May 14, 2024


Middle East Poultry Exhibition hosts industry experts in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia




Poultry industry experts have gathered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to share knowledge on ways to enhance business value in the sector.


The Middle East Poultry Exhibition, an annual event in its third year, is running until May 15 and expected to attract thousands of visitors.


On May 13, Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, Saudi Arabia's minister of environment, water and agriculture, opened the conference which is organsied at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.


The three-day event includes more than 100 experts in the poultry, fodder and animal nutrition sectors, and about 300 companies from 40 countries around the world.


The exhibition is held under the theme "Maximizing value and reducing costs: Value engineering in the poultry industry." It seeks to enhance the use of modern technologies through the showcasing of more than 800 supply chain products by the sector's leading companies.


The meeting offers opportunities for the exchange of experiences and practices in the sector and other related industries, and the review of investment opportunities to contribute to GDP and in an effort to achieve the goals of the country's National Food Security Strategy, the Saudi Press Agency reported.


"The total amount of support provided to the poultry sector through the agricultural subsidies programme amounted to more than SR665 million (US$177 million) ," according to the Al-Fadhli's ministry, the expo said.


Saudi Arabia aims to achieve a poultry meat self-sufficiency rate of 80% by 2025, according to the SPA.


- Arab News

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