Salalah: A seminar on Food Consumption and Economic Impact on Family Income was opened at Dhofar University yesterday under the patronage of Sheikh Salim bin Oufait Al Shanfri, Head of Dhofar Municipality, Head of the Organising Committee of Salalah Tourism Festival.
The two-day seminar is being organised by Oman Association for Consumer Protection (OACP) as part of the activities of Salalah Tourism Festival.
The seminar’s programme included a working paper entitled “Smart Shopping and its Effect on the Consumer Healthily and Economically,”which was presented by Dr. Mariam bint Abdullah Al Wa’eli, Director of Support Services for Specialised Medical Care at the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Awadh Sha’aban, Trainer, Expert and Consultant of Food and Agriculture at the Institute of Food Research and Technology in the Arab Republic of Egypt delivered a lecture on the basic food components and optimal food needs of the individual.
The seminar’s programme for Wednesday will include a range of topics on the proper planning of consumption of food and health, social and economic hazards to increase consumption of food, in addition to ways to overcome the scarcity and rise of some food commodities.
The seminar involved government and private entities, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI); Salalah Branch, Dhofar University, government and private Colleges and Omani Woman Associations.
The seminar targets those concerned with the protection of consumers from specialists and those concerned with planning and rationalisation of consumption. The seminar’s opening ceremony was attended by government and private officials.