Kuwait Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) put forward a strategic plan for food security until 2035
01 June 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
The government agencies are involved in the battle to make Kuwait secure in the area of food sufficiency, hoping to make tangible progress in this thorny file as soon as possible, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) put forward a strategic plan for food security until 2035 that aims to develop the national agricultural system, to achieve sustainable agricultural development and enable the effective production of commodities in the national food basket.
The plan, which was referred to the National Assembly is a set 4 main objectives, namely increasing agricultural production in quantity and quality, enabling national production to replace agricultural imports, and creating an investment climate in the agricultural sector.
The plan called for the establishment of a Supreme Council for Food Security, the development and modernization of available options to strengthen it, and the establishment of big agricultural projects to enhance strategic stocks, provide large financial funds for its management and localizing industrial activities related to agricultural production.
The plan expected an increase in the rates of self-sufficiency of vegetable products at varying rates that may reach about 75% or 100% of some vegetables, and the increase in the percentage of the total vegetables in general will not be less than about 75% of self-sufficiency by 2030.
The concerned authorities must also develop and update the available options to enhance food security and work to increase the volume of production, enhance the productivity of agricultural crops and vegetables, improve water use efficiency, reduce postharvest losses, and enhance the use of treated wastewater in irrigation, in order to ensure an increase in local production of agricultural production and improve self-sufficiency levels of crops and agricultural products and establish massive and specialized agricultural projects that can produce crops and agricultural produce in large quantities with the aim of fresh marketing and agricultural industrialization to enhance the strategic stock.