With over 25 years of experience in the agricultural sector, Basem Al Khawaldeh is a professional expert in protected agriculture, hydroponics and aquaponics. He currently provides agribusiness consultancy to a wide range of clients that includes government, funding organizations, food security agencies, private sector stakeholders and research organizations.
Basem has worked with GRM International and The Abu Dhabi Farmer's Service Centre (ADFSC) to assist the UAE farming community in developing sustainable agricultural practices to meet the standards of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 Program.
He also led the development of commercially viable agricultural systems appropriate to the UAE that improve the country’s farm management skills and increase yield and income, by promoting a range of new technologies, tools and practices while working closely with government officials, private companies’ representatives and decision makers’ managers, steering committees involving public and private sector stakeholders.
Throughout his career, Basem has provided strategic organizational leadership, expertise and support to harness the emerging opportunities in agricultural technologies. He developed strategies and organizational priorities in this area while engaging with key Khalifa Fund staff and partners to act on these opportunities, including with investment funds, individual investors, agribusiness companies and research organizations.