Saudi Arabia is training 10 thousand livestock breeders

The Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadhli, and the Director of King Faisal University, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali, at the Ministry’s headquarters today witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding aimed at providing accredited training courses targeting 10 thousand livestock keepers in all regions of the Kingdom within the national plan to improve the productivity of the livestock sector to support the transformation from Traditional breeding to modern model breeding, and raising the productive efficiency of the livestock sector.

According to “SPA”, the memorandum was signed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of “Environment” for livestock, Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Batshan, and the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Food Sciences at King Faisal University, Dr. Ahmed bin Saud Al-Saqoufi.

According to the memorandum, the two parties will establish accredited training courses within the programs of the national plan to improve the productivity of the livestock sector, and include programs: health care, reproduction, livestock feeding, herd management, genetic improvement, and marketing) .Training targets male and female breeders, in addition to training 300 One of the technical cadres working in the livestock sector in the ministry, and according to the memorandum, the two parties will cooperate in organizing activities in the fields of education, training and joint research in the service of the livestock sector.


Saudi Arabia, US officials in ‘desalination project talks’

The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture officials recently held discussions with the visiting delegation of US Energy Department on boosting bilateral cooperation in the field of desalination, said a report.
The two sides are likely to sign a MoU on technology transfer of saline water conversion techniques, reported Saudi Press Agency.
These agreements are aimed at consolidating bilateral technical and technological cooperation prospects, it added.
Victoria Coates, Adviser to the US Secretary of Energy, later visited the Desalination Technologies Research Institute, in Jubail, accompanied by the Director General of the institute Dr. Ahmed Al-Amoudi.



Saudi Arabia continues to achieve food sustainability

The Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli, called on the international community to take a serious stand to prevent the food crisis from getting worse, and to enact laws that contribute to obtaining safe and nutritious food, especially since the world today is living in exceptional circumstances due to the global negative effects of the Corona pandemic (Covid 19) At all levels, especially the food and agricultural sector, according to SPA.

He stressed on the occasion of the ministry’s celebration of the “40th World Food Day”, which falls on October 16 of each year under the title “Together we grow, nourish, and maintain sustainability … our actions are our future”, in conjunction with the global celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO, the international community should seize this opportunity to work to deliver food to the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population in the developing countries, which are most affected by the pandemic and the economic impacts arising from it.

Al-Fadhli indicated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and within the global efforts, is moving forward to achieve the goal of sustainable development (2030), which is the elimination of hunger, in line with its humanitarian, moral and religious duty, pointing to the unprecedented efforts and the huge aid that it has provided and is still providing by the Kingdom’s government to fight hunger Reducing poverty and supporting refugees around the world, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, which is one of the most important arms of the Kingdom in assisting brotherly and friendly stricken peoples.

He stressed that the Kingdom’s government attaches great importance to achieving comprehensive food security, as the implementation of the National Food Security Strategy in the Kingdom has been approved and started, which succeeded, after God’s grace and with cooperation between the government and private sectors, to overcome the disruption in supply chains that affected global food supplies, which is What was evident during the Corona pandemic (Covid 19), as the government takes care and attention to the agricultural sector and its workers through enacting policies, regulations and preparing strategies that support small farmers and livestock keepers in rural areas, with the aim of increasing and diversifying agricultural production, and achieving sustainability and self-sufficiency, And poverty alleviation.