The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture for Agriculture, Eng. Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Ayada, confirmed that about 90% of the domestic poultry production complies with good agricultural standards and practices, “Saudi close”, equivalent to 162 billion riyals.
He explained that the standards guarantee the safety and quality of production during all stages of the supply chain, including production and manufacturing, until it reaches the consumer, indicating that achieving the goals of applying Saudi agricultural standards confirms that we have reached an advanced stage of environmental sustainability and productivity, in addition to achieving fair competition with other products in all sectors. Countries of the world.
The clinic praised the great efforts and overcoming the difficulties and challenges undertaken by the private sector, as well as its successes in developing and increasing the production of the poultry sector, which is described as sustainable production and at the highest quality standards, which will reflect positively on rural development and provide job opportunities for citizens, stressing keenness On the presence of poultry projects in all regions of Saudi Arabia in a balanced manner, and with production that meets the requirements of the Good Agricultural Practices “Saudi Gap” certificate.
For his part, Chairman of the National Committee for Poultry Producers at the Federation of Saudi Chambers, Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Balawi, stressed the importance of the poultry sector in stabilizing local food markets, through effective partnership between the government and private sectors.
Al-Balawi pointed out that one of the most important objectives of the committee is to contribute to raising the quality and safety of food, which enhances consumers’ confidence in local products, through their obtaining a healthy and safe food product. Therefore, the committee has always sought to urge poultry producers on the importance of adhering to good practices, and fulfilling the conditions Obtaining a “Saudi Gap” certificate, to contribute to achieving food security, and raising self-sufficiency rates for the sector, in accordance with the goals of Vision 2030.