Farmers register on ADFMSC for online agri services
Abu Dhabi farmers can now request marketing for their products online
New services unveiled by the Abu Dhabi Government to aid in the requisition of agricultural services have managed to get nearly half of all farmers in the Emirate signed on to the Abu Dhabi Farmers Market Service Centre (ADFMSC) website.
Over 11,000 farmers across Abu Dhabi have signed on to the website, with the authority hopeful it will be able to get all 24,000 farmers in the Emirates registered on the website.
The services were unveiled in 2016 to help reduce the distance farmers would have to traverse to get to a service centre from places where farming is taking place, including in Liwa, Aweer and Al Ain, says Talal Salem al Tamimi, Customer Service Unit Head at the Abu Dhabi Farmers Services Centre.
"Our first interest is to support farmers. We help procure products from their farms and market them at our outlets across the Emirate. This service is designed to help ease that for them as well as provide faster access to other assistance they might need, in the form of the 11 services we provide, over the internet," he says.
The ADFMSC provides services in agricultural marketing, livestock product supply, poultry contract registration, and tilling and soil settlement. It is currently exhibiting at GITEX Technology Week with the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre in Sheikh Saeed Hall.