UAE’s adoption of drones in agriculture makes it one of the first in the world, FEDS’ statement
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, revealed that the UAE is among the first to prioritise environmental protection and climate change as part of its food sustainability programme on a national scale. The drones, which replaced the traditional farming methods, will allow UAE to plant 250,000 Ghaf seeds and 6 million Samar seeds aross 150 square kilometers of land in a few days rather than decades. The agricultural drones market is estimated to reach AED30 billion by 2026. ‘The new drone law mirrors the UAE’s tenacious drive to thrust science and technology, reaching greater heights that will bring in vast opportunities across various sectors — most especially agriculture. There is no doubt that the government’s interest in drones will bring about tremendous advancement in its food security initiatives’, highlighted Falcon Eye Drones Services (FEDS) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rabih Bou Rached.