Under the patronage of the Crown Prince, the National Center for Vegetation Development launches the International Exhibition and Forum for Afforestation Techniques

Under the patronage of Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the International Fair and Forum for Afforestation Technologies will be launched in Riyadh from 29 to 31 May 2022, organized by the National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification, in coordination and cooperation with the Ministry of Environment Water and agriculture, based on their role in the development, protection and sustainability of vegetation in accordance with Vision 2030, at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.

On this occasion, the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification, Engineer Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, thanked the Crown Prince for sponsoring the International Exhibition and Forum on Afforestation Techniques, stressing that organizing this event is of special importance to the Kingdom. It is part of its unremitting efforts and growing interest in vegetation as one of the main pillars of the National Environment Strategy, which represents a road map to achieve the aspirations of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 regarding the protection and development of the environment. vegetation cover development.

He noted the Crown Prince’s support for the efforts made to take care of vegetation cover locally, regionally and globally through ambitious afforestation initiatives such as the Green Saudi Initiatives and the Green Middle East, as well as the global initiative to reduce land degradation, enhance protection of wild habitats to restore land and prevent and stop its degradation, and the global initiative to preserve coral reefs. Which were included in the declaration of environment ministers during the Kingdom’s presidency of the Group of Twenty in 2020.

For his part, Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification, Dr. Khaled Al-Abdul Qader, said that the exhibition and the international forum for afforestation techniques includes a set of comprehensive and integrated axes regarding afforestation and its techniques and combating desertification, which include afforestation, combating desertification, irrigation techniques, water sources and technologies, Nurseries and seeds, environmental waste recycling, soils, environmental monitoring and protection, development and investment of forests and parks, and plant pest control.

He indicated that the International Forum for Afforestation Techniques aims to provide a platform to encourage government agencies, semi-governmental organizations, bodies, companies and non-profit organizations to become targeted stakeholders to combat desertification and increase the areas of vegetation cover, as well as highlight the center’s leading role in developing vegetation cover and combating desertification, and to see the The most important research, studies and technologies in the field of afforestation and combating desertification, and contributing to achieving a number of goals of Vision 2030 for sustainable development.

Dr. Al-Abdul Qader stated that the exhibition will allow local and international companies to display the latest developments in the world of technology and innovation in the field of combating desertification and mitigating its effects, developing and protecting vegetation, and building bridges of communication between experts, major investors, company heads, decision makers, technical solution providers, academics and researchers. Specialists in the environment sector and its issues, experts and those interested in the climate, to identify the leading success models around the world to benefit from them, and to attract global expertise appropriate to our environment.

It is noteworthy that the International Forum and Exhibition on Afforestation Techniques aims to focus on achieving a set of investment objectives, including: highlighting investment opportunities in the environmental sector, enhancing attendees’ knowledge of them, in addition to concluding agreements and memoranda of understanding, and showing the advantages and aspects of support for various opportunities. It also opens a window for communication to launch Local and research partnerships with local, regional and international universities and research centers.

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