Kuwaitis are encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy, balanced diet. However, meeting increased demand for these highly nutritious foods will be challenging for domestic production regions in the Kuwait. These supply chains are undergoing significant innovation and transformation as a result of multiple drivers including: consumer preference for fresh produce grown locally; climate change and increased competition for natural resources; cost and availability of labor; efforts to improve sustainability profiles; and the rise of protected and peri-urban production.

Using an integrated, collaborative approach, a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team co-led by Al Saeed will help the Kuwait maintain a nutritious, reliable, affordable, and environmentally-sound food supply.