2004 News Story

Agricultural symposium in Riyadh on water conservation

Minister of Agriculture Dr Fahd Balghunaim inaugurated in Riyadh today a symposium on the role of the agricultural sector in rationalizing water resources. The symposium is organized by Tabuk Agricultural Development Company (TADCO) in cooperation with the Saudi Agricultural Group (SAG). Dr Balghunaim confirmed that his Ministry has taken measures to rationalize water consumption, including issuing directives to farmers to cultivate crops that consume less water, and encouraging the utilization of treated sewage water for agricultural purposes.