Bahrain steps up efforts to ensure food security and self-sufficiency

SourceThe Daily Tribune - News of Bahrain
SectorAgriculture
CountryBahrain

The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning is moving forward with fish farming projects. Minister Eng. Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf affirmed the ministry’s strategy and initiatives aimed at raising the local production of fish and ensuring food security and self-sufficiency.

This comes as Khalaf visited the National Aquaculture Centre in Ras Hayyan with the Undersecretary of the Agricultural Sector and Marine Resources, Dr Hussein Jaafar Makki. The fish farming projects are considered a promising industry that will contribute to raising the production capacity of fish food in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Minister Khalaf said that the Ministry’s interest in achieving food security stems from the royal directive of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa during the opening of the second session of the fifth legislative term of the Shura and Representatives Councils in October 2019, where His Majesty directed to develop strategic projects for national food production. He pointed out that the Ministry, represented by...read more...