Food security in spotlight in Bahrain

Importance of marine wealth highlighted

  

MANAMA: Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf has highlighted the importance of enhancing food security and developing co-operation in the fields of agriculture, animal and fisheries among the GCC states. 

The minister was speaking as he headed Bahrain’s delegation to the 30th meeting of GCC ministers concerned with agricultural affairs, held virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The meeting discussed issues related to agricultural systems and policies, including the law on organic inputs and products, the law on the unified plant quarantine system, as well as the law on the management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in a guided manner.

The meeting highlighted the importance of marine wealth and reviewed the inspection programme for landing kingfish, as well as unifying the date of banning shrimping between Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to start the season on August 1 and introduce the ban on February 1.

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