Workvivo by Zoom is named preferred migration partner for Workplace from Meta

Meta is discontinuing Workplace and will partner with Workvivo to assist with customer transitions.

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Workvivo by Zoom was named Meta’s only preferred migration partner for its customers as it retires Workplace from Meta.

Meta is discontinuing Workplace from Meta – its employee engagement platform. To assist with customer transitions, Meta will partner with Workvivo as its only preferred migration partner.

Workplace from Meta and Workvivo plan to provide migration tools for customers migrating to Workvivo and Workvivo will also offer additional implementation services at no further cost to support customers’ transition.

Workplace from Meta customers can find more information about migrating to Workvivo here.

John Goulding, CEO and founder of Workvivo, said: “We know that the news today may be disruptive for Workplace from Meta customers, but we’re so excited about the opportunity to support and help them. Meta has made a huge impact in this market, and we believe that Workvivo is the natural choice for Workplace from Meta customers to transition their employee experience platform.

“It’s our top priority to support customers through this transition, and our team is working to make this process as frictionless as possible. We put our customers first, and this will be no different for the Workplace from Meta customers. We are excited to welcome Workplace from Meta customers into our incredible customer community and see the amazing things they can do with Workvivo.”

Eric S. Yuan, CEO and founder of Zoom said: “Since Workvivo joined the Zoom family, we’ve seen how powerful this platform is at engaging workforces and bringing culture to life – especially for frontline employees who may not have a desk or even an email address. Workvivo has seen momentous growth as organizations around the world are increasingly prioritizing the employee experience. We are excited to support Workplace from Meta’s customers and help them reach their goals of reaching and engaging employees – whether they’re desk or frontline workers.”

Workvivo by Zoom is the employee experience platform that simplifies communication and increases engagement by empowering employees to be heard and helping everyone feel included, no matter where they work.

Acquired by Zoom in 2023, Workvivo extends the Zoom Workplace platform to offer its customers new ways to keep employees informed, engaged, and connected. Workvivo is working with some of the world’s best-known brands to help them boost employee engagement and bring their culture to life digitally, including Dollar General, the Virgin Group, Bupa, Ryanair, Lululemon and Amazon.

About Workvivo by Zoom

Workvivo is an employee experience platform that simplifies communication and increases engagement by empowering employees to be heard and helping everyone feel included, no matter where they work. The platform unifies employee communications, engagement, intranet, and measurement features into one modern employee app that captures the heartbeat of the organization and brings its culture to life.

Founded in 2017, Workvivo has seen momentous growth, which led to its acquisition by Zoom in 2023. Workvivo powers the employee experience at companies all over the world across all industries, including Amazon, Motherson, White Castle, Bupa and Ryanair. Workvivo regularly tops software review sites, including Gartner Digital, with a #1 spot on G2 for internal communications, intranet and engagement tool categories. For more information, visit

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Mitsumi Distribution spearheading Technological Advancement at GITEX Africa 2024.

DUBAI, UAE – African Media Agency – 14 May 2024 – Mitsumi Distribution, a leading IT, Telco, Value and AI distributor in the Middle East and Africa, proudly announces its participation in GITEX Africa 2024. With a widespread presence spanning 28 countries and strategic partnerships with over 27+ vendors, Mitsumi Distribution is poised to showcase front-line technological advancements and innovations at this esteemed event.

Mr. Mitesh Shah – Managing Director

Mitsumi’s focus at GITEX Africa 2024 revolves around the theme of “Pioneering Future Solutions Today.” Reflecting this commitment, Mitsumi will unveil an extensive array of pioneering technologies and innovative solutions that are reshaping the landscape of IT, Telco, AI, and value-driven solutions. In the realm of AI, Mitsumi will showcase advancements such as machine learning, generative AI, computer vision, and AI-driven chatbots, among others. In the Value Division section, emphasis will be placed on cloud solutions, security, infrastructure solutions, and more. Seasoned experts from Mitsumi, alongside key principals, will be on hand to provide insights and facilitate direct engagement with the latest industry innovations. The prestigious vendors showcased at Mitsumi’s booth are industry giants such as Acer, Array Networks, Asus, Canon, DellTechnologies, HPE, HP, Infinix, Lenovo, Lexar, Oppo, Samsung, Seagate, Techno, and VIVO.

