USDA Trade Mission to Dubai in Focus: A Visit to Camelicious Shows US-UAE Trade in Action

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USDA Trade Mission to Dubai in Focus: A Visit to Camelicious Shows US-UAE Trade in Action

Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Daniel Whitley recently traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to kick off the first U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored in-person trade mission since November 2019. Administrator Whitley led a delegation of U.S. agribusinesses, farm organizations, state departments of agriculture, and state and regional trade representatives interested in exploring diverse export opportunities across the Middle East, on several site visits to meet with importers and agribusinesses in Dubai.

One incredible destination during the trip was Camelicious, the first and largest camel milking farm in the world. Their visit began with a tour of the Camelicious plant and farm facilities to observe how camel milk is collected, processed, and packaged. After sampling camel milk products, the delegation ventured outdoors to greet a few camels up close, offering carrots to them for an afternoon snack. For Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the visit was particularly meaningful as Camelicious imports California Grown feed for their operation.

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