Arab News, Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 | Muharram 23,1440
Saudi Agriculture 2018 to focus on organic, fish farming
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Agriculture
2018, the 37th edition of the premier agriculture exhibition organized annually
under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, will
be held next week with the focus on organic farming and its products, and food
The agriculture expo which attracts exhibitors from various parts of the world
will be held between Oct. 7 and 10 at the Riyadh International Convention and
Exhibition Center, showcasing the latest agricultural trends.
As well as organic farming, there will be a focus on fish farming this year
based on the government’s new vision which aims to achieve sustainable food
security, said the organizer, the Riyadh Exhibition Co.
Held concurrently with the Saudi Agro-Food expo dedicated to the food processing
and packaging industry, Saudi Agriculture 2018 gathers leading local and
international companies that showcase the latest technologies, machinery and
services that meet the needs of the agricultural sector.
The annual exhibition has made an effective contribution to the expansion and
development of the agricultural sector and reinforced leadership in the field of
agriculture development and industries associated with it for 36 continuous
years through constant support from the Ministry of Agriculture.
As Vision 2030 aims to diversify the economy by developing the economic sector
to achieve sustainable development, it further emphasizes reserving natural
resources including the rationalization of water consumption in agriculture and
achieving food security to increase the share of the agriculture sector in the
GDP, which will help in the main agenda, economic diversification.