ABU DHABI, 29th May, 2023 (WAM) — In the speech of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Jazeera, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in the Presidency and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, ADAFSA, Al Nahyan), ADAFSA launched Fodder Market, the first and largest market of its kind in the Middle East.
The marketplace aims to provide UAE livestock farmers with easy access to high-quality animal feed at competitive prices, while ensuring safe and sustainable solutions for local feed companies to enter the market.
The Feed Market has the capacity to serve approximately 40,000 breeders in the UAE and meet the needs of over 5 million livestock.
Feed trade in the UAE is worth more than AED 2.5 billion per annum and trades around 3 million tonnes. The launch of Fodder Market is expected to facilitate trade and promote fair competition among suppliers, thereby boosting the growth of the feed market.
Fodder Market is located near the Livestock Farm (Ezbah) and is connected to a group of existing regular markets, in addition to an online feed trading platform for all companies in the UAE.
The emirate of Abu Dhabi already has 12 markets, including 85 points of sale allocated to 30 companies, for the sale and marketing of animal feed.
More such marketplaces will be established as more companies that specialize in feed sales and marketing come on board.
The 12 food outlets in the emirate are Al Faya in Abu Dhabi City; Al Sila, Al Mirfa, Ghayathi, Khanoor/Hossan and Tharwaniyyah in the Al Dhafra area; and Wahat Al Sahra, Al Ouya, Bu Kuraya, Al Dhahira, Al Ain in Al Ain. Nahel and Al Anjah.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE is keen to mobilize resources, capacity and energy to achieve sustainable food production and to create an integrated self-sufficient system that supports a national food safety strategy that meets the highest food safety standards.
His Highness pointed out that the feed market is an important initiative to regulate the country’s feed trade. It combines a brick-and-mortar marketplace with an online platform, allowing buyers to view their purchases in real time.
His Highness said: “Promoting the livestock sector is critical to increasing self-sufficiency in animal products. An enabling environment must be created for sustainable production and the implementation of feed markets will help by ensuring proper nutrition, promoting sustainable practices and empowering livestock breeders As an important and effective component of the country, thereby playing an important role in improving livestock productivity. Food safety system. Feed market also aims to improve feed utilization efficiency, increase productivity and economic vitality, and ensure continued growth and sustainability of the livestock industry “.
ADAFSA Director General Saeed Al Bahri Al Ameri stressed that Fodder Market aims to connect feed buyers across all emirates with ADAFSA approved suppliers. This will enable transparent and easy selling and purchasing, ensuring that livestock farmers get the feed they need at the highest quality and best price, ultimately leading to a sustainable livestock industry.
He said: “Livestock owners across all emirates will be able to obtain high-quality products from trusted suppliers through Fodder Market, which is linked to the regular marketplace in addition to the online platform. The first of its kind in the Middle East In terms of transaction volume and value, the East and the largest.”
In addition to the benefits of offering diversity and a wide range of forage and compound feed through registered companies (whether through formal markets or online platforms), this point of sale saves the breeder time by protecting them from dealing with street vendors. and energy. Acquisition of feed from unknown sources.
He said that one of the key pillars to achieve the goals of the National Food Security Strategy and ensure food adequacy and security for all members of society is the development of the livestock sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in line with the vision of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Your Highness Nahyan.
The launch of the Feed Market will also improve the quality of feed sold and traded in the market and stimulate competition among suppliers to meet the market demand for feed and animal food that meet international standards, thereby contributing to conservation, the promotion of livestock development and the promotion of Animals develop productivity and increase the breeder’s economic return.
He drew attention to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s strong support for ADAFSA, as His Highness’s directives have consistently emphasized sustaining the agricultural sector (both plants and animals), building the capacity of farmers and breeders, and empowering the private sector. This is to ensure the development of agricultural production and animal husbandry and improve its production efficiency to meet the market demand for international quality fresh meat, dairy products and other animal products.