We are thrilled to announce our participation in GITEX Africa 2024,” exclaimed Mr. Mitesh Shah, Managing Director at Mitsumi Distribution. “In this ever-evolving landscape of innovation, AI stands out as one of the most prominent topics, continually expanding its reach and impact. We are excited to seize this opportunity to unveil new partnerships and business plans, further propelling our commitment to driving technological advancement and empowering businesses across Middle East & Africa and showcasing our solutions from the top vendors”.

Visit Mitsumi Distribution at Stand 5B-20, Hall No.5, CLOUD X IOT X AI, from the 29th of May to the 31st of May 2024 to experience firsthand the advanced technologies and solutions shaping the future. Engage with Mitsumi’s team of experts, explore the latest projects and developments, and discover how Mitsumi can empower your organization to thrive in the digital age.

About Mitsumi Distribution

Mitsumi Distribution is a leading technology provider specializing in distribution channels in Africa, the Middle East and African French-speaking countries. With over two decades of experience, Mitsumi Distribution has firmly established itself as a trusted authority in the region. The company offers a wide range of innovative technology products & solutions, with a focus on IT, Telco, AI, cloud computing, networking, servers and storage. Mitsumi Distribution is committed to providing superior quality products, exceptional service and unparalleled value to its valued partners.

MedSource Labs Announces Innovation in Safety, Accuracy and Functionality of IV Catheters

MedSource Labs Unveils ClearSafe Comfort® and TrueSafe Comfort® Blood Control Safety IV Catheters to protect medical staff and patients

[Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chanhassen], May 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MedSource Labs moves the needle in the peripheral safety IV market with the announcement of ClearSafe Comfort and TrueSafe Comfort Blood Control IV Catheters with groundbreaking active blood control check valve technology.

ClearSafe Comfort and TrueSafe Comfort Blood Control IV catheters provide significant benefits over other IV catheters.

  1. Safety: A new blood control device to significantly reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens to the caregiver and patient.
  2. Precision: A translucent flashback chamber confirms vessel entry and ensures accuracy.
  3. Front-line functionality: The ergonomic design and non-slip grip ensure easy handling for healthcare workers.


“Healthcare professionals subject themselves to the risks associated with needlestick injuries and exposure to bloodborne pathogens every time they access a vein,” said Dave Kunelius, President at MedSource Labs. “ClearSafe Comfort and TrueSafe Comfort Blood Control Safety IV Catheters have been engineered to minimize these risks, allowing medical staff to better serve their patients without distraction or worry.”

These devices conform to the U.S. Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

MedSource Labs is a leading medical product developer and supplier specializing in high-quality products and innovative medical product development. The ClearSafe Comfort and TrueSafe Comfort Blood Control Safety IV Catheters are part of MedSource Labs’ high-performing IV catheter lines focused on caring for the caregiver. See the TrueSafe Animations and ClearSafe Animations for a detailed view.

“Quality has always been a key component of our IV catheter products, and the ClearSafe Comfort and TrueSafe Comfort blood control products raise the bar for medical staff safety and patient care,” said Kunelius.

MedSource Labs is ISO 13485:2016 certified for quality management in medical device manufacturing, registered with the FDA, and the blood control catheters are 510(k) Cleared Products.


MedSource Labs is a leading provider of quality medical products, specializing in high-quality products, equipment and innovative class II medical product development. For over two decades, MedSource Labs has been a trusted provider of quality medical products at a superb value. Recently, MedSource Labs has expanded into new markets and grown its international services and offerings, including a focus on the EMERGE product imagine/design/build process.


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‫ميتسومي للتوزيع تقود التقدم التكنولوجي في معرض جيتكس أفريقيا 2024

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة – 14 مايو 2024 – تعلن شركة ميتسومي للتوزيع، الشركة الرائدة في مجال توزيع تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات وعروض القيمة والذكاء الاصطناعي في الشرق الأوسط وإفريقيا، بفخر عن مشاركتها في معرض جيتكس أفريقيا 2024. ومع تواجد واسع النطاق يشمل 28 دولة فضلاً عن الشراكات الاستراتيجية مع أكثر من 27 بائعًا، تستعد شركة ميتسومي للتوزيع لعرض التطورات والابتكارات التكنولوجية المتقدمة في هذا الحدث المرموق.

