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YOUR GATEWAY TO THE MIDDLE EAST AGRIBUSINESS

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FEBRUARY 5-7, ABU DHABI, UAE

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NUTRIAD: HELPING NUTRITION HAPPEN

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COMFORT, AND SECURITY FOR CATTLE AND WORKERS

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VIV MEA 2018 PREPARES TO RECEIVE INDUSTRY LEADERS IN ANIMAL PROTEINS

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COME AND DISCOVER THE FRENCH PAVILION AT THE VIV MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA EXHIBITION!

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GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE TO BE HELD IN ABU DHABI

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GULFOOD 2018 MEGA SHOW TO CONSOLIDATE UAE'S LEAD ROLE IN GLOBAL FOOD AGENDA PAGE 22 IPM DUBAI SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES ON A GREENER AND FRESHER NOTE

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ATTENTION FOCUSED ON SALES CONCEPTS ORIENTED TO CONSUMERS AND TRENDS

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A GLOBAL BRAND WITH INTENSE PARTICIPATION OF INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND COMPANIES

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DOMINANT OFFERS A CHOICE OF COLOURED LAYER

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KIMAGRO: THE FISH YOU CAN TRUST

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Editor in Chief Mohammed Nasser | Editor Marie Matthew | Associate Editor Andrew Thomas Assistant Editor Megha Mary Matt | Graphic Designer Elizabeth John | Production Manager Abdul Shareef Contributors Neville J. Chandler, Douglas Bott, Shakeeb Kolakadan, Dr. Hansel Geo Thomas Head Office Matt Media International Ltd, Woodgreen, London N22 5AR, UK. E-mail: gulfag@emirates.net.ae, Web site: www.gulfagriculture.com Middle East Office Al Saad Advertising & Publishing L.L.C., P O Box 25694, Sharjah, UAE, Tel:+971 6 5639494, Fax:+971 6 5639449. Gulf Agriculture is read by agri professionals, farm managers & owners, landscape consultants, contractors, agri-equipment suppliers, horticultural engineers, greenhouse managers, agronomists, veterinary surgeons, ministries, poultry & dairy breeders, importers, distributors, manufacturers and whole salers of food and agri inputs. Printed and published by Matt Media© Intl. Ltd.(U.K.) 2018 All rights reserved. The opinions and views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers. Readers are requested to seek specialist advice before acting on information contained in this publication, which is provided for general use and may not be appropriate for the reader’s particular circumstance. The publishers regret that they cannot accept liability for any error or omissions contained in this publication.

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Pioneering the future of farming: GCC's first vertical farm launches in Dubai The GCC's first commercial vertical indoor farm, Badia Farms, has launched in Dubai with ambitious plans to pioneer the future of the region's agriculture industry. Using the latest hydroponic

technology and vertical farming techniques, the farm produces nutritious and pesticide-free leafy greens without the need for sunlight, soil or chemicals. Badia Farms has been established by Saudi Arabian entrepreneur Omar Al Jundi and British agricultural expert

Grahame Dunling, with a vision to develop sustainable and innovative solutions to growing food. By 2030, global food demand is predicted to increase by 50%, putting pressure on governments to find a solution that provides food security. The region's hostile growing environment remains a major barrier to the agriculture industry, resulting in heavy reliance on food imports, with the UAE currently importing more than 80% of its food requirements.

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Five-day DLG visit to Saudi Arabia organized by GESALO - Meetings with SAGIA and MEWA, and visits to the world's largest dairy farms Presentations on Saudi Vision 2030 plan to reduce dependence on oil. Farmers and farm managers from the Gulf States will find a visit to EuroTier 2018 and EnergyDecentral useful for their businesses, according to a delegation of managers from the DLG (German Agricultural Society), organizer of EuroTier and EnergyDecentral exhibitions. DLG conducted a successful visit this autumn to the Middle East organized by the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO).

Cargill and ARASCO open corn milling facility for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Through a joint venture between Cargill and ARASCO, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a new corn milling facility to meet the growing demand of the region's food and beverage industry. The Middle JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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East Food Solutions Company (MEFSCO Corn Milling Facility), inaugurated in AlKharj, is Cargill's first investment in KSA. The investment marks the company's commitment to the Middle Eastern economy and support for the region's food and beverage manufacturers. The MEFSCO facility was built to serve the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), which include Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. With the new plant, the joint venture is able to double its glucose and starch production capacities, triple total production volume and expand its product portfolio to include high fructose corn syrup to meet the growing demand across the confectionery, juice,

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bakery and catering segments in the region. Julian Chase, global Leader for Cargill starches, sweeteners and texturizers said, “The Middle East food industry is one of the world's fastestgrowing markets. The MEFSCO facility gives regional food and beverage manufacturers access to high quality, innovative products produced specifically for them. ARASCO's local knowledge and supply chain infrastructure were crucial in our ability to design a facility that best serves local market needs.

