The Bee industry in the Kingdom

6:15

Opening remarks from the presenter

6:20

Keynote address: Overview on the bee industry in the Kingdom

Dr. Ahmed Al-Khazim Al-Ghamdi
Supervisor of Engineer Abdullah Buqshan for Bee Research at King Saud
University, Advisor of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

6:30

Panel discussion: The Kingdom’s bee industry: the current situation and future ambitions

  • Current and future efforts of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA’s) tasks in maintaining the quality of
  • bee products
  • Mechanisms and conditions of the Agricultural Development Fund in the
  • direct financing of beekeepers
  • Bee industry in the Sustainable Rural Development Program
  • The role of cooperatives societies in developing the bee industry
  • What the beekeepers want from the relevant authorities
Moderator:

Dr. Ahmed Al-Khazim Al-Ghamdi
Supervisor of Engineer Abdullah Buqshan for Bee Research at King Saud University, Advisor of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Panelists:

Eng. Abdullah Al-Houtan
Director of bees and Honey Production- Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Dr. Emad Bin Hamad Abalkhail
Saudi Food & Drug Authority

Mr. Saleh Al-Jarbou
Beekeepers

Eng. Mussa M. Al-Qahtani
Manager of Strategic Planning Department- Agricultural Development Fund

Dr. Abdullah Bin Saeed Kedman
Chairman of Cooperative Societies council Saudi Arabia

8:00

Closing remarks by the presenter

End of first session – Day 1