The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of H E Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar. The first paper was titled, ‘The Efforts of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) in Relation to Food Security Projects and the Most Important Challenges Facing AAAID’.
It was presented by Mohamed bin Ubaid al Mazroui, president of AAAID. Dr Tariq bin Mousa al Zadjali, former Director General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), presented the second main paper titled, ‘Responsible Agricultural Investment Abroad to Enhance Food Security in the Sultanate’.
The seminar also included seven working papers. The first paper dealt with ‘Majlis A’Shura’s View on Food Investment Opportunities and Most Important Challenges’, presented by Hilal bin Said al- Yahyai, head of Food and Water Security Committee at Majlis A’Shura.
The second working paper dealt with agricultural and fish investment opportunities in the sultanate and most important challenges. It was presented by Eng Munir bin Hussein al Lawati, director of Planning and Development at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.