Sunday, 28 November 2021 07:50 GMT

Hassad raises poultry, vegetable output


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Hassad, Qatar's premier investor in the food and agribusiness sectors, has announced an increase in production lines in its poultry, vegetables and fodder sectors to support the country's food security efforts.
This announcement came on the sidelines of Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition 2018 (AgriteQ), organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Mohamed bin Badr al-Sadah, Hassad Food CEO, said: 'We aim to support the country's food security efforts by expanding our local and international investments. We conducted an in-depth research on the local market needs from the three sectors, developed suitable plans and started implementing them to support in satisfying those needs.
'For the fodder sector, we increased the cultivated land in Hassad's fodder farms to increase production up to 10,000 tonnes annually, as well as introducing new products such as ‘Alfa Alfa'.
In a statement yesterday, Hassad stressed that it has played a 'major role in meeting the local market needs of fodder products at the beginning of the ongoing blockade. The company had immediately provided fodder products to a number of poultry and livestock farms to ensure the continuity of local production of milk and poultry, it noted.
Regarding the poultry sector, the Hassad CEO said: 'Production of the Arab Qatari Company for Poultry Production (Al-Waha) will reach around 16mn chicken and 120mn table eggs annually. As for vegetables, Hassad has increased the cultivated land since the beginning of the blockade to reach 8,000 tonnes of vegetables per year.
During AgriteQ, Hassad's stand is showcasing a diverse set of high-quality items, produced by several of its subsidiaries Arab Qatari Company for Agriculture Production is displaying fresh vegetables, Arab Qatari Company for Poultry Production (Al-Waha) is showcasing poultry products, Hassad Australia is displaying chilled livestock, while Aalaf Qatar is showcasinge high-quality fodder products.
Premium dates, basmati rice and olive oil are on display by Nafco.
Hassad's stand also includes a majlis where free consultation is being provided on different topics related to the food sector. Besides, the stand features several educational activities for children of different age groups and other experiences for the exhibition visitors.
Hassad has diverse investments in Qatar, Australia and Oman with potential future investments in several other locations. Through its various subsidiaries, the company produces livestock, grains, fodder, poultry products, vegetables, rice, dates and other products.

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