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Saudi Agriculture 2019 was concurrently held with Saudi Aquaculture

Saudi Agriculture 2019 was concurrently held with Saudi Aquaculture



17,000 attend Saudi Agriculture Exhibition

November 2019

More than 17,000 visitors attended the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition which was held last month at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The exhibition was held under the patronage of Engineer Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture. It was organised by The Riyadh Exhibition Company (REC).

Saudi Agriculture 2019 was concurrently held with Saudi Aquaculture, Saudi Food Pack and Saudi Organic food.

During the 3rd International Saudi Aquaculture Exhibition, the Saudi Aquaculture Society signed an agreement with the Association of the Restaurants and Cafes “Qoot”. The agreement aims at increasing seafood consumption in the kingdom, said a statement from the company. On the other hand, the National Center for Palms & Dates also signed an agreement with the Association of the Restaurants and Cafes “Qoot”. The agreement aims to open marketing outlets for “Saudi Dates Mark”, which is a registered trademark provided by the National Center for Palms & Dates (NCPD) to align producers with national and international standards.

In order to include Saudi products, which were granted the “Saudi Dates Mark”, in outlets without fees, the National Center for Date Palm and Dates signed a number of agreements with major shops and markets such as Lulu Markets, Sbar, Carrefour and Al Sadhan.

With a diamond sponsorship by Fakieh Poultry Farms, and the partnership of Saudi Organic Farming Association (SOFA), and Saudi Aquaculture Society, The Saudi Agriculture exhibition hosted 9 country pavilions and more than 380 exhibitors representing 34 countries. Specialised discussion sessions were held during the exhibition, which witnessed the participation of a number of government leaders and CEOs from local and international companies.

Future Investment in Aquaculture Industry Session addressed government initiatives aimed at encouraging local and international companies to invest in the sector. It also explored the role of the fish and shrimp feed industry, research and innovation in the development of the requirements and applications of the industry, and the evolution of inland fish farming.

Additionally, the session on “Development of Organic Agriculture between Reality and Expectations in the Kingdom and Future Investment Strategies” discussed the proposed investment opportunities for Saudi SMEs. It also outlined the Executive Plan of Action for the Saudi Organic Agriculture Policy and the standards of organic farming procedures in accordance to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

Furthermore, Dr Yousef Al Yousef, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science at King Faisal University, gave an overview on the development research programs in regard to the poultry industries.




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