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.


Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

Updated 16 July 2019
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Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

CAIRO: Dr. Khalid Al-Ghamdi, chairman of the Arab Media Standing Committee and general supervisor of foreign media at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media, called for coordinated Arab efforts to overcome regional challenges particularly the Palestinian issue and terrorism.
Al-Ghamdi was presiding over the committee’s 93rd session held at Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.
He said the meeting discussed a number of key issues including the Arab Media Charter of Honor. It was, Al-Ghamdi said, a continuation of previous meetings to discuss their outcomes and review the results in the light of proposals put forward by different member Arab countries.
The meeting was also attended by Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General for Social Affairs Ambassador Badr El-Din Alali, Counselor Fawzi Al-Ghwail, director of the technical department of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, representatives of Arab member states, representatives of Arab information ministries and the heads of Arab media agencies and institutions.
Alali said the Palestinian question continues to remain the main issue in addition to the terrorist threats, sustainable development and the Arab image in the West.
“Implementing the Arab Media Strategy and improving media practices using the latest technologies is vital for media to effectively contributing to awareness programs and supporting the region’s vital issues.”
He said the inclusion of the Arab Media Charter of Honor and media education to the agenda is of great importance.
He also express resolve to counter the phenomenon of fake news and that the Arab media is serious about countering this problem.