Abu Dhabi — In the past four years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has grown a small but rising share of its own organic tomatoes, aiming to shore up food security in an import-dependent desert country.

The effort — part of a broader push to produce more home-grown food amid the fear climate change could trigger instability in the global food trade — started after the country was hit by food export bans during the 2008/2009 financial crisis...

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