KSA cooperates with New Zealand to genetically develop livestock breeds

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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
Updated 26 January 2019

KSA cooperates with New Zealand to genetically develop livestock breeds

  • New Zealand experts will collaborate with Saudi experts on developing a plan to promote livestock breeds in the Kingdom, through modern techniques to correct the traditional practices

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has organized a visit of New Zealand experts to Qassim, as part of the recently signed Saudi-New Zealand agreement targeting the genetic improvement of animal breeds, to raise the productivity of livestock sector and improve the quality of products.
Undersecretary of the ministry Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Batshan said the project of genetic improvement of livestock in the Kingdom was launched by the ministry with a New Zealand company specialized in developing livestock to bring over New Zealand experts who have experience in developing similar projects in other countries around the world.
Al-Batshan noted that the ministry is seeking to increase the productivity of the livestock sector and achieve its sustainability, raise the efficiency of local livestock production, promote development and food security in the Kingdom, preserve the natural resources and reduce the operational costs, guaranteeing higher profits.
He said New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms of special sheep breeds in Qassim, including the Nejdi original breed, and conducted an external examination of these breeds for consideration.
The team visited some slaughterhouses and sheep, cow and camel markets, and had reviewed a number of rare sheep and goat breeds projects.
New Zealand experts will collaborate with Saudi experts on developing a plan to promote livestock breeds in the Kingdom, through modern techniques to correct the traditional practices that have led to lower productivity and higher costs.


Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s rights body underscores role of youth in progress

Updated 11 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s rights body underscores role of youth in progress

  • The OIC body stressed the need to invest in the education

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) called on all member states to bolster their efforts to integrate the role of youth in achieving the goals of sustainable development.

In a statement issued on Tuesday marking the “International Human Rights Day,” the rights body said in order to capitalize on the youth potential, the OIC has proposed a “youth strategy” with particular focus on alleviating poverty, promoting universal education and ensuring gender equality.

It said the energy and creativity of youth are vital for building peace and inclusive societies.

The OIC body stressed the need to invest in the education and character building of the youth for a better future.

The IPHRC, realizing the importance of youth, held its 2019 annual seminar on the subject of “Importance of promoting and protecting the rights of youth for building peaceful democratic societies and sustainable development,” in Tashkent in October.