يتمحور تركيز ميتسومي في معرض جيتكس أفريقيا 2024 حول موضوع “ريادة الحلول المستقبلية اليوم”. وتجسيدًا لهذا الالتزام، ستكشف ميتسومي النقاب عن مجموعة متنوعة من التقنيات الرائدة والحلول المبتكرة التي تعيد تشكيل مشهد تكنولوجيا المعلومات، والاتصالات، والذكاء الاصطناعي، والحلول القائمة على القيمة. وفي مجال الذكاء الاصطناعي، ستعرض ميتسومي التطورات مثل تعلم الآلة، والذكاء الاصطناعي التوليدي، ورؤية الحاسوب، وروبوتات الدردشة التي تعتمد على الذكاء الاصطناعي، وغيرها. وفي قسم عروض القيمة، سيتم التركيز على الحلول السحابية والأمن وحلول البنية التحتية والمزيد. سيكون الخبراء المتمرسون من ميتسومي، جنبًا إلى جنب مع المديرين الرئيسيين، على استعداد لتقديم رؤى وتسهيل المشاركة المباشرة مع أحدث ابتكارات الصناعة. ويضم جناح ميتسومي عمالقة الصناعة من البائعين المرموقين مثل آيسر، وآيري نتوركس، وآسوس، وكانون، وديل تكنولوجيز، وإتش بي إي، وإتش بي، وإنفينيكس، وليكسار، وأوبو، وسامسونج، وسيجيت، وتكنو، وفيفو.

صرح السيد ميتيش شاه، المدير العام لشركة ميتسومي للتوزيع، قائلاً: “يسعدنا أن نعلن عن مشاركتنا في معرض جيتكس أفريقيا 2024”. “في هذا المشهد الابتكاري المتطور باستمرار، يبرز الذكاء الاصطناعي كواحد من أهم المواضيع، ويتوسع باستمرار في نطاقه وتأثيره. ونحن متحمسون لاغتنام هذه الفرصة للكشف عن شراكات وخطط عمل جديدة، وتعزيز التزامنا بقيادة التقدم التكنولوجي، وتمكين الشركات في جميع أنحاء الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، وعرض حلولنا من كبار البائعين.

تفضلوا بزيارة ميتسومي للتوزيع في الجناح 5B-20، القاعة رقم 5، السحابة × إنترنت الأشياء × الذكاء الاصطناعي (Stand 5B-20, Hall No.5, CLOUD X IOT X AI)، في الفترة من 29 مايو إلى 31 مايو 2024 للتجربة المباشرة للتقنيات والحلول المتقدمة التي تشكل المستقبل، وللتفاعل مع فريق خبراء ميتسومي، ولاستكشاف أحدث المشاريع والتطورات، ولاكتشاف كيف يمكن لشركة ميتسومي تمكين مؤسستكم من الازدهار في العصر الرقمي.

حول شركة ميتسومي للتوزيع:

ميتسومي للتوزيع هي شركة رائدة في مجال توفير التكنولوجيا المتخصصة في قنوات التوزيع في أفريقيا والشرق الأوسط والدول الأفريقية الناطقة بالفرنسية. رسخت شركة ميتسومي للتوزيع مكانتها بقوة كسلطة موثوقة في المنطقة بفضل ما لديها من أكثر من عقدين من الخبرة. تقدم الشركة مجموعة متنوعة من المنتجات والحلول التقنية المبتكرة، مع التركيز على تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات والذكاء الاصطناعي والحوسبة السحابية والشبكات والخوادم والتخزين، كما تلتزم شركة ميتسومي للتوزيع بتقديم منتجات فائقة الجودة وخدمة استثنائية وقيمة لا مثيل لها إلى شركائها الكرام.

للاستفسارات الإعلامية، يُرجى التواصل عبر البريد الإلكتروني:

Nyxoah to Release First Quarter 2024 Financial Results on May 14, 2024

Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium – May 13, 2024, 10:30pm CET / 4:30pm ET – Nyxoah SA (Euronext Brussels/Nasdaq: NYXH) (“Nyxoah” or the “Company”), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), today announced that the Company will release financial results for the first quarter 2024 on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, after market close. Company management will host a conference call to discuss financial results that day beginning at 10:30pm CET / 4:30pm ET.

