Agriculture

Overview

Over the years, UAE has actively undertaken efforts to enhance its agricultural sector by implementing advanced farming techniques and technologies. To meet the labour demands of the industry, the UAE has relied on a combination of local and foreign workforce. The UAE has established a regulated work permit system that governs the employment of foreign workers in agriculture. Specific labour laws and regulations have been implemented to safeguard the rights and welfare of workers, including those in agriculture. These laws cover aspects such as working hours, wages, health and safety standards, and worker accommodations. In pursuit of increased productivity and reduced reliance on extensive workforce, the UAE has made significant investments in advanced agricultural technologies like hydroponics, vertical farming, and greenhouse cultivation. These advancements contribute to optimising output. It’s worth noting that the specific labour supply in the agriculture sector may vary depending on the region, scale of operations, and farming practices employed.

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