Middle East Poultry Expo kicks off in Riyadh

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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Middle East Poultry Expo, the three-day exhibition on “Contributing to Enhancing Food Security” has kicked off at the International Convention and Exhibition Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The first poultry-focused expo in the Middle East, held under the patronage of Mr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the event will facilitate commercial and scientific exchange between international importers and local investors.

The exhibition is a new and unique platform suitable for companies to take advantage of government opportunities in Saudi Arabia and enter the growing poultry market to help shape the future of production in the poultry industry and its inputs in the Kingdom.

In conjunction with this major event, World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) is organizing its first conference in the Middle East, the ‘Middle East and North Africa Poultry Conference’ under the theme of “Poultry Production under High Environmental Conditions.” The conference will host more than 60 international speakers and experts from more than 11 countries, who will present 66 scientific research pieces and workshops in the field of poultry production and industries.

The exhibition aims at forming an ideal work platform for participants, 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 contributes to enhancing food security and securing supply chains for this industry.

Saudi Arabia produces more than 995,000 tons of poultry and 406,000 tons of table eggs per year. The country is considered to be the largest Gulf country in terms of area and population, as a growing poultry player in the Middle East.

In an effort to stimulate investment, the Ministry and the Agricultural Development Fund provide funds and support for the development of the poultry sector and the expansion of local production. Funds are being offered for up to 70 percent capital on projects with state-of-the-art technology covering the poultry sector.

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