Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 | 22 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Sayyid Asaad opens Agricultural, Fish and Food Investment Forum

Sayyid Asaad opens Agricultural, Fish and Food Investment Forum

The two-day forum aims at activating the participation of the private sector in agricultural and fisheries investments in the sultanate and enhancing the part of sustainable improvement. The forum is becoming organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF). The opening of the forum was patronised by Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs, and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan.

At the opening ceremony, Sayyid Asaad mentioned that the forum gives several proposals on agriculture, fish and meals investment in the sultanate, pointing out that the statistics and figures on this investment ‘bode well’ and reached a stage via which it can compete at all levels, internationally in specific. He pointed out that the yield of the agricultural and fish sectors is ‘on the rise’ and that will boost if agricultural goods are protected from pests, indicating that the sultanate, by virtue of its strategic place owns wide locations for agriculture and lengthy coasts which usually qualify as a front for internal and external investments.

He mentioned that the forum is an evaluation to assess what has been accomplished in the course of the prior periods and to decide what is necessary to be achieved in future primarily based on Oman Vision 2040 in the field of meals safety.

Dr Fuad bin Ja’afar bin Mohammed al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, presented a functioning paper titled, ‘Food Production and Food Security System in the Sultanate: Achievements and Future Plans’.

He reviewed the challenges facing meals safety at the worldwide level and the overall performance indicators of meals production in the sultanate and investment program for escalating it.

Dr José da Silva, director common of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), stressed the significance of agriculture, fish and meals investment and the significance of sustainable improvement and conservation of all-natural sources.

The forum comes inside the framework of the orientations of the sultanate’s government to expand partnership with the private sector in investment and reviewing initiatives and good results stories.

The forum will be attended by public and private sectors, specialists, researchers and other partners who will talk about the reality and prospects of supporting investment in meals safety. The forum will consist of functioning papers on the significance of highlighting initiatives and good results stories and its part in activating investments and maintaining up with the newest worldwide technologies and benefiting from them in escalating productivity.

The opening of the forum was attended by a quantity of higher-ranking dignitaries, ministers, members of the State Council, members of Majlis A’Shura, and ambassadors accredited to the sultanate.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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