His Highness added that animal husbandry would be further improved through providing care, food, treatment, supervising pastures, and providing new varieties of animals with good breeds.
Sheikh Sultan tours the greenhouses project in Al Dhaid. WAM
In the fisheries sector, the Ruler of Sharjah explained that the fishers encounter various challenges, such as having a specialised department solved by the new Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and climate changes like hurricanes.
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His Highness toured the greenhouses to see the modern facilities and machinery equipped.
The project aims to create developmental and agricultural communities and produce high-quality organic agricultural products. The significance of greenhouses is highlighted as one of the most important modern technologies that have succeeded in providing suitable growth conditions, protecting crops from weather fluctuations and pests, and helping to produce various types of agricultural products in abundance and off-season.
It also includes accommodations for workers and employees, an irrigation system, storage, administrative offices, meeting rooms, and toilets.
The project uses the latest technologies in agriculture, including the irrigation and fertilisation system, the cooling system, the ventilation system, and humidity control systems.
The inauguration was attended by Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Seaports, Customs and Free Zones Authority, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, several senior officials, and others.
In his speech on this occasion, Dr Sheikh Sultan, affirmed that the Al Dhaid city has authentic historical evidence represented in many archaeological sites that reflect the city’s heritage, as well as the characteristics of the people of the region.
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