King Abdullah's Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad: A way of enhancing Saudi food security

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Ministry of Agriculture

“King Abdullah's Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad: A Way of Enhancing Saudi Food Security”

Dr. Abdullah A. Al-Obaid
Deputy Minister For Agricultural Research and Development Affairs

Expert Group Meeting on “Achieving Food Security in Member Countries in Post- crisis World”
Islamic Development Bank
Jeddah 2-3 May 2010

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Other papers from this meeting:

Inaugural Session
Welcome Address - Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, IDB Group
Opening Remarks  -  Dr. Ifzal Ali, Chief Economist.

Theme One: Climate Change & food Security
“Climate Change and Food Security in Dry Region” by Dr. Mahmoud Medani, Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD), Egypt.

Theme Two: Priorities for Transforming Agriculture
“Building Capacity for Evidence and Outcome Based Food Policy, Planning & Implementation” by Dr. Ousmane  Badiane, Director for Africa, International  Food Policy Research Institute  (IFPRI).

“Capacity Building   in Agriculture Sector: What are the Priorities”? by Dr. Tawhid Al-Saffy, Regional Director, Agricultural Trade Office, US Embassy in Riyadh.

Theme Three: National /Regional Food Strategy for IDB Member Countries
“Arab Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy 2005-2025” by Dr. Tareq Mossa Alzadjali, Director General, Arab Organization for Agriculture Development  (AOAD), Sudan.

“Strategic Partnership for Enhancing Food Security among OIC Member Countries” by Dr.  Hameed A. Opeloyeru, Assistant Secretary General of the  OIC for Economic Affairs.


“Strategy and Policy to Strengthen National Food Security: Lessons  from Indonesia” by Dr. Tahlim Sudaryanto, Director, Indonesian Center for Agriculture, Soico-Economic & Policy, Indonesia.


“Regional Food Security Strategy: Focus on  Conflict Affected Countries” by Dr. Tarik Alami, Emerging & Conflict Related Issues of the United  Nations Economic & Social Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Lebanon.


Theme Four:  Fostering Intra-OIC FDI in the Agriculture Sector
“King Abdullah Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad:  A  Way of Enhancing Saudi Food Security” by Dr. Abdullah A. Al-Obaid, Deputy Minister for Agricultural Research & Development Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Saudi Arabia.


“FDI in the Agriculture Sector in Turkey: Lesson Learned for Fostering Intra-OIC in Agriculture Sector” by Dr. Ahmet  Halis Akder, Professor, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.


Theme Five:  Fostering Intra-Trade in Agricultural Commodities 
“Enhancing Intra-Trade in Agricultural Commodities among Organization of OIC Countries” by Prof. Tanimu Balarabe, Director, Institute of Agricultural Research, Ahmed Bello University, Nigeria.


“The Role of Arab Free Trade Agreement in Enhancing Intra Arab Agriculture   Trade” by Mr. Raed Hattar, Chief, Arab Organization for Agriculture Development  (AOAD), Sudan.

“Outlook for Turkish Agro Food Trade: Lessons Learned for IDB Countries” by Prof. Erol Hasan Cakmak, Professor, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.


Theme Six: Public & Private Partnership – Shifting the Balance of Activities
“Enhancing Public & Private Partnership in Agricultural Development” by Dr. Irfan Sungkar, Food Specialist,  KasehDia Industry,  Malaysia.

“Enhancing Public & Private Partnership in Agricultural Development” by Dr. Mahmood Ahmad, International Consultant on Agriculture Policy, Pakistan
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Recommendations & Conclusions
The Report on the Recommendations and Conclusions of the EGM.
Original source: IDB
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