RIYAD – The Saudi Society for Organic Agriculture on Thursday signed five memoranda of understanding with several private sector companies and cooperative societies.
Minister of the Environment, Water and Agriculture Ing. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli and Dr Fahd Balghunaim, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Society for Organic Agriculture, were present at the signing ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh.
These memorandums aim to support and develop the commercialization of organic food in the Kingdom, to remove the obstacles that organic farmers face after production and to enable them to display and market their products.
The Ministry’s sponsorship of these MoUs emanates from its concern to develop the organic food market in the local market, which is the main engine of the sector’s growth.
The ministry said that in the past, the focus was on the organic food market to help overcome the challenges faced by farmers and the logistical difficulties of producers, in cooperation with the private sector, cooperative societies and producers. competent authorities.
The ministry explained that the MoUs also aim to provide packaging solutions and reduce costs for farmers by activating unified buying and demand, preparing their products, supporting the marketing of the organic product by facilitating its access to markets, supporting the process of storing the product and delivering it to the consumer, and creating models to support logistics solutions that are a major challenge for farms, in addition to involving the private sector with organic producers to ensure sustainability and business continuity. – SPA