The Middle East Poultry Expo is set to open today (March 14) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the participation of 150 companies from 30 countries in various sectors of the poultry industry.
Held under the theme “Contribution to Enhancing Food Security” the expo will run until March 16 at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The exhibition, first to be specialized in poultry at the level of the Middle East for commercial and scientific exchange between international importers and local investors, is being held under the patronage of Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley.
In conjunction with the exhibition and under the organization of the World's Poultry Science Association, the Middle East and North Africa Poultry Conference will be held under the theme “Poultry Production under High Environmental Conditions”, which will attract more than 60 international speakers and experts from more than 11 countries, who will present 66 scientific research pieces and workshops.
The exhibition aims at forming an ideal work platform for participants of exhibitors, visitors and investors, which guarantees the maximum benefit from investment opportunities, scientific and commercial exchange and showcasing the latest research, innovations and products that enhance the sustainability and growth of the poultry sector that, for its part, contributes to enhancing food security and securing supply chains for this industry.
Saudi Arabia produces more than 995,000 tons of chicken and 406,000 tons of table egg annually, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considered the biggest Gulf country in terms of area and population and the growing players in raising poultry in the Middle East thanks to its intensified investment in finding innovative solutions for regional challenges in producing poultry and meeting the increasing demand on poultry and its productions.
In a bid to stimulate investment, the ministry and the Agricultural Development Fund provide unprecedented funds and support to develop the poultry sector and expand local production with offering funds reaching up to 70% of capitals in projects with modern technologies that cover the poultry sector, where self-sufficiency in 2020 for eggs reached 116% and 65% for poultry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Source: Trade Arabia