AgraME is the busiest trade and commercial event in the region for the agribusiness, poultry and livestock, aquaculture and veterinary medicine industry. Officially endorsed by The Ministry of Environment and Water and located at the heart of where business for the Middle East market is made, at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Entry of Agthia in a joint venture for distribution of forage products in UAE and GCC
In UAE a leading food and beverage group, Agthia Group entered a joint venture with Anderson Hay and Grain Co. Inc. the first explorer of the USA. New company will be emerging after the completion of legal work which will imports Anderson's premium forage products from USA and distribution of these products will be in UAE and GCC.
Agriwta Marabe brand will be launching their first premium forage product. They announced their partnership at the AGRAME exhibition at International convention in Dubai. They also made the commitment to support farming industry as well as nation's food security by providing feed solutions.
"The partnership with Anderson Hay is another testament to our commitment to create value for our shareholders and to support our nation's food security programs. Our combined strength will provide a solid supply and distribution alternative in the UAE and the GCC markets that would be difficult to achieve working independently" said chairman, HE Eng Dhafer Ayed.
Chief executive officer of agthia, Tariq Al Wahedi said "At the roots of this company tries animal feed, when it was founded by late HH sheikh Zayad bin Sultan Al Nahiyan in 1978 Over the past four decades. we have been continually enhancing the products and services we are offering to our customers. This joint venture and the launch of 'Agriwta Marabe' is another step in this direction, complementing our existing Agrivita animal feed portfolio and providing a full service solution to our livestock customers in UAE".
Mark T Anderson the CEO and the president of Anderson Hey and Grain Co. Inc. mentioned "Anderson Hay & Grain is proud to be in the UAE and the Gulf in the partnership with Agthia. our joint venture will join two industry leaders, focused on quality products. Strong relationships and customer service we aspire to be the preferred forage provider to customers in the middle east."
Government of Abu Dhabi in 2006 banned growing alfalfa and other animal feed grass to conserve underground water. To stop with the problems in the local productions. Globally awarding 600 thousand metric tons of hay to importers the government entered the gobal importers market. This scheme has been taken to another level for the betterment of farmers across the UAE. now the importation of hay increases by 2.5 million meteric tons per year.
In 2016 net profit of AED 254 million is reported by Agthia. According to this report an increase of 10% on the previous year with net revenues rising by 8%to over AED 2 billion. 33% of the total revenue is represented by the Group's animal feed.
Companies in AgraMe :
Chengdu Eaceni Technologies Co., Ltd is a new high-tech enterprise specialized in medical device R&D , manufacture and sale. They have ultrasound analyzer for livestock which enables to have regular routine check-ups and scans of animals(cow,goat and sheep).
KSNM Drip is a Coimbatore based Indian company, they have specially designed hose for spray irrigation. Different kinds of sprays are available with them for different agricultural practices.
WCAT is a Thailand company, which is world’s largest producers of Tapioca. It is the ultimate source of cost effective carbohydrate animal feed. The company is looking for an opportunity to establish ties with India but they are facing several objections from Indian Government.
Pacific Trading is a premium Japanese manufactured larval fish diet which is currently recognised as one of the world’s best larval finfish diets. This fish feed can be used for almost all types of fish varieties.
Industrial Inkjet Printer Pro Digit 26/53 is an intelligent Secondary Packaging Coder which is widely used to print on all kinds of surface including eggshells, bottles, plastics . This type of printing is used to print expiry date on eatables.
Report : Krishi Jagran Team UAE