In festiveatmospheres, accompanied by fireworks, the First International AgriculturalExhibition “SAWSANA 2003” was inaugurated on October 21stby therepresentative of His Majesty King Abdullah bin al Hussein, His Excellency Mr. Trad Al Fayez, Minister of Agriculture. The event took place from 21st – 24thof October in Amman International Fair – Marjal Hamam,
His Excellencythe minister of Agriculture Mr. Trad Al Fayez has visited the booths of severalforeign, Arab and local companies that participated in the exhibition, and hasexpressed his admiration and optimism in the biggest agricultural event for theyear, where the international participation has amounted to 55% of the totalparticipation, and the visitors’ numbers reached 6.5 – 7 thousand visitors ofdifferent nationalities over four days.
In the frameworkof the exhibition, valuable scientific activities were held, represented byholding a scientific day on October 22nd, under the sponsorship ofAbu Dhabi Fertilizers’ Industries Co.. Six lectures were given on varioussubjects on modern agricultural technologies, and were attended by a largenumber of interested agricultural personnel and engineers. Also, theAgricultural Marketing Workshop was held on October 23rdwith thetile: “Agricultural Exports in the aftermath of free trade and internationalagreements”. It was organized by the Arab Society for socio-economicalagricultural sciences, and attended by a large number of specialists andinterested guests from the Arab World. The workshop has discussed differentissues, focusing on the agricultural exports within the national strategy aswell as the international and Arab agreements.
The activities ofthe First International Agricultural Exhibition were concluded on Friday, October 24th, 2003, with a closing ceremony where the secretarygeneral of the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Awni Ta’aymeh, presentedappreciation certificates and gifts to remarkable participants in the exhibitionand lecturers of the scientific day. The ceremony also included an entertainmentsession that was followed by a dinner for 600 guests from the agriculturalsector.
The attendees, guests and participants, have emphasized the importance of holding theInternational Agricultural Exhibition annually, because of its significant rolein marketing the international agricultural sector in Jordan as well asmarketing the Jordanian agricultural sector internationally, in addition to thevarious related specialized activities.