The value food and agricultural commodity imports into Saudi Arabia currently stands at around $2.62 billion per year, marking 15 per cent of the total imports at $17.5 billion, said the organisers of an upcoming agriculture expo in Riyadh.
More than 400 exhibitors from 23 countries are taking part in the Saudi Agriculture 2012 exhibition currently under way in Riyadh.
The expo was inaugurated uder the patronage of Saudi Minister of Agriculture Dr Fahd bin Abdulrahman Ba
Saudi Agriculture, the Kingdom’s largest business-to-business and agro-food event and one of the largest agriculture expos in the Middle East, opened in Riyadh.
The 30th edition of the expo was inaugurated by Walid Bin Abdulkarim Al-Khurai
Saudi Arabia is investing $12.3 billion in domestic agriculture projects as well as to acquire land abroad to ensure food security, said the organisers of an upcoming international agro-industry event in Riyadh.
The projects include the Ki
The twin Saudi agriculture exhibitions - Saudi Agriculture 2009 and Saudi Agro-Food 2009 - were a huge success attracting over 20,000 visitors and generating billions of rials worth of new projects and business deals, according to its organisers.
More than 500 exhibitors from over 30 countries are taking part in two ongoing agriculture and agro-food products and services events which opened yesterday (November 1) in Riyadh.
Saudi Agriculture 2009 and Saudi Agro-Food 2009, inau
Saudi Arabia’s estimated annual population growth of 2.5 per cent is expected to push food consumption by 10.9 per cent through 2013, according to an industry expert.
The hike in consumption will be driven mainly by youth less than 30 year
Saudi Agriculture 2009, an international water and agri-industry show, will capitalise on business and regulatory conditions to showcase the latest in agricultural and water technology, machinery and equipment, organisers said.
Saudi Arabia remains the Middle East’s largest market for agricultural products and technologies, posting a steady eight per cent average annual growth.
The kingdom imported more than SAR25.5 billion ($6.8 billion) worth of agricultural pr