Dr. Talal Almaghrabi, Chairman of the Saudi British Marketing and Management Association and CEO of Marketing and Communication Academy (MarCom), participated in a roundtable meeting on “Risk and vulnerability in the global food system and implications for Saudi Arabia”. The meeting took place at Chatham House in London on Monday 29th April 2013.
The high-level workshop comprised around 25 people, drawn from Saudi and United Nation, International Bank, policy experts, regional banks, private sector actors and government policy leads. It was organised under the Chatham House rule to facilitate open discussion.
The workshop will focus principally on challenges and opportunities in key food importing countries and implications for international food security; an assessment of Saudi Arabia’s food security position and a discussion of the broader implications for the Saudi economy and the broader GCC region.
The aims of the meeting were three folds:
1) to identify some of the challenges and opportunities in key food-exporting countries and the implications for international food security;
2) to assess Saudi Arabia’s food security position; and
3) to discuss possible policy options and tools to enhance food security in Saudi Arabia.
The discussion was wide-ranging and constructive. In general, there was good consensus. Click Global Food Insecurity and Implications for Saudi Arabia Summary to download the initial report or visit Chathamhouse publication center to download it.