Saudi Agricultural Expo will focus on food security

Saudi Agricultural Expo will focus on food security

Saudi Agri Expo to focus on sustainability

October 2018

A major exhibition next month in Riyadh will focus on Saudi Arabia’s agricultural sector and the more than SR200 billion investments expected in the industry as a result of the government’s economic diversification policy.

The Saudi Agricultural Exhibition 2018, organised by the Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC)  under the patronage of Eng Abdulrahman Al Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, will take place from October 7 to 10.

The event, which will be held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, will also tackle job and other investment opportunities in agriculture.

The 37th edition of the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition will also play an important role in promoting the growth of the local agriculture as the government has allocated SR92 billion ($25 billion) for food security and self-sufficiency. The event will also put the spotlight on organic agriculture, stockbreeding, and fish farming as critical to the kingdom’s food security.

The Saudi Agricultural Exhibition 2018 will be held in conjunction with the Saudi Agro-Food; The 25th International Trade Show for Food Products, Ingredients and Technologies; the Saudi Food Pack; The 8th International Trade Show for Food Processing and Packing.

Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, head of marketing, Riyadh Exhibition Company, said: “The Saudi Agricultural Exhibition will help facilitate the entry of regional and international investors to the local market. It will identify promising prospects within the Saudi agricultural sector as well as encourage partnerships to explore the enormous opportunities in the food and technology market. The event has proved its leadership in helping advance agricultural development in Saudi Arabia by attracting direct investments to the local production in line with the objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020.”

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