A webcast of the call will be accessible via the Investor Relations page of the Nyxoah website or through this link: Nyxoah’s Q1 2024 earnings call webcast. For those not planning to ask a question of management, the Company recommends listening via the webcast.

If you plan to ask a question, please use the following link: Nyxoah’s Q1 2024 earnings call. After registering, an email will be sent, including dial-in details and a unique conference call access code required to join the live call. To ensure you are connected prior to the beginning of the call, the Company suggests registering a minimum of 10 minutes before the start of the call.

The archived webcast will be available for replay shortly after the close of the call.

About Nyxoah
Nyxoah is a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Nyxoah’s lead solution is the Genio® system, a patient-centered, leadless and battery-free hypoglossal neurostimulation therapy for OSA, the world’s most common sleep disordered breathing condition that is associated with increased mortality risk and cardiovascular comorbidities. Nyxoah is driven by the vision that OSA patients should enjoy restful nights and feel enabled to live their life to its fullest.

For more information, please visit

Caution – CE marked since 2019. Investigational device in the United States. Limited by U.S. federal law to investigational use in the United States.

Forward-looking statements
Certain statements, beliefs and opinions in this press release are forward-looking, which reflect the Company’s or, as appropriate, the Company directors’ or managements’ current expectations regarding the Genio® system; planned and ongoing clinical studies of the Genio® system; the potential advantages of the Genio® system; Nyxoah’s goals with respect to the development, regulatory pathway and potential use of the Genio® system; the utility of clinical data in potentially obtaining FDA approval of the Genio® system; and the Company’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, performance, prospects, growth and strategies. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. Additionally, these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2023, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 20, 2024, and subsequent reports that the Company files with the SEC. A multitude of factors including, but not limited to, changes in demand, competition and technology, can cause actual events, performance or results to differ significantly from any anticipated development. Forward looking statements contained in this press release regarding past trends or activities are not guarantees of future performance and should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. In addition, even if actual results or developments are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in future periods. No representations and warranties are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements. As a result, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements in this press release as a result of any change in expectations or any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which these forward-looking statements are based, except if specifically required to do so by law or regulation. Neither the Company nor its advisers or representatives nor any of its subsidiary undertakings or any such person’s officers or employees guarantees that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does either accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

David DeMartino, Chief Strategy Officer


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FM meets Syrian counterpart on sidelines of Manama summit preparatory meetings

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, met on Monday with Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Faisal Mekdad, ahead of the Arab Foreign Ministers’ preparatory meeting for the Arab League Council at the summit level, which is hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The two ministers discussed efforts aimed at halting the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the aggression.

The two ministers also discussed the agenda of the Arab Foreign Ministers’ meeting and ways to enhance coordination and cooperation on priority issues, primarily the Palestinian issue, and the efforts exerted within the Arab context to achieve security and stability in the region.

Safadi and Mekdad touched on efforts to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis that preserves the unity and cohesion of Syria, realizes the aspirations of its people, respects its sovereignty, rids it of terrorism and provides the necessary conditions for t
he voluntary return of Syrian refugees to their country.

They emphasized the importance of the role of the Arab Ministerial Contact Group on Syria within the efforts made in the context of the Arab track.

Safadi underscored the need to reach a political solution to the Syrian crisis according to a step-by-step methodology in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which addresses all the humanitarian, security and political repercussions of the crisis.

Safadi and Mekdad also covered several bilateral issues, including border security and the fight against drug smuggling, and reviewed the results of the contacts conducted by the concerned authorities in the two countries to stop smuggling operations and defeat the danger they pose.

The two ministers underlined the continuation of consultation and coordination within the framework of the common interest of ending the Syrian crisis and developing cooperation that reflects positively on the two countries.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Al Dahra Holding utilises advanced technologies, innovative concepts to drive global investments in food sector: Khedaim Al Derei

DUBAI: Khedaim Abdullah Al Derei, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Al Dahra Holding, said the company employs advanced technologies and innovative concepts to drive its global investments in the high-quality food sector.

These investments contribute to the sustainability of the UAE’s food sector and align with Al Dahra’s goal of becoming a reliable global partner and sustainable supplier of agricultural and food products.

The company aims to ensure sufficient, high-quality supplies while supporting agriculture, production, distribution, logistics, and the protection of the environment and natural resources.

