The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that the Kingdom ranks third in the world in per capita consumption of poultry at a rate of 50 kilograms annually, as the Kingdom consumes approximately 1.4 million tons annually of poultry meat and poultry products.
The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and the Agricultural Development Fund, is promoting investments in the poultry sector and its inputs through project lending and financing and leasing agricultural land to investors from individuals and companies with the aim of enhancing food security for the Kingdom, developing and sustaining investment in this sector and achieving self-sufficiency.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture also announced achieving the goal of 60% of self-sufficiency in the past year 2020, and is currently seeking the efforts of all partners in the private sector to raise the self-sufficiency rate to 80% by 2025.
The capital, Riyadh, will host from 14-16 March 2022 the largest and first international poultry exhibition of its kind in the Kingdom (Middle East Poultry Expo), which is held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. And that was held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center with the participation of major local and international companies to promote the poultry industry.
World’s Poultry Science Association in the Netherlands for the first time in the region, is organizing accompanied with MEP Expo (The Middle East and North Africa Poultry Conference), which is held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center under the title “Poultry Production under High Environmental Temperature”, which aims to shed light on the challenges facing the industry. Poultry in the Middle East and North Africa, and the conference also aims to review the latest research and developments in the poultry industry and review international and local experiences in production operations.