|19 August, 2019

Saudi Arabia named guest of honor for first edition of EuroTier Middle East

Country recognized for regional, global role in supporting sustainable agricultural development

Saudi Arabia named guest of honor for first edition of EuroTier Middle East

His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Saudi Arabia is one of the region's key players in developing the agricultural sector
Show aims to transfer knowledge and expertise to local farmers and visitors

Abu Dhabi-UAE: The Organizing Committee of EuroTier Middle East, headed by His Excellency Rashid bin Rasas Al Mansouri, named Saudi Arabia the guest of honor country for the first edition of EuroTier Middle East, the world's leading trade fair for animal production, to be held outside Europe. The accolade recognizes Saudi Arabia’s regional and global role in supporting sustainable agricultural and livestock development.

Thanks to the efforts of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) in bringing it to the region, the show is set to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from September 2-4, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of ADAFSA.

His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, lauded the selection of Saudi Arabia as the fair's guest of honor, and noted that the country is one of the key players in developing and ensuring the sustainability of the agricultural and livestock sector in the region.

His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi said: "Saudi Arabia has robust capabilities and advanced legislation in the areas of agricultural sustainability and livestock development. Local farmers visiting the fair are sure to benefit from the leading experience of the Saudi institutions and companies operating in animal production.”

His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi highlighted that achieving sustainable development in the agriculture and livestock sector through leveraging the latest global agro-tech is among MOCCAE's priorities. He stressed that the Ministry, in cooperation with the relevant private and public sector institutions, particularly ADAFSA, seeks to attain this goal through creating a regulatory framework for the agricultural sector and implementing strategies, plans, initiatives and projects to support farmers and livestock breeders, in line with the goals of the UAE Vision 2021.

He noted that regional and international cooperation, particularly with countries that hold distinctive expertise in this area, such as Saudi Arabia, is one of the Ministry’s measures to achieve agricultural sustainability.

The new show is the ideal platform for agricultural businesses and livestock breeders to enter a growing livestock market and take advantage of the opportunity to help shape a promising future for animal production in this region. According to statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the MENA region accounts for 265 million head of cattle.

EuroTier Middle East will enable animal husbandry professionals to learn about the advanced technological know-how and developments in international agricultural markets, as well as identify the best global breeds and the latest technologies for animal farming. Moreover, participants will benefit from the live shows presented by international experts and specialists in livestock management. In addition to learning about the entire range of inputs, products and global services in this field, the show's visitors can engage in auctions for the best sheep breeds worldwide.

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