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Soil Museum to Open in Dubai

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to complete the construction of the Emirates Soil Museum in Dubai.

The educational museum will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region and is set to open in December, a statement said.

Emirates Soil Museum will provide vital information on the critical role of soil in the natural environment and will demonstrate the importance of soil in urban planning and how it is the underlining measure to manage and secure food sources, the statement added.

Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, director general of ADFD, said: "At ADFD we possess the expertise, know-how and resources to profoundly drive socio-economic growth; stemming from 45 years of experience and the successful development of 481 projects 55 of which fostered expansions in the sector of agriculture and irrigation."

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