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Seminar focuses on investment in food security


A seminar titled ‘Investment Prospects in Food Security: Opportunities and Challenges’ opened under the patronage of Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar HE Sayyid Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Busaidi on Wednesday.

The seminar, organised by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), represented by Food Security Committee in cooperation with OCCI Branch in the Governorate of Dhofar, included presentation of seven working papers.

The first main paper titled ‘The Efforts of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) in Relation to Food Security Projects and the Most Important Challenges Facing AAAID’ was presented by Mohamed Bin Ubaid Al Mazroui, President of AAAID.

Dr Tariq Bin Mousa Al Zadjali, former Director-General of the Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD), presented the second main paper titled ‘Responsible Agricultural Investment Abroad to Enhance Food Security in the Sultanate’.

The first paper dealt with ‘Shura Council’s View on Food Investment Opportunities and Most Important Challenges’ presented by Head of Food and Water Security Committee at Shura Council HE Hilal Bin Said Al Yahyai.

The second paper is on the agricultural and fisheries investment opportunities in the Sultanate and most important challenges presented by Director of Planning and Development at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Eng. Munir Bin Hussein Al Lawati, while the third dealt with ‘The Experience of Dhofar Cattle Feed Company in the Field of Food Security’ presented by the economic expert of the company Dr Khairy Hassan Is’haq.

The fourth paper is on ‘The Role of the Omani Agricultural Association in Food Security presented by Ghusson Bin Hamad Al Rashidi, Secretary of the Association, and the fifth on the ‘The Efforts of Omani Food Investment Holding Company in the Field of Food Security: Prospects and Challenges’ presented by Eng. Salim Bin Saif Al Abdali, Director of Business Development in the Company, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the seminar.               ONA