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SALIC hosts agribusiness educational seminar
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RIYADH, February 20: The management and employees of Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) have gained new insights on diverse issues and topics related to global agribusiness from a three-day educational seminar hosted by the company in Riyadh. The seminar began on February 18 and concluded today. 
SALIC is actively pursuing agribusiness investment opportunities in nine chosen products in countries that welcome foreign investment.  The highly interactive seminar was designed to enable staff to acquire proper and deeper understanding of today’s global agribusiness and its complexities. 
“Global agribusiness investing is a relatively new subject for our predominantly young workforce.  We want to ensure that our staff develop a genuine interest in agribusiness as they pursue a career with SALIC, which has ambitious plans to grow as a global company. This seminar was a step in that direction,” Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of SALIC, said after the seminar. 
Three senior lecturers of the reputable Harper Adams University, UK delivered the seminar:  Luís Kluwe de Aguiar, Dimitrios Paparas and Mitch Crook. The university is renowned for its agribusiness-related courses. 
The problem of food security, international agribusiness, commodity trading, food production, agricultural and food policies of countries, Sustainability, agribusiness finance and business models and future needs of agribusiness were the main topics presented at the seminar.