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Saudi Arabia | 27 September 2018
Saudi Agriculture Expo to focus on sustainability, food security

A major exhibition next month in Riyadh will focus on Saudi Arabia’s agricultural sector and the more than SR200 billion investments expected in the industry as a result of the government’s economic d...

Saudi Arabia | 11 June 2018
Saudi village residents living among beautiful mountains focus on agriculture

A village in southern Saudi Arabia has combined agriculture and mountains where its residents have held on to old inherited customs and traditions showing daily life of simple farmers in rural areas. ...

Saudi Arabia | 18 May 2018
Saudi Arabia's $44bn refinery plan in India faces farmer opposition

At the International Energy Forum in Delhi in April, the world’s top oil producer Saudi Aramco inked a preliminary deal to partner with a consortium of Indian players to build a $44 billion refinery a...

Saudi Arabia | 26 February 2018
Agriculture in humanitarian response saves livelihoods and lives

Last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization announced a rise in the number of hungry people in the world after decades of progress in eliminating hunger. This year’s analysis indicates there will...

Saudi Arabia | 16 October 2017
Saudi Agriculture exhibition underpins Kingdom's thrust

The four-day Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2017 that wound up last Oct. 11 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center – the largest gathering of industry professionals and an ideal foru...

Saudi Arabia | 24 October 2016
Saudi Arabia ‘deliberately targeting impoverished Yemen’s farms and agricultural industry’

The Yemen war uniquely combines tragedy, hypocrisy and farce. First come the casualties: around 10,000, almost 4,000 of them civilians. Then come those anonymous British and American advisers who ...

Saudi Arabia | 14 July 2016
Saudi Arabia lifts four-year ban on US beef imports

Saudi Arabia has lifted a four-year ban on US beef imports, that followed a scare over mad cow disease. Under a new agreement, US exporters will initially be able to sell beef from cattle under 30-...

Saudi Arabia | 8 July 2016
Saudi Arabia reopens export market to U.S. beef

Saudi Arabia has reopened its market to U.S. beef following a four year ban due to concerns over B.S.E. Iowa Cattlemen’s Association President Dr. Phil Reemtsma says they’re pleased with the developme...

Saudi Arabia | 25 February 2016
Poultry teams post top finishes

In mid-February the Baker County FFA teams traveled to Tampa to compete in the Florida State Fair Poultry contest. “They did extremely well and were very competitive,” said sponsor Greg Johnson las...

Saudi Arabia | 19 January 2016
Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in US Southwest

Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red. Saudi Arabi...

Saudi Arabia | 11 January 2016
Saudi dairy company Almarai buys land in California

Saudi Arabia's Almarai Co , the largest dairy company in the Gulf, has spent $31.8 million to buy land in California to supply its business with alfalfa hay, it said on Sunday. The 1,790 acres of l...

Saudi Arabia | 20 October 2015
Saudi Agriculture 2015 ends on successful note

Following the successful opening of Saudi Agriculture 2015, the exhibition concluded on a high note after receiving favorable opinions and feedback from the exhibitors, notable dignitaries and trade v...

Saudi Arabia | 5 October 2015
Saudi agriculture sector registers solid growth

Saudi Arabia’s agriculture sector has been witnessing tremendous growth over the past few years, thanks to a series of projects that complement the expansion and enhancement of local agriculture infra...

Saudi Arabia | 13 July 2015
KSA bans poultry imports from flu-hit American states

The outbreak of avian influenza in several states of the US prompted the Kingdom to temporarily ban imports of poultry products from bird flu-affected regions. Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) ...

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...

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