The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices was successfully launched on 28 October 2014 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The first signatory on stage was the United Arab Emirates Minister of Environment on behalf of the UAE government and the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.

And here is the impressive list of 38 founding signatory organizations from all sectors and continents–private and public, small and large, national and international: www.declaration-of-abu-dhabi.org/signatories/

In a video address at the launch, Puvan Selvanathan, Head of Food & Agriculture at the United Nations Global Compact said: "The UN Global Compact is fully committed to collaborating with The Declaration of Abu Dhabi. We want to ensure alignment.  We want to avoid duplication of efforts. And we want to maximize our collective impact."

In addition we have produced a special music video dedicated to farmers and The Declaration of Abu Dhabi: “Send a seed of love around the world”. To view the video, please go to: www.declaration-of-abu-dhabi.org/newsroom/

We now have all the key components that will enable this initiative to make a real difference by reducing costs for farmers around the world to adopt safe and sustainable practices.

Read more about The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices here.