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The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) Contributes
to the Capital of 54 Major Agricultural Companies Across 12 Arab Countries

The AAAID contributes to the capital of 54 agricultural production projects, 30 of which are already established with the remaining 24 still under formation. Through these projects, distributed across 12 of its member states, the AAAID aims to optimize investment returns for shareholders, diversify its sources of income and support agricultural development in Arab countries. It focuses on the production of basic agricultural goods with a view to bridging the food gap in the Arab world. Furthermore, the AAAID has established development programs to support small farmers and develop the local communities in which it operates. In its efforts to improve performance and productivity, and guided by the principle of innovation, the AAAID provides professional consultancy services and feasibility studies for such projects, which further serve to strengthen agricultural investment opportunities in the Arab world. Its affiliated companies provide more than 115,000 employment opportunities. Established in 1976, the AAAID is composed of 21 Arab member states which contribute to its capital. As a professional institution, the AAAID exercises the highest levels of governance and transparency, as well as adopting the best management practices.

AAAID’s Investments

In 2019, the total assets of the AAAID amounted to USD 1.3 billion. The total value of the AAAID’s investments in both its existing and under-establishment companies is approximately USD 640 million, while its paid-up capital is estimated at USD 721 million. The AAAID implements the highest standards of production and applies international best practices in its agricultural investments. It has ambitious strategic indicators and plans in place aimed at optimizing the returns on such investments.

PAID-UP CAPITAL

USD 721 million

AAAID INVESTMENTS IN AFFILIATED COMPANIES

USD 640 million

Sectorial Distribution of AAAID Investments

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50%

Agricultural
Manufacturing

includes the production of sugar, oils and other commodities

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23%

Animal
Production

includes poultry, red meat, dairy products and fish

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23%

Crop
Production

includes grains, fodder, vegetables and fruits

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4%

Services
Sector

includes the provision of various agriculture services

Geographical Distribution of AAAID Contributions
to the Capital of its Affiliate Companies

AAAID's affiliate companies are distributed in 12 Arab member states, according to the investment opportunities and comparative advantages in each. The AAAID's investment in Sudan is 66%, followed by Egypt at 6.2%, the UAE at 5.6%, Iraq at 4.4% and KSA at 4% , Sultanate of Oman at 3.4%, with the remaining member states together accounting for 12.3%, depending on their available investment opportunities.

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Promising Investment Opportunities in the Agricultural Sector

The AAAID provides promising investment opportunities in the field of agriculture to government and private sectors, investment funds and banking institutions through partnerships in the Authority’s under-establishment companies, or through investments in existing companies, in which the AAAID is a shareholder, with the aim of expanding its activities and diversifying production.

Investment opportunities

18

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
IN AAAID EXISTING COMPANIES

12

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
IN AAAID UNDER-ESTABLISHMENT COMPANIES

Revolving Loan Program Provides Financing for Small-Scale Farmers and Producers

The AAAID provides sustainable revolving loans to farmers, animal breeders, fishermen and those working in the agro-processing industries, especially in rural areas. Through its financing programs, the AAAID provides coverage for their various requirements. Services of the Revolving Loan Program include the provision of production income, technical support to farmers as well as full funding for agricultural operations. Furthermore, the Authority partners with a number of commercial banks to support development programs targeting farmers and to increase the existing base of beneficiaries.

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Share of Contributions of AAAID Member States as at the End of 2019

21 Arab countries contribute to the capital of the AAAID, of which authorized capital was
USD 1.1 billon and paid-up capital approximately USD 721 million at the end of 2019.

Production Capacity of Basic Commodities by AAAID Affiliate Companies

Sugar

1 million tons

Fodder

592,000 tons

Grain

232,000 tons

Vegetable oil

41,000 tons

Meat

267,000 tons

Table eggs

127 million

Dairy

180 million liters