Date: 28 Mar, 2022
Location: Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition - Riyadh, KSA
Highlighting the importance of the poultry sector that majorly contribute to enhancing food security in Arab countries, it was notable that until 2019, the annual poultry production has reached about 4.9 million tons across these countries; while annual poultry imports were about 2.6 million tons.
On that account, the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) participated as the Arab agricultural investment partner in the first edition of the Middle East Poultry Expo 2022, that was held under the patronage of His Excellency Engineer/ Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, on 14-16 March, 2022 in Riyadh – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Referring to the great and long experience which AAAID has in the field of poultry production, plentiful contributions has been made by AAAID across the years to a number of companies and existing and under establishment projects that operate in the poultry production field. The investment value was about 427.5 million US Dollars, representing AAAID’s investments in Osool Poultry Company in Sultanate of Oman, Emirates National Food Company in the United Arab Emirates, Arabian Cooperative Company in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Poultry Production and Processing Company in the Republic of Sudan, the Poultry Meat Production project in Kuwait, the Arab Mauritanian Company for Poultry project, and the Broiler Chicken Production project in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
AAAID’s participation in the Middle East Poultry Expo 2022 was presented by the joining of several affiliated companies in its pavilion including, the Arab Poultry Production and Processing Company, which is one of AAAID’s largest companies in the Republic of Sudan, and established with the aim of contributing to local demand with the potential to export poultry meat, table eggs, fodder and day-old chicks.
Additionally, Emirates National Food Company from the United Arab Emirates was also one of AAAID’s companies to take part in the exhibition, which operates in producing premium quality chicken and processed poultry products, through applying the highest international quality and safety standards to produce fresh whole chicken, chopped and frozen chicken products. During the ongoing events of the exhibition, AAAID has also successfully organized a discussion panel titled “Investments of AAAID and its role in enhancing Arab food security”.
The Middle East Poultry Expo 2022 has successfully managed to shed light on the poultry sector’s security and sustainability, discuss the latest global trends and consequent challenges facing the industry, put forward solutions and innovations, and reflect the great efforts made by KSA in this field; in addition to highlighting the public and private sectors’ efforts in expanding investment operations to increase production, by linking local and international companies in order to achieve self-sufficiency, increase the macroeconomy size, attract investors to KSA, create diverse job opportunities and achieve rural development.