Saudi Agriculture 2018 closes with praise from participants

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Visitors at Saudi Agriculture 2018 exhibition in Riyadh
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Visitors at Saudi Agriculture 2018 exhibition in Riyadh.
Updated 14 October 2018
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Saudi Agriculture 2018 closes with praise from participants

  • The event helps farmers and investors in the sector to bring new developments and technologies to the Kingdom

RIYADH: Saudi Agriculture 2018, the international agriculture, water and agro-industry trade show, concluded with exhibitors and participants praising the success of the 37th edition in exploring emerging trends and developments.
The three-day event also offers a platform to promote the sector in line with the aims of Vision 2030 to enhance sustainable agriculture and rural-area development, and create new opportunities for employment, food security and balanced development.
“The experience at the 2018 edition was hugely successful because of the inclusion of the latest techniques in agricultural production, animal husbandry, organic farming and aquaculture,” said Mussa M. Al-Qahtani, manager of strategic planning at the Agricultural Development Fund.
He added that the event helps farmers and investors in the sector to bring new developments and technologies to the Kingdom, share experiences and obtain knowledge needed to find solutions to the problems the sector faces. In addition, the participation of government agricultural agencies helps to build partnerships and contribute to agricultural projects and the development of the agricultural sector.
Mazen O. Aljasser, the director general of marketing and communication for the Saudi Exports Development Authority, said that the organization had presented a lecture on “Opportunities in Dates Export,” highlighting the global market opportunities to encourage potential exporters and raise awareness of the importance of exports to business growth.
He described Saudi Agriculture as the largest event in the region dedicated to the sector, featuring participants from more than 33 countries. It attracts specialists in agriculture, engineers, farm owners, traders and others with interests in the sector and food security, he added.


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 18 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh