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FARM ONLINE | Australia pushes for closer trade ties with UAE

Australian farmers will look to develop trade into the Middle East as part of a proposed free trade deal with the United Arab Emirates.

Grain Producers Australia northern director Matthew Madden recently visited the UAE and said food security was a critical concern for the desert nation.

He said he had visited the nation's only wheat farm, developed as part of UAE government policy to improve its long-term food security.

"They have recently started looking at producing wheat of their own, which is very impressive, given the growing season heat, I was there in the dead of winter and it was still 27 degrees," he said.


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