Al Dahra is a prominent national leader in agribusiness, and one of the partners of the Food Innovation Hub UAE, which was established in collaboration between Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) with the aim of developing solutions and initiatives to enhance food production, ensure the sustainability of food supply chains and fight hunger glob

Speaking on the sidelines of his participation at the Food Innovation Conference 2024, Al Derei said, ‘Al Dahra’s participation in the conference stems from understanding the vital role of innovation in our field of work, so we consistently invest in new tech that drives production efficiency and quality. We believe innovation is the key to facing all challenges, including climate change and the scarcity of resources.’

‘Food industries are undergoing rapid transformations, prompting us to come up with sustainable cutting-edge solutions in order to keep up. To this end, technology offers the means to make significant strides in enhancing the sustainability of the food sector, while improving quality of life across communities. The conference provides a great opportunity to share expertise with various players in the field, and we hope Al Dahra is part of the solution to empower a comprehensive, inclusive and sustainable food system,’ he added.

As a global pioneer in cultivating, producing, and supplyi
ng animal feed and food crops, Al Dahra adopts a holistic strategy that employs the latest technologies and practices in the food sector. This approach aligns with its commitment to offering high-quality products that meet customer expectations while delivering on its promise of sustainability and social responsibility at every stage of the process.

Since its establishment in 1995, Al Dahra has focused on supporting food sustainability and security in the UAE through successful local and international projects in cultivation, production, and trading of meats, essential food commodities, and animal feed, as well as managing the entire supply chain.

Additionally, the company adopts innovative strategies aimed at curbing climate change, price fluctuation, and supply chain challenges. Recognising the threats posed by climate change, such as the reduction of arable land and the depletion of water resources, Al Dahra works relentlessly to sustainably feed a growing population.

A major player in food security eff
orts of Abu Dhabi in particular and the UAE in general, Al Dahra is a prominent multinational leader in agribusiness, with over 400 thousand acres of agricultural land in Egypt, Romania, Serbia, USA, and others, specialising in the cultivation, production in addition to trading of nearly 3 million tons of animal feed and up to 3 million tons of essential food commodities and end-to-end supply chain management.

Serving a large customer base from the Government and Commercial sectors, Al Dahra has a widespread geographic footprint, operating in over 20 countries and catering to more than 40 markets with a leading position in Asia and the Middle East.

The Food Innovation Conference 2024, hosted in the Museum of the Future and Emirates Towers between 13 and 15 May, brings together over 150 international experts and academics, alongside local, regional and global private sector players and farmers. The conference features several discussion panels highlighting the role of technology in supporting resilient, incl
usive and sustainable food systems, while facilitating global cooperation and addressing the latest trends in food system sustainability.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Occupation tanks expand the military operation in Rafah towards the city center and the Rafah crossing continues to be closed

Gaza – Ma’an Exclusive – On the eighth day of the start of the military occupation operation in Rafah, Israeli occupation tanks crossed Salah al-Din Street, east of the governorate.

Salah El-Din Street is located 2 kilometers from the border with Palestine occupied in 1948, and is located on the border of the population density of the eastern Rafah neighborhoods.

The tanks entered the west of the Rafah crossing in what appeared to be an attempted incursion across the border with Egypt.

Other tanks also entered George Street in the Al-Salam neighborhood amid artillery shelling that included the neighborhood in addition to the Brazil neighborhood and the Tannour area surrounding Al-Najjar Hospital and Khirbet Al-Adas, where the occupation destroyed the headquarters of the Palestinian Red Crescent.

The occupation tanks and aircraft expanded the bombing circle to reach the city center, including Al-Awda Roundabout, Al-Shaboura Camp, and Yabna Camp, which have the highest population density in Rafah.

g to the United Nations, more than 350,000 Palestinians have left Rafah, while local circles confirm the departure of more than half a million out of 1,300,000 who resided in Rafah in recent months.

Hundreds of thousands of displaced people also left west of Rafah, although those areas have not yet been threatened by the occupation army.

As the operation continues, the Rafah crossing continues to be closed, and the Israeli siege on various areas of the Gaza Strip tightens.

Source: Maan News Agency

Food Innovation Conference 2024 side exhibition showcases latest food technologies

DUBAI: The Boulevard exhibition, held on the sidelines of the Food Innovation Conference 2024, drew a wide participation of stakeholders, investors and national and global companies specialised in food and agricultural products to explore the latest food system innovations.

