Indian women expats are organising an event in Dubai on Friday where they will give tips about organic farming practices. These women have formed a Facebook group named Vayalum Veedum (Farm and Home) which stresses on organic farming.
Other highlights of the programme will be speeches by Malayalam film actress Aswathy Menon and social activist Honey Bhaskaran.
In the programme, women experts will give advice on organic farming and they will also supply plants and seeds free of charge. It will also discuss toxic foods, wrong dietary practices and lifestyles that cause diseases and will encourage women to keep a better lifestyle and eat healthy food.
There will also be an exhibition of organic agricultural products, a quiz contest and cultural programmes.
The programme will be inaugurated by Jehaina Hassan Al Ali, principal food studies and surveys officer in the Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality. The event will be held from 3 pm at Gulf Model School and is open to only women and no prior registration is needed for participation.
Mini Alias, a senior farming coordinator in the group and an agriculture specialist at Dubai Habitat School, will lecture on best agricultural practices.