Dubai – MENA Herald: 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 visitors. An internal survey conducted during the four-day-long event reinforces the importance of the exhibition for the agricultural industry and its investors. Saudi Agriculture achieved its goals by welcoming more than 25,976 trade visitors throughout the world.

Commenting about the event, Salah Yousuf Ahmed, Branch Manager, Abdulmohsen Al-Sahli Holding, said: “The Saudi agricultural sector has witnessed an unprecedented and active growth supported by awareness among the local community about the importance of food security and self-sufficiency and the need to harness available resources to improve the quality of agricultural products. It also focuses on rationalizing water consumption for irrigation and promoting diversity in harvests, including vegetables, fruits and various palm trees, among others. Saudi Agriculture 2015 is an excellent platform that brought together leading experts and specialists from across the region and the world to discuss all segments of the agriculture sector showcasing up-to-date technologies, products, services and solutions covering all stages of food processing and packaging; as well as all types of popular and new food products.”

On his part, Sinoussi Mohammed Saeed, Sales Director, Vedco, pointed out that animal production in the KSA is on the right path towards growth and prosperity in light of the continuing development in poultry and animal production which is reflected in the country’s self-sufficiency in many dairy products such as cheese and milk.

“We at Vedco are committed to meet all the requirements for quality and safety in the production and supply of feeds in order to promote bio-security and increase livestock production,” said Mohammed Saaed. “Saudi Agriculture 2015 provided an excellent opportunity for us to explore investment possibilities in the local market and develop bilateral relations with our counterparts from the region and the world. We would like to express our gratitude to REC for the excellent organization of the event and we look forward to participate in its future editions.”

Amer Ismail, Manager, Sorouh Agricultural Company, said: “Saudi Agriculture is witnessing remarkable development as is reflected by the growing number of participants year after year as well as the diverse portfolio of activities, national events, and new sections. As the region’s premier agricultural event, Saudi Agriculture garners tremendous regional and international attention and is a perfect platform to review the most important developments and innovations in the sector. Being most specialized in providing the finest types of agricultural seeds to companies in the KSA, this event is a leading global platform for Sorouh to reach a wide cross-section of specialists and potential customers.”

“We cater to a large customer group of major companies and brands such as Al Watania Agriculture Co., Al Faqih, Arasco and Astra Farms as we are keen to provide them with an integrated portfolio of innovative services that includes the installation of automatic nests and farms and high-quality greenhouses. We are currently working in collaboration with Al Faqih on the development of a new project in Tabuk and look forward to the completion of 48 fully protected and equipped houses. This exhibition has provided us with the opportunity to consolidate relationships with existing customers and build new partnerships with our counterparts in Italy, the Netherlands, and Ukraine,” concluded Amer Saeed, Business Manager and Expert – Poultry Automation Production, Modern Vision.

Saudi Agriculture 2015 showcased and reviewed the latest products, equipment and related services for the agricultural sector, reflecting the most prominent trends and developments in the global market in general and the Saudi market in particular. The event enabled the sector to explore new business and investment opportunities that can contribute to the development of the industry.