More than meat: Shaping the future of livestock The livestock sector is a mainstay for food security and rural livelihoods and the international community must work together

to make sure it achieves its potential contribution to sustainable development, FAO Director-General JosĂŠ Graziano da Silva said. FAO estimates that more than half of the world's rural poor are livestock farmers and pastoralists. Among the poorest of the poor, they rely on livestock that play a vital role in their livelihoods. While animal products make large contributions to nutrition and the fight against poverty, they also entail outsized impacts on the climate and environment and assuring animal health is increasingly critical for human health, he said at the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin. As demand for meat and other animal products grows robustly, especially in

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developing countries, the question of equity and efficient distribution grows in importance.

Space 2017: A successful show for its 30th anniversary year SPACE 2017 took place from 12 to 15 September at ParcExpo Rennes exhibition centre. Taking part in the show's 30th anniversary edition were 1,441 exhibitors, 499 of which came from overseas. Attendance was very high, with 114,653 visitors recorded, 14,029 of which came from 128 different countries, an increase of 12% on last year. The Thursday recorded a record-breaking number of

over 38,000 visitors. The 31st show was thus a resounding success and a great tribute to the exhibition's founders, confirming the pertinence of their vision and ambition in creating SPACE three decades ago. They designed it to be an annual meeting place for professionals from the livestock industry worldwide, and it remains so today. The official visit by the French Minister for Agriculture and Food, Stéphane Travert, set the tone for this year's show. He took the time to talk to a number of professionals across a range of sectors, listening attentively to their issues and concerns. His visit enabled those working in animal

production to express their views and their needs arising from the newly established Etats Généraux de l'Alimentation (Round Table on Food) in France.

Westland greenhouse of 11 hectares officially opened in Azerbaijan On the 4th of December, the President of Azerbaijan, IIham Aliyev, opened the new greenhouse of Baku Agropark. This complex for the cultivation of tomatoes covers 11 hectares. This project will create at least 140 jobs in the region. In December 2016, the Dutch greenhouse construction company, Debets Schalke, started the first phase of this tomato greenhouse project in

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Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum to Return on July 26-28, 2018 The "Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum 2018" will take place at the Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 1 on July 26-28, 2018. The first edition attracted more than 12,000 visitors from 37 countries and regions while the total sales were estimated to be approximately 17 million US dollars. Supported by 17 domestic and overseas associations and exhibitions, there were 194 exhibitors hailing from 16 countries to exhibit 292 booths. 30 brand companies will return to 2018 exhibition and expand booth scales to present more products. They include NABEL, Synbio Tech, Kanvergen, Shiuh Ger, IDAH, Jeida, TECHS Technology and so on. Featuring “Innovative, Eco-friendly and Sustainable,” the organiser UBM Asia Ltd. called on the global manufacturers to participate in this annual grand trade show. Sabine Liu, General Manager of UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch pointed out that the expansive development of IoT and biologial technology broke down traditional industry's barrier and recreated a new economy internationally. She stressed the gross value of agricultural, aquacultural and livestock products occupied 60%-70% of worldwide general output. The significance of how to increase food production has become a crucial study in every country. This is why the “Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum” is triggered. The organiser expects this exhibition to help husbandry farmers improve softwares and hardwares and to provide a better solution for food safety, food crisis, and animal diseases. In addition to the subsidies of farm and rancher facility and animal odor and waste reduction facility, the Taiwan government released quotas for start-ups and new business to reinvigorate regional agricultural Circular Park as one of the strategies to encourage upgrading animal farming. Based upon the post show report of the “Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017,” it revealed 80% visitors came from Taiwan, mainland China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. There were 71% decision makers among

