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The United Arab Emirates awarded for food security efforts

The country has maintained undernourishment below 5 percent since 1990

José Graziano da Silva presents the diploma to Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member, and Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development.

16 March 2014, Abu Dhabi – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recognized the United Arab Emirates for being among the 17 countries in the developing world that have maintained the prevalence of undernourishment below five percent between 1990 and 2013.

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva presented a recognition diploma to Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Executive Council Member, and Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, during a ceremony to honour the awardees of the sixth edition of the Khalifa International Date Palm Award that opened the Fifth International Date Palm Conference in Abu Dhabi.

With this award, FAO recognizes the UAE for its efforts and success in addressing the negative impacts of changing economic and social conditions in food security in the country.