AL AIN, UAE – The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at the United Arab Emirates University launched an awareness campaign entitled “Food Waste Audit”.
The campaign was launched in cooperation with the Office of the Associate Provost for Research and participation of the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) and several local institutions.
The activities were started at the university student food court.
Prof. Ahmed Murad, Associate Provost for Research, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Muhsen Al-Yafei, Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine were among the staff and students present on the occasion.
Dr. Nuha Mustafa, a professor at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, who supervises the campaign program, said it is based on research studies to limit waste and food consumption.
The awareness program is targeting schools and universities to educate students about the need to reduce food waste.
The studies conducted in the food court showed that over 50 kilograms of different foods are wasted daily during breakfast and lunch because students bought excess food.
She added that the campaign aims to identify and recycle waste, and to transform the university into an environmentally friendly campus.
Moreover, student research competitions and programs on this issue will be conducted.