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all and 62% exhibitors received purchase order at the venue. As shown on the statistics, the livestock and aquaculture development in the Pacific Asia area is on urgent re-conversion. At present, over 30 domestic and overseas companies have rebooked the booths and 1,200 square meters has taken. For instance, the exhibitors Ya Suh Dar Ventilation, Jeida, Chin Jung (Emperor Penguin) and Chen Wei will exhibit various ventilation and livestock farming equipment which help improve animal housing environment. Kanvergen, as the distributor of BASF, will introduce the latest animal additives- Natuphos E that efficiently increases animal's digestibility. Moreover, TECHS Technology will present “HMD High Efficiency Livestock Treatment System” which is designed to solve not only the problems during conventional composting process but also utilize microorganisms to reduce total process time and costs. In response to the circular economy policy and the trend of precision livestock farming, there will be more exhibitors showcasing state-of-the-art products with high performance in 2018. Undoubtedly, it will attract international buyers to visit. Held concurrently with “Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum,” the 2nd edition of the “Livestock & Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum” will be launched at Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 1 on July 26. The grand three-day exhibition contains a series of conference and business match making programme. This oneand-only annual trade show represents Taiwan's premier, international and professional B2B trading platform that focuses on the advanced technologies for the field of livestock, aquaculture and agriculture. For more exhibition information and details, please refer to the official websites http://www.livestocktaiwan.com and http://www.aquaculturetaiwan.com or contact Sophia Lu (TEL: +886-2-2738-3898; FAX: +886-2-2738-4886; Email: aat-tw@ubm.com).

Azerbaijan. Last July, this project was completed and the cultivation started. Azerbaijan was, as part of the Soviet Union, a communist country. After the Independence in 1991, the economy immediately began to be reformed. Traditionally Azerbaijan is the vegetable garden of the Soviet Union. This is due to the favorable climate. The tomatoes are mainly grown in plastic greenhouses for the Russian market. In this climate it is possible to continue growing in the winter without exposure. This allows the Azerbaijan growers to produce in the winter and supply the lucrative Russian market.

Agricultural Tractors: India and China have half of the global market Of the 1.9 million tractors sold in 2016, the two Asian giants absorbed 990 thousand units, confirming their trends as rapidly expanding markets. Analyses of the demand for agricultural mechanization carried out in New Delhi in the context of EIMA Agrimach, the international exhibition of agricultural machinery - however highlighted the fact that in order to improve agricultural productivity it is necessary not only to increase mechanization, but also to implement more up-to-date agronomical techniques, systems for an optimized management of natural resources and professional training for agricultural operators at all levels. The global market for tractors - according to figures made known by Agrievolution, the Global JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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Alliance for Agriculture Equipment Manufacturing Associations - between 2012 and 2016 amounted to an average of two million units per year. In 2016 sales showed an overall decrease, caused primarily by a drop in prices of commodities and so of agricultural revenues, amounting to just over 1.9 million units. These figures however confirm the role played by India and China, countries in which more than half of the total number of machines were sold. Last year, in fact, according to data released by Agrievolution and presented

by the Manager of the Community Policies of FederUnacoma Marco Pezzini, during the meeting “Future Trends of Agricultural Machinery: International Perspective�, held at EIMA Agrimach (New Delhi) - to which also the representatives for agriculture of the embassies of Spain, Teresa Barres Benlloch, of Germany, Michael Kessler, of Canada Nitin Verma, of Japan Tetsuya Uetake, and the Director of the ETG Project for Mozambique T. Sridhar took part - the tractors sold in India were 570 thousand,

while the ones sold in China were 420 thousand, for a total of 990 thousand machines.

International Asparagus Days launched The cooperation between Christian Befve and Cesena Fiera has resulted in the launch of the International Asparagus Days. It is a new international event dedicated to the asparagus supply chain to be held from 16 to 18 October 2018 in the renovated exhibition spaces of Cesena Fiera. The three-day trade fair will involve four initiatives. First of all, an exhibition with exhibitors coming from all over the world to be hosted in Cesena Fiera's pavilions. In addition, it will include a full programme of conferences on agronomic, commercial, strategic and technical aspects, to be held in three conference rooms, focusing especially on aspects concerning low environmental impact techniques, such as antagonistic micro-organisms for traditional and organic crops, and varieties. There will also be a series of live field demonstrations, which will take place in an area adjacent to Cesena Fiera. Last but not least, technical tours with visits to major asparagus producers in the EmiliaRomagna region.

