Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources today took part via video conferencing in the international conference on Food Safety in the GCC states, held in Saudi Arabia.
The two-day event sees the participation of GCC agriculture undersecretaries, experts and academics from international, regional and local universities, scientists from research centers, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Sultanate's delegation is headed by Dr. Ahmed Nasser al-Bakri, Undersecretary for Agriculture.
The event aims to review the knowledge void of policy makers on international, regional and local food safety, increasing knowledge, and exchanging information about food safety in the GCC countries. It also reviews the main challenges facing food safety, proposing protective measures, reviewing success stories in fighting food insecurity, increasing regional awareness on food security. The conference touched on establishing a comprehensive GCC food system.
Source: Oman News Agency