Saudi plan for expanded date production and pest management

Date Palms for food security in arid regions are a nutritionally important staple food. You can eat them fresh, cooked or dried and they are naturally portable when you go long distances. These trees may be overlooked in other areas of the world, but as climate change occurs, should we consider cultivating date palms in …

Virtual School Challenges–today’s experience, and collection of articles helpful to you in 2021

The day was off to a good start. I had 9 hours of solid sleep, dressed up a bit more than usual, even my hair cooperated. When making breakfast, everyone seemed to know what they wanted to eat, those not fasting, for today is the start of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak! But then things changed. 30 …

Covid-19 Vaccinations: May 15th deadline for workers in Saudi, Football fans with “immune” status can attend live

New news about Covid-19 vaccinations. Those who work in the service industry such as salons and barbershops, and with food, such as restaurants and cafes within Saudi Arabia, will need to have a vaccine dose before May 15th, or have a negative PCR test result in 7 day increments from then on. Also being vaccinated …

Water Scarcity and Desalination–Focus on the Future–2 articles

A few days ago I read a great article in Arab News, written by Martha Rojas Urrego about freshwater resources, wetlands and our need to protect our natural resources. We need to find a sustainable solution to literally sustain freshwater for now and the future. Our survival and agricultural production depends on this resource. Here …

Saudi Agriculture International Expo 18-21 Oct. 2021–AgriSecura is Middle East’s food security site

This fall Saudi Arabia hosts the 39th International Agriculture, Aquaculture and Agro-industry Show in Riyadh. This 4 day event will feature vertical farming. You can read about the future of vertical farming and other forms of agriculture in the Kingdom, within the website below. Click the link that says "Home". "Saudi Arabia earmarked $26.6 million …

Lowering meat consumption– Better for you and the environment

Mama said ‘eat your vegetables and fruit’ because she knew they were good for you.  But did mama know that eating vegetables, fruit and lowering your animal protein intake to 25% a day, is also good for the environment? As industrial societies are currently on a trend to demand more animal protein such as beef, …