Stefaan Vandale new chairman of Growing Media Europe On 1 January 2018, former vice chair Stefaan Vandaele officially took over the chairmanship of Growing Media Europe from Norbert Siebels, who stepped down from the position in the course of his upcoming retirement end of 2019. 12

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As Board Member, vice chair and later chair of EPAGMA (the predecessor association of Growing Media Europe), Norbert Siebels has been a leading figure and a powerful driving force in the industry´s interest representation on European level since 2004. In his position as chairman of Growing Media Europe, he was entrusted with the transition to the new association and its successful kick-off in 2016. “The members of Growing Media Europe and previously EPAGMA owe Norbert Siebels great gratitude for his passionate commitment, constant engagement and farsighted decisions, that were instrumental in paving the way to success for both associations.�, declared Stefaan Vandaele, who was designated to succeed

Norbert Siebels following an unanimous decision of the Board Members last year.

Grundfos Appoints New Head for East Europe, West Asia, Middle East & Africa Leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Okay Barutçu to the role of Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos East Europe, West Asia, Middle East & Africa region. The East Europe, West Asia, Middle East & Africa region is a newly defined sales region together with Western Europe, which made up the original Europe, Middle East and Africa markets before the split (effective 1 January 2018) to support Grundfos' global growth ambitions.

In his new role, Okay will lead the company's business across over 80 countries including 14 wholly-owned sales companies, a number of liaison offices and local assembly plants Grundfos operates in the region. He will also be spearheading opportunities for the company's development and expansion in this region. Poul Due Jensen, Group Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Service, Grundfos said, “During his tenure in the Asia Pacific, Okay managed to transform and strengthen this very dynamic region for the company. I am sure his experience and expertise in developing emerging markets will further support Grundfos' growth in the East Europe, West Asia, Middle East and Africa markets.�

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Agricultural machinery: registrations rocket at the end of 2017 The year's balance records a sharp increase for tractors and tractors with loading platforms, and for combine harvesters and trailers. The entry into force of the new EU regulations on agricultural machinery (Mother Regulation) in January lead the manufacturers to implement more aggressive marketing strategies at the end of 2017, in order to sell the stocks of machinery already produced. The Italian market for tractors recorded an unprecedented rise in registrations at the end of 2017. The figures, elaborated by FederUnacoma on the basis of the number of registrations provided by the Ministry of Transport, show a 23.8% increase at the end of the year for tractors, with 22,705 units compared to the 18,341 of 2016, and a 24.4% increase of tractors with loading platforms (transporters), with 963 units compared to the 774 of the previous year.

Accurate & efficient dosing of micro-ingredients There is a rapidly increasing demand for tailor-made produced feed. It challenges feed manufacturers to dose an ever increasing number of different ingredients in small quantities. Van Aarsen International, based in The Netherlands, helps to optimize the fine dosing process via the application of specialized Small, Micro, and Precision Ingredient Dosing systems. These systems allow producers to accurately dose a large number of vitamins, minerals, and additives without any loss of quality, speed and production capacity. The addition of micro14

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ingredients in animal feeds demands the highest possible precision in order to realize the desired effect for each animal in each phase of the animal's life. Adding too much results in wasting precious ingredients, and adding too little results in suboptimal performance. Many feed manufacturers are faced with the challenge of having to produce formulas with an increasingly diverse range of micro-ingredients, each with their specific properties such as sticky, dusty, aggressive and abrasive.

Successful trials sees UK firm begin exporting to Ghana Levity CropScience has received its first order from Ghana, for its Tropical Albina product, which helps banana growers in the country produce greater yields, following a successful trial. The West African nation of Ghana has 347,000 hectares of banana farms, producing 3.7 million tonnes of bananas a year (and the sector is rapidly expanding). However, it also suffers from Saharan winds that cause stress to crops such as bananas, leading to challenging conditions for growers. In response, Levity is launching Tropical Albina, a product which helps the crop maintain growth yield and quality during stress periods and ensures that the plant can better resist attack by fungal diseases like Sigatoka. In West Africa, the banana crops suffer from stress during the Harmattan season, where the weather systems from the Sahara bring dry winds that harm the crop. Tropical Albina performed well in trials there last year and now Levity has commenced shipping its product to banana farms in Ghana and other West African markets.

Levity products aid growers, in particular, Tropical Albina helps produce crops that are more resilient to stressful climates and disease, increasing yields. David Marks, MD, Levity CropScience said: “We're excited to be adding Ghana to our ever-growing list of export countries. Tropical Albina will give growers across Ghana the ability to produce greater banana yields that are resilient to disease and the harsh Saharan winds that sweep across the country. “All of the products are developed by ourselves and engineered to get the maximum quality, life spanand yield for users. Levity products are specially designed to help crops excel in dry and challenging climates.”

