King Salman Inaugurates Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program

King Salman Inaugurates Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 19:30
King Salman inaugurates the Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz inaugurated in Riyadh on Wednesday the Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The program covers eight promising sectors in the production, manufacturing and marketing of Arab coffee, beekeeping and production of honey, the development of cultivation of rose and aromatic plants, the production, manufacturing and marketing of fruits, the enhancement of the capacities of small fishers and fish farmers, the development of the small livestock sector and the cultivation of rain fed crops, as well as the enhancement of the revenues of small holdings and agricultural activities.

The program was unveiled during a ceremony at the al-Yamamah palace.

King Salman told the gatherers: “The existence of the means of education across all the kingdom of schools, universities and colleges makes the Kingdom sufficient by its citizens.”

Moreover, he said: “The greatest blessing is the security and stability in our country.”

Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli thanked King Salman for presiding over the launch of the program, saying it was among the products of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

He pointed out that the program, since its adoption with an amount of 8.750 billion riyals in addition to 3 billion riyals from the Agricultural Development Fund, was lauded by farmers and their families across the Kingdom due to its social and economic benefits which exceed the allocated financial investments.

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