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World News: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia | 8 July 2014
40 countries to offer latest solutions at Saudi Agriculture 2014

Saudi Arabia has initiated a drive to encourage business to invest in farming operations abroad, which could see the Kingdom improve its food security as well as increase investment opportunities. ...

Saudi Arabia | 15 January 2014
Saudi poultry demand to boost EU exports

“Dynamic import demand in the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, and China is expected to continue and should boost EU exports,” the European Commission said in its “Prospects for Agricultural Mark...

Saudi Arabia | 8 July 2013
Saudi dairy giant posts 4.9% rise in Q2 profit

Saudi Arabian dairy company Almarai said on Sunday its second-quarter net profit rose 4.9 percent to SR398.2m ($106.2m), narrowly missing analyst forecasts. The company, the largest dairy producer ...

Saudi Arabia | 2 July 2013
Agriculture, industrial sectors make solid gains

The Saudi stock market depicted a positive drive yesterday, as the Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) edged higher to 7,567.43, up 70.86 points or 0.95 percent from previous level. On a year-to-date ba...

Saudi Arabia | 28 March 2013
Dairy producers deny deal to increase prices

Saudi milk producing companies have strongly denied allegations that they have agreed among themselves to increase dairy prices from this summer despite rising production costs, Al-Riyadh newspaper re...

Saudi Arabia | 8 October 2012
Saudi activists call for boycott of poultry

Saudi cyber activists, disgruntled at rising prices of chicken, have taken to social media networks to call for a boycott of the food staple, but retailers say sales are barely affected. "Let it Ro...

Saudi Arabia | 29 August 2012
Saudis to get first Australian livestock shipment in two years

Saudi Arabia will tomorrow receive the first shipment of livestock from Australia, comprising 75,000 sheep and 6,000 cows, since imports dried up two years ago, state-owned Saudi Press Agency said.

Saudi Arabia | 25 June 2012
Saudi agribusiness market expected to be worth $ 2.2 bn in 2012

The Saudi government's increased investments in the agriculture sector in 2012 amounting to $ 16 billion are expected to boost the Kingdom's agribusiness market, forecast to increase by 1.3 percent ye...

Saudi Arabia | 3 May 2012
SA Saudi trade to skyrocket

Trade between South Africa and Saudi Arabia will increase to a targeted R60 billion within the next five years, the department of international relations and co-operation said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia | 24 April 2012
Saudi and Bulgaria aim to boost agri ties

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has departed on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, the Ministry’s press office has announced.

Saudi Arabia | 23 April 2012
Prices rise as Qataris buy Saudi farmland

With sharp rise in their purchasing power, an increasing number of Qatari nationals are buying farmland in Al Ahsa area in neighbouring Saudi Arabia which is located quite close to the Qatari border. ...

Saudi Arabia | 19 April 2012
Govt declares war on Red Palm Weevil

The Ministry of Agriculture has taken penal action against 149 Saudis and foreigners for transporting date palm seedlings in violation of regulations.

Saudi Arabia | 11 April 2012
Saudi wheat storage enough for 6 months

Saudi Arabia has a strategic storage of wheat that is about two million sacks of flour each weighing 45 kg.

Saudi Arabia | 11 April 2012
Saudi Arabia gets 2m acres from Sudan

The President of the Chamber of Commerce in Jeddah, Saleh Kamel...

Saudi Arabia | 16 February 2012
Data centre to enhance agriculture

The Ministry of Finance launched an Agricultural Data Center here on Wednesday that will provide more accurate statistics...

Saudi Arabia | 29 September 2011
Saudi Arabia interested in Bulgarian agriculture

Saudi Arabia businessmen are interested in growing grain and forage and to invest in meat and fish production in Bulgaria...

Saudi Arabia | 12 September 2011
Saudi Arabia investing in domestic agriculture projects

Saudi Arabia’s food sector is currently expanding at an annual rate of 18.5 percent while food and agricultural imports account for 15 percent of overall imports, at SR64.9 billion.

Saudi Arabia | 23 June 2011
Almarai to focus on Saudi market

Almarai Co., Saudi Arabia’ largest food producer by market value, isn’t planning to expand in other countries in the Middle East this year as it strengthens domestic sales of poultry and d...

Saudi Arabia | 19 April 2011
Saudi Arabia keen to invest in agriculture

Saudi Arabia is interested in investing in Pakistan’s energy and agriculture sectors, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said after meeting his counterpart...

Saudi Arabia | 23 February 2011
Mystery disease kills 1000 sheep in Saudi

A mystery disease has killed more than 1,000 sheep and goats in northern Saudi Arabia over the past week...

Saudi Arabia | 22 January 2011
Self-sustaining farm established in Jeddah

A new indoor farming technology with no greenhouses, sunlight, pesticides, or soil required is introduced in Jeddah, the first in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia | 17 January 2011
Kingdom plans agriculture investment

Commerce and Industry Minister Abdullah Zainal Alireza said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia has identified 27 countries for agricultural investment.

Saudi Arabia | 2 January 2011
Saudi Arabia gears up for organic farming

The organic farming sector in Saudi Arabia has received a shot in the arm with the relaunch of the Saudi Organic Farming Association (SOFA).

Saudi Arabia | 13 December 2010
Saudis to boost Sudan agriculture investment

Saudi Arabia is encouraging its private sector to develop farming projects in Sudan as the government in Khartoum eases procedures for investors...

Saudi Arabia | 28 November 2010
Mobile services 'to boost farm economies'

The arrival of more robust mobile data services will trigger the development of "m-agriculture" applications that will help make agricultural economies in the Middle East and Africa region m...