Al-Khorayef: Saudi Arabia Seeking to Provide Comprehensive Food Security Solutions

Al-Khorayef: Saudi Arabia Seeking to Provide Comprehensive Food Security Solutions

Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Al-Khorayef emphasized that the food industry sector is not merely a source of food production, but a fundamental pillar for achieving the Kingdom's food security.

He made his remarks during the opening of the Saudi Food Show that is being held in strategic partnership with the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) and KAOUN International in Riyadh.

He noted that the Kingdom seeks to offer comprehensive solutions for food security, adding that a food security strategy has been developed to ensure its needs for essential food products are met under both normal conditions and emergencies.

This strategy aligns with several others under the Saudi Vision 2030, including the National Industrial Strategy, the Saudization Strategy, and the Export Strategy.

Moreover, Al-Khorayef highlighted that Saudi Arabia has achieved tangible results in food security, meeting its needs for essential food products under all circumstances, including emergencies, and enhancing self-sufficiency in many food products. The Kingdom has achieved 100% self-sufficiency in dairy products, 52% in fish, and 68% in poultry.

He stated that the Kingdom boasts a robust industrial base with more than 1,500 food factories and investments exceeding SAR88 billion.

He also noted that the Kingdom's food exports