Dr. Lo Ting-Fai, Chairman of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), is a strong supporter of the UAE’s efforts to promote sustainable land management and combat desertification. He is also a Professor at the National Chiayi University in Taiwan, where he leads research on soil science and agricultural innovation.
Dr. Lo has worked closely with the UAE government on a number of initiatives, including the development of the country’s National Soil Strategy and the establishment of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in Abu Dhabi. He is also a member of the UAE’s Food Security Council.
In 2018, Dr. Lo received the prestigious Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation from the UAE government. The award is given to individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the advancement of date palm cultivation and agricultural innovation in the UAE and the wider region.
Dr. Lo’s work is particularly important in the context of the UAE, which is a country with a limited land area and a harsh desert climate. The UAE government has made significant investments in sustainable land management practices in recent years, and Dr. Lo’s expertise has been invaluable in this effort.
Dr. Lo’s work is also significant in the context of UAE-Taiwan cooperation. The UAE and Taiwan have a strong relationship, and they are both committed to promoting sustainable development. Dr. Lo’s work helps to bridge the gap between the two countries and to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration on sustainable land management.
Here are some specific examples of Dr. Lo’s work with the UAE:
- In 2017, Dr. Lo led a team of experts from the GSP to the UAE to assess the country’s soil resources and to develop recommendations for sustainable land management practices.
- Dr. Lo is a member of the advisory board of the ICBA, which is a leading research center on biosaline agriculture. The ICBA is headquartered in Abu Dhabi and has offices in a number of other countries around the world.
- Dr. Lo is a regular speaker at conferences and events in the UAE on sustainable land management and agricultural innovation.