The 39th edition of the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition, The Middle East largest and most influential event for the agriculture industry, will be hosted once again at the prestigious Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center from 17th to 20th October. The trade exhibition and concurrent conference organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture (MEWA) is expected to welcome more than 20,000 industry professionals who will once again source their needs from the over 440 exhibitors from the Kingdom and more than 35 countries.
The exhibition and co-located conference focus on serving KSA national priorities as outlined in Vision 2030 and MEWA directives, in particular food security, efficient water utilization, and sustainability issues of the agriculture sector.
NEOM- food sector professionals are taking a leading role in the exhibition and related conference, presenting their vision and activities toward the latest agriculture technologies for the future of the sector, ones that will transform the way food is grown and consumed in desert-like environments. NEOM strives to become the world’s most food self-sufficient region, able to nourish residents with diverse, healthy food whilst preserving natural resources and reducing waste, and provide an exception model for the future of the sector in the Kingdom and worldwide.
Other sector prominent Kingdom organizations are also showcasing key technologies and sustainability solutions for the agriculture sector. SABIC and Maaden will include latest agriculture fertilizers amongst their solutions, TASNEE and its affiliates such as NNTC will showcase their exceptional contributions to improving the efficiency of their water usage DIBAL soil additive that provides more efficient use of water in soil by the plants, the kind of solutions MEWA has called for and has encouraged.
The PIF’s SALIC with its focus on national food supply security and sustainability is participating. ARASCO, FEEDCO and Modern Mills are also showcasing their agriculture development initiatives and contributions. The diversification and balanced agro food development is addressed by participants such as the Agriculture Development Bank (ADF), Al Watania poultry, Saudi Organic Food Association (SOFA), Al Dahra Agri, united feed, and Al Khorayef, who has an over 1000 sqm showcase of latest agriculture machinery and solutions.
Mr Mohammed Al Hussaini, of Riyadh Exhibitions Company, the organizer of Saudi Agriculture, said: “Given global events and disruptions, food security and sustainability is a more important national objective than ever, the 39th edition of Saudi Agriculture importance as a national and international community platform to collaborate in sector development, share last technology, and build new partnerships has become essential. The participants, exhibitors, and visitors, through their collaborations support the sector’s development and needs to keep pace with the latest solutions towards achieving a sustainable national agricultural sector, while conserving the Kingdom’s natural resources, and helping meet the ambitions of vision 2030.”