The Department of Arid Land Agriculture Hold a discussion about the Future of Hydroponic In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University organized a scientific seminar about ‘The Future of Hydroponic under Arid Land Conditions”. The seminar was under the support of the Faculty Dean Prof. Abdullah Al Wagdani and the department head Dr. Khalid Aseri. In addition, the seminar was conducted in present of the faculty vice dean, vice dean of graduate studies and scientific research and vice dean for development.
The main subjects of the seminar were concentrated on:
- 1-The past, present and the future of Hydroponic
- 2-The concept and fundamentalsof hydroponic
- 3-Impotence and need of hydroponic under Arid Land Conditions.
- 4-The challenges of establishment Hydroponic systems in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as in agreement with the kingdom vision of 2030.
The speaker was Dr Magdi Mousa, Associate Prof of Biotechnology for production and breeding of vegetables in the Department of Arid Land Agriculture. Dr Mousa was referred to the most important challenges that face the establishment of hydroponic systems in Saudi Arabia including:
- 1-Lack of required experiences and skills for establishing and running hydroponic systems.
- 2-Availability of trained candidates that can lead the hydroponic
- 3-Lack of local verities suitable for hydroponic production
- 4-Awareness of the consumer about the hydroponic products
In addition, Dr Mousa mentioned about the importance of private sector investment and contribution to start hydroponic production in Saudia Arabia. These because of its important to narrow the big hall between production and consumers demand, produce of safe food and optimizing water use according to the Kingdom vision of 2030.
This seminar is part of the scientific meeting and workshops that are weekly organizing in the Department of Arid Land Agriculture to discuss the future of Agriculture sustainability in Saudi Arabia with the contribution of Faculty members and the post graduate students.