The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) contributes to the capital of 53 companies, 37 of which are existing companies, and 16 projects are under establishment and implementation. 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.