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Neom sets up company to work on Saudi food security

Neom's food company Topian has been launched with the support of the Saudi ministry of environment, water and agriculture Unsplash.com/Brooke Lark
Neom's food company Topian has been launched with the support of the Saudi ministry of environment, water and agriculture

Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion Neom giga-project has set up a food company to support the kingdom’s targets for food security and climate change mitigation.

Topian, which is wholly owned by Neom, will work on food production, distribution and consumption across five pillars: climate-proof agriculture, regenerative aquaculture, novel foods, personalised nutrition and sustainable food supply.

The company has been launched with the support of the Saudi ministry of environment, water and agriculture.  

Topian’s innovative approach will be a key driver in shaping the future landscape of a sustainable and secure food industry, said Neom CEO Nadhmi Al Nasr.

The company has signed local and international strategic partnership agreements, with specialists including King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Tabuk University, Tabuk Fish Company, BlueNalu, Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects, and Cargill.

The entity will collaborate on research-and-development initiatives and harness partners’ expertise to develop approaches to food production.  

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