The international food and drink event Gulfood has become the latest partner for the Table Talk Podcast. The event, which is currently taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, connects brands from across the food and beverage industry in the UAE.
A focus on sustainability and food security
As part of this exciting partnership, the Table Talk Podcast has focused on a series of episodes which reflect the huge challenges, and opportunities, present for producers, suppliers and retailers in the UAE. With little arable land, the region needs to lead the way in food and agritech in order to promote a sustainable future where they’re in control of their own food security.
How food and nutrition trends are growing in the UAE
Like many countries across the world, consumers in the UAE are showing a clear preference for cleaner, more ethical and sustainable food. Eating and consumption habits are changing, what does this mean for the food and drink industry in the region? What food and nutrition trends are growing in the UAE in 2021? We’re joined by Ananya Narayan, Managing Director, Hunter Foods Limited and. Monique Naval, Senior Analyst, Euromonitor International to discuss these topics and more.
How can the UAE achieve food security?
With a small amount of arable land, and a climate that has little rainfall, the UAE faces significant natural challenges standing in the way of its goal to be self-reliant and a champion of food security in the Middle East. We’re joined by Henry Gordon-Smith, CEO and Managing Director, Agritecture and Hina Kamal, PhD Research Scholar, Future Food, Beacon of Excellence Program, Unversity of Nottingham to discuss the natural challenges facing the UAE as they push towards a sustainable future.