The exhibition highlighted avant-garde services, products, and technologies designed to accelerate the adoption of innovation and provide effective solutions in the face of challenges that hinder the sustainability of global food supplies.

Held on the sidelines of the conference, and organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), the exhibition provided an optimal opportunity for specialised companies to exchange expertise and knowledge and discuss the latest trends in food sustainability.

It was developed as an interactive platform to attract the public and educate guests on the most disruptive technologies and initiatives that are shaping the future of food

The model showcase introduced the conference’s guests and visitors to the latest achievements of the ‘Food Tech Valley’, which was launched in 2021 by His His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with aims to triple the UAE’s food production.

The ‘Food Tech Valley’, a joint project between the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Wasl Group, aims to create a modern city that includes integrated food management within its activities.

The project aims to serve as a hub for future clean tech-based food and agricultural products and an incubator for researchers, entrepreneurs, startups and industry experts involved in developing solutions that have the potential to shape the future of the food industry. The ‘Food Tech Valley’ is to become the trademark and benchmark for food management systems sustainability regionally and globally.

The model showcase displayed the innovative ideas of the ‘Food Tech Valley’ project, centred aroun
d food, innovation, knowledge, technology, and sustainability. The project seeks to transform the UAE into a global hub for technology-driven food and agricultural solutions.

The showcase also highlighted the project’s role in supporting the use of technologies and applied research in food processing and agriculture, and how it applies modern farming techniques – such as vertical farming, aquaculture and hydroponics – to accelerate self-sufficiency in fresh food produce and reduce wastage of resources.

The exhibition displayed the four clusters of the Food Tech Valley: agricultural technology and engineering, a food innovation centre, RandD facilities, and an advanced smart food logistics hub. These clusters will employ modern farming techniques and innovative projects involving bioengineering, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Visitors and participants also explored the project’s plans to attract creative minds and entrepreneurs in smart food production to implement the highest standards
of sustainability and technological innovation in the food sector.

During the exhibition, Elite Agro, specialised in the design and construction of agricultural facilities on a global scale, showcased modern farming techniques where science and innovation merged with nature preservation and sustainability. These sustainable agricultural practices were designed to safeguard natural resources like soil, water, or climate and ensure cultivating healthy food.

The company highlighted the role of drones in advancing the agricultural sector through aerial surveys of agricultural areas to capture detailed data and information. It also showcased how the Internet of Things (IoT) provided technical support for farmers in developing countries.

This interactive showcase presented a vision for the future of arid climate food production, highlighting the use of advanced agricultural technologies designed to reduce water consumption. The showcase explored the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming
practices capable of addressing soil and water salinity issues.

The showcase offered visitors an immersive VR experience to explore the latest smart farming technologies and automated agricultural systems such as irrigation, pest control, soil and crop monitoring, as well as best practices in vertical and hydroponic farming.

Agerpoint offered visitors a VR experience to explore advanced farm scanning technologies through the Agerpoint Capture app. This app measures plant quantity, height, diameter, and biomass, assesses crop health, predicts crop growth and yield, tracks wildfire risk and invasive species, as well as evaluates and monitors biodiversity.

The exhibition, held on the sidelines of the Food Innovation Conference 2024, comes in support of global efforts to advance food production technologies to address the impact of rising hunger and malnutrition globally. It also highlighted the significant role of modern technologies in mitigating climate change and enhancing agricultural systems that employ
climate-smart practices, producing a diverse array of foodstuffs within a resilient system.

The Food Innovation Conference 2024, held in Dubai from 13th to 15th May under the theme ‘Reimagining Future Food Systems’, brings together over 150 experts, academics, public and private companies, and farmers to discuss the latest trends in global food sustainability, exchange knowledge, scale frontier technology solutions and accelerate the movement of food systems innovation globally.

Source: Emirates News Agency

UNRWA: 450,000 were forcibly displaced from Rafah

Bethlehem – Ma’an – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRA) estimated that 450,000 people have been ‘forcibly displaced’ from Rafah since May 6, when Israeli occupation forces entered the east of the city.

The agency added, “People are facing constant exhaustion and hunger, and there is no safe place, and an immediate ceasefire is the only hope.”

Source: Maan News Agency