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Almarai’s Strategy Shift: Advancing Food Security Innovations

Almarai’s Strategy Shift: Advancing Food Security Innovations

H.E. the President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Chairman of Almarai Prize for Scientific Creativity, Dr. Munir M. Eldesouki, and H.H. Prince Naif bin Sultan bin Muhammad bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Chairman of the Board for Almarai Company and Vice Chairman of the Board for the Prize, launched Almarai Prize for Scientific Creativity strategy and its new identity.


 

Almarai and KACST teamed up to create a plan to improve food innovation in dry areas, focusing on solving water scarcity and global food security issues.

 

The plan includes renaming the local award to “Almarai Prize for Scientific Innovation” and forming a global version, in partnership with the Research, Development, and Innovation Authority.

 

Established in 2001, the Almarai Prize for Scientific Creativity is the inaugural yearly award in the country to gain Royal endorsement and recognition from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation.

 

Dr. Munir Eldesouki, announced a fresh approach for the Almarai Prize for Scientific Creativity, focusing on boosting Saudi Arabia’s standing in global food security measures and promoting worldwide research and advancements, in line with the Kingdom’s focus on research, development, and innovation.

 

H.H. Prince Naif bin Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Chairman of the Board for Almarai Company and Vice Chairman of the Board, stated: “Almarai Prize for Scientific Creativity is witnessing significant development, starting with its new version this year, to increase support for innovators, researchers, and scientists, as well as raising awareness of future generations of the importance of research and innovation in the field of food security to motivate them to pursue research, development and innovation in the same field.”

Prince Naif noted that the prize showcases groundbreaking efforts globally in arid region food systems. He emphasized the benefits partners can gain for their businesses and highlighted Almarai’s commitment to prioritizing science and innovation in its investments, aiming to advance the food industry and sustainable food security worldwide. Nominations for the Almarai Prize and Almarai International Prize are via the website: asia.kacst.gov.sa  and almaraiprize.kacst.gov.sa


 


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