News from Saudi Arabia

08-07-2014 13:52 PM
40 countries to offer latest solutions at Saudi Agriculture 2014
Saudi Arabia has initiated a drive to encourage business to invest in farming operations abroad, which could see the Kingdom improve its food security...
15-01-2014 02:37 AM
Saudi poultry demand to boost EU exports
“Dynamic import demand in the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, and China is expected to continue and should boost EU exports,” the European Commi...
08-07-2013 01:45 AM
Saudi dairy giant posts 4.9% rise in Q2 profit
Saudi Arabian dairy company Almarai said on Sunday its second-quarter net profit rose 4.9 percent to SR398.2m ($106.2m), narrowly missing analyst fore...
02-07-2013 11:46 AM
Agriculture, industrial sectors make solid gains
The Saudi stock market depicted a positive drive yesterday, as the Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) edged higher to 7,567.43, up 70.86 points or 0.95 pe...
28-03-2013 09:09 AM
Dairy producers deny deal to increase prices
Saudi milk producing companies have strongly denied allegations that they have agreed among themselves to increase dairy prices from this summer despi...
08-10-2012 08:42 AM
Saudi activists call for boycott of poultry
Saudi cyber activists, disgruntled at rising prices of chicken, have taken to social media networks to call for a boycott of the food staple, but reta...
29-08-2012 09:19 AM
Saudis to get first Australian livestock shipment in two years
Saudi Arabia will tomorrow receive the first shipment of livestock from Australia, comprising 75,000 sheep and 6,000 cows, since imports dried up two ...
25-06-2012 11:18 AM
Saudi agribusiness market expected to be worth $ 2.2 bn in 2012
The Saudi government's increased investments in the agriculture sector in 2012 amounting to $ 16 billion are expected to boost the Kingdom's agribusin...
03-05-2012 07:28 AM
SA Saudi trade to skyrocket
Trade between South Africa and Saudi Arabia will increase to a targeted R60 billion within the next five years, the department of international relati...
24-04-2012 09:44 AM
Saudi and Bulgaria aim to boost agri ties
Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has departed on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, the Ministry’s press office ha...
23-04-2012 08:26 AM
Prices rise as Qataris buy Saudi farmland
With sharp rise in their purchasing power, an increasing number of Qatari nationals are buying farmland in Al Ahsa area in neighbouring Saudi Arabia w...
19-04-2012 08:12 AM
Govt declares war on Red Palm Weevil
The Ministry of Agriculture has taken penal action against 149 Saudis and foreigners for transporting date palm seedlings in violation of regulations.
11-04-2012 07:53 AM
Saudi wheat storage enough for 6 months
Saudi Arabia has a strategic storage of wheat that is about two million sacks of flour each weighing 45 kg.
11-04-2012 07:42 AM
Saudi Arabia gets 2m acres from Sudan
The President of the Chamber of Commerce in Jeddah, Saleh Kamel...
16-02-2012 07:25 AM
Data centre to enhance agriculture
The Ministry of Finance launched an Agricultural Data Center here on Wednesday that will provide more accurate statistics...
29-09-2011 09:07 AM
Saudi Arabia interested in Bulgarian agriculture
Saudi Arabia businessmen are interested in growing grain and forage and to invest in meat and fish production in Bulgaria...
12-09-2011 08:24 AM
Saudi Arabia investing in domestic agriculture projects
Saudi Arabia’s food sector is currently expanding at an annual rate of 18.5 percent while food and agricultural imports account for 15 percent o...
23-06-2011 09:09 AM
Almarai to focus on Saudi market
Almarai Co., Saudi Arabia’ largest food producer by market value, isn’t planning to expand in other countries in the Middle East this year...
19-04-2011 09:10 AM
Saudi Arabia keen to invest in agriculture
Saudi Arabia is interested in investing in Pakistan’s energy and agriculture sectors, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said after meeting hi...
23-02-2011 09:36 AM
Mystery disease kills 1000 sheep in Saudi
A mystery disease has killed more than 1,000 sheep and goats in northern Saudi Arabia over the past week...
22-01-2011 08:46 AM
Self-sustaining farm established in Jeddah
A new indoor farming technology with no greenhouses, sunlight, pesticides, or soil required is introduced in Jeddah, the first in the Middle East.
17-01-2011 06:05 AM
Kingdom plans agriculture investment
Commerce and Industry Minister Abdullah Zainal Alireza said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia has identified 27 countries for agricultural investment.
02-01-2011 09:57 AM
Saudi Arabia gears up for organic farming
The organic farming sector in Saudi Arabia has received a shot in the arm with the relaunch of the Saudi Organic Farming Association (SOFA).
13-12-2010 08:11 AM
Saudis to boost Sudan agriculture investment
Saudi Arabia is encouraging its private sector to develop farming projects in Sudan as the government in Khartoum eases procedures for investors...
28-11-2010 18:23 PM
Mobile services 'to boost farm economies'
The arrival of more robust mobile data services will trigger the development of "m-agriculture" applications that will help make agricultura...