The Memorandum of Understanding means Silal will provide consumers across the UAE with local fresh fruits and vegetables that are harvested in Abu Dhabi farms.

His Excellency Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of Silal, and Yusuff Ali M.A, LuLu Group Chairman and Managing Director, signed the MoU at a ceremony on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week’s first edition, in which Silal is the Associate sponsor. The signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; H.E. Engineer Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member; H.E. Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD); H.E. Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority; H.E. Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD); H.E. Eng. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation Ras Al Khaimah, Chairman of OneHive;  as well as senior officials from both organisations.

Commenting on the MoU, His Excellency Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of Silal, said: “Our partnership with LuLu Group will help us drive the distribution of diversified and high quality locally grown produce. This MoU comes as part of our remit to encourage sales and consumption of local farmers’ produce, to assure them a sustainable income while guaranteeing UAE consumers freshness from farm to shelf. It also reiterates our commitment to supply local fresh produce to the UAE people across leading retailers in the country, thereby achieving a key objective to support the UAE’s self-sufficiency and agricultural sector.”