Saudi Agriculture had a good turnout both from the visitor and exhibitor standpoints

Saudi Agriculture had a good turnout both from the visitor and exhibitor standpoints

Agriculture show ends on successful note

01 November 2015

SaudiI Agriculture 2015 concluded on a high note after receiving positive opinions and feedback from exhibitors, dignitaries and trade visitors, its organisers Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) said.

An internal survey conducted during the four-day event reinforced the importance of the exhibition for the agricultural industry and its investors. Saudi Agriculture achieved its goals by welcoming nearly 26,000 trade visitors from across the world.

Salah Yousuf Ahmed, branch manager, Abdulmohsen Al Sahli Holding, commented: “The Saudi agricultural sector has witnessed unprecedented and active growth supported by awareness in the local community about the importance of food security and self-sufficiency and the need to harness available resources to improve the quality of agricultural products.

He noted that the national industry also focuses on rationalising water consumption for irrigation and promoting diversity in harvests, including vegetables, fruits and various palm trees, among other crops. “Saudi Agriculture 2015 was an excellent platform that brought together leading experts and specialists from across the region and the world to discuss all segments of agriculture while showcasing up-to-date technologies, products, services and solutions covering all stages of food processing and packaging as well as all types of popular and new food products,” said Ahmed.

Sinoussi Mohammed Saeed, sales director, Vedco, pointed out that livestock production in the kingdom is on the right path and moving towards growth and prosperity in light of the continuing developments in poultry and other sections in the category. He noted that Saudi Arabia was self-sufficient in many dairy products such as cheese and milk.

“We at Vedco are committed to meeting all requirements for quality and safety in the production and supply of feeds in order to promote bio-security and increase livestock production,” said Saeed.

Saudi Agriculture 2015 provided an excellent opportunity for us to explore investment possibilities in the local market and develop bilateral relations with our counterparts across the region and the world. We would like to express our gratitude to REC for the excellent organisation of the event and we look forward to participating in its future editions.”

Dates cultivation keeps many farmers busy

Dates cultivation keeps many farmers busy

Amer Ismail, manager, Sorouh Agricultural Company, said: “Saudi Agriculture is witnessing remarkable development as is reflected by the growing number of participants year after year as well as the diverse portfolio of activities, national events, and new sections. As the region’s premier agricultural event, Saudi Agriculture garners tremendous regional and international attention and is a perfect platform to review the most important developments and innovations in the sector.

“Specialised as it is in providing the finest types of agricultural seeds to companies in the kingdom, Sorouh considered the event to be a leading global platform for its aspirations to reach a wide cross-section of specialists and potential customers.”

Amer Saeed, business manager and expert in poultry automation production, Modern Vision, was also full of praise for Saudi Agriculture 2015 for enabling the firm to forge new ties and strengthen existing ones.

“We cater to a large customer group of major companies and brands such as Al Watania Agriculture Co, Al Faqih, Arasco and Astra Farms and are keen to provide them with an integrated portfolio of innovative services that includes the installation of automatic nests and farms and high-quality greenhouses. We are currently working in collaboration with Al Faqih on the development of a new project in Tabuk and look forward to completing 48 fully protected and equipped houses. This exhibition has provided us with the opportunity to consolidate relationships with existing customers and build new partnerships with our counterparts in Italy, the Netherlands,and Ukraine.”

“Saudi Agriculture 2015 showcased and reviewed the latest products, equipment and related services for the agricultural sector, reflecting the most prominent trends and developments in the global market in general and the Saudi market in particular,” said REC.

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