AgraME Conference - 7th March 2018

  • 10:30 Welcome Address from Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment & Development (AAAID)
    H.E. Mohamed Bin Obaid Al- Mazrooei, President & Chairman, AAAID

    AAAID is an independent multilateral financial institution established in 1976 in Sudan with the vision of achieving food security in the Arab world. It engages in a range of agricultural investment activities including plant processing, animal production, agricultural processing, production, R&D, technology transfer, and capacity building activities in targeted communities.

    It now invests in 40 companies including the following six firms, each of which will share their thoughts on their specific geo- and sector- agricultural markets.
  • 10:50 Dairy sector study from the UAE
    Dr. Ahmed Eltigani Abdulrahim, CEO, Al Rawabi Dairy

    A leading dairy and juice company in the UAE, Al Rawabi Diary has a wide range of products including milk, yoghurt, laban, juice and functional products. It operated in the UAE and Oman, serving more than 13,000 stores. At its farm in Al Khawaneej, Al Rawabi has a cattle stock of 13,000 cows. Starting in 1989 with 500 imported cows, innovation is at the core of the company.
  • 11:20 Poultry sector study from the UAE
    Dr. Rashid Dafalla, CEO, Emirates Modern Poultry Co (Al Rawdah)

    Emirates Modern Poultry Co., a part of Emirates Rawabi, is the largest producer of 100% natural fed fresh chickens and high quality processed meat products in the UAE. The farms has a processing capacity of over 45,000 birds daily.
  • 11:50 BREAK
  • 12:10 Grain sector study from Morocco
    Moulay Abdelkader Alaoui, Managing Director, Manafid Al Houboub Co

    In addition to producing four types of premium flour and bran wheat, this Morocco-based firm purchases, stores and mills grain on 4.35 hectares of company-owned land, with a modern mill capacity of 90,000 tons/year and five 10,000-ton/yr-capacity silos, and a power station that can generate 1600 KAV.
  • 12:40 Sugar sector study from Sudan
    Abdulraouf Merghani, Managing Director, Kenana Sugar Co.

    Kenana Sugar Co. (KSC) is an IT-driven food production company that cut production costs 25% with engineering software applications, and is now prepared to help double Sudan’s food production by partnering with global technology for soil analysis, irrigation, planting, growing and harvesting dozens of crops on over 45 million acres of available arable land in Sudan. It is the largest diversified sugar company in the world.

    KSC also produces many food and dairy products and ethanol, wood products and electricity, delivering product to Sudan but also Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and next, North America. KSC is the lead producer working on Sudan’s 41 million food-producing acres today. In addition, KSC has access to 200 million more arable acres in the country which Sudan needs KSC to develop.
  • 13:10 Fruit processing sector study from Morocco
    Youssef Belkora, Assistant General Manager, Domaine Youssef Co.

    Domaine Youssef Co. has 394 hectares of farm land in Morocco. It has an expected output of 5,600 metric tons of peach, 5,400 metric tons of apples, 1,655 metric tons of pears. It also grows pomegranate, prunes, apricot and wheat seeds.

    In addition to the development of post-harvest processes, the $21.5 million USD project aims to provide refrigerated storage and sorted and packaged fruits, vegetables and juice concentrates in Morocco and the GCC region.
  • 13:40 Cattle production study from Tunisia
    Dr. Talal Y. Petrus, General Manager, Al Marga for Cattle & Agricultural Development Co.

    Al Marga does cattle breeding, dairy production, fodder crop production and feed production. It has a 4,604-hectare farm for wheat and fodder production, 2,800 cow heads for milking, a fodder mixing plant, and 30,000 olive trees. It has paid-up capital of 10.5m TND. It aims to expand its operations.
  • 14:10 Networking tea reception for audience and AAAID members
  • 15:00 End of day 2 programme

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