Light4Food reinforces the Priva partner network with indoor growing Light4Food and Priva have responded to the rapid increase in the number of indoor growing activities by entering into the Priva Partnership. Light4Food, with its broad network and powerful group of customers in the seed-breeding and food production sectors, is a strong cooperation partner for Priva. Rene van Haeff, Managing Director, Light4Food and Jaco de Vries, Horticulture Sales Manager, sealed the partnership last week when they signed the contract. Priva's new Light4Food partner is focused exclusively on indoor growing solutions in Europe and other parts of the world. The company offers a complete package of solutions from technical engineering, right through to the installation. Light4Food also carries out plant research, and assists in the cultivation of crops in indoor growing facilities. JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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reparations are nearing completion for the second edition of feed-to-food international business hub event VIV MEA, which takes place in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, between 5th-7th February 2018. With expansion into an extra hall adding about 25% to its exhibition area and to the number of exhibitors, VIV MEA 2018 will offer an even wider range of products and services for animal protein providers from the Middle East and Africa to Iran and the countries of the Indian sub-continent. The visitors' registration system to sign up for VIV MEA 2018 is online on the show website www.vivmea.nl and is available in English, Arabic, French and Farsi to better welcome all attendees. While the registration will be open until show time, the organisers recommend signing up early and so being sure to benefit fully from the services available in preparation for a successful visit. Encouraging for poultry The build-up to the February 2018 show is taking place against a backdrop of new investment in

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supply channels for animal proteins within the region. Both international companies and local producers are investing to involve themselves more deeply amid strong forecasts for further regional growth. In November 2017, for example, an Aviagen MEA event heard that there are encouraging prospects for the poultry industry in the Middle East and North Africa over the coming years. Nan-Dirk Mulder, Global Animal Protein Specialist at Rabobank International, told the meeting that the region's market size continues to grow due to a fastrising local population and increased poultry consumption. A growth rate averaging 3.4 per cent per year is forecast for Middle East/North Africa (MENA) poultry meat market tonnage between 2015 and 2020. “Globally, the animal protein market is set to grow by 45 per cent in the next 20 years,” he says. “About 14 per cent of the global growth is expected to occur in the MENA area and another 6 per cent in subSaharan Africa. “The big strategic challenge within MENA is how to supply

the individual national markets. Some tend to choose for local supply, while the importing countries are increasingly focused on a food security strategy by establishing local support for production and stimulating global investments in potential supply regions for the Middle East. There have been several investments already recently -- especially in beef, but also some in poultry.” Morocco to be Country of Honour VIV MEA 2018 offers an outstanding professional platform and a series of activities aiming at connecting the regional industry players with international providers. “Taken together, the trade show with its more than 300 exhibiting companies and the conferences with their international perspective look sure to add up to a highly valuable information resource for industry leaders from our target areas,” says VIV MEA show manager Renate Wiendels. “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from many countries. Already we know that there will be officially organised delegations JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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from Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, Morocco and Iran.” A new aspect of the VIV MEA experience in February 2018 is the recognition of Morocco as “Country of Honour”. Morocco has developed its poultry sector under the leadership of the national poultry industry confederation called FISA. This confederation is working with VIV MEA on the “Country of Honour” programme. “It recognises the position that Morocco occupies as a link between Europe, the Mediterranean world and also subSaharan Africa, where Moroccan poultry professionals are already integrated in Mauritania, Mali and Senegal,” Renate Wiendels explains. “Taking this into account, we had no hesitation in choosing Morocco and its already well organised poultry industry to be the Country of Honour at VIV MEA 2018 and symbolise the regional spectrum covered by the show. “Individuals attending from Morocco will therefore not only receive a special welcome but also enjoy full priority status during their visit. It will be the show's way of reaching out to the Moroccan industries as they enter the next stage of their market development, while encouraging a strong participation at VIV MEA by the country's leaders in animal proteins and further enhancing Africa's connection with our regional hub event.”

country UAE, India is generally placed among the world's top locations in terms of its growth potential for animal protein production and processing. Promotional activities on behalf of VIV MEA 2018 have included taking the show's message to the 300 delegates at the 34th Annual Indian Poultry

Science Association Conference in Bangalore in November 2017, which led to the identifying of a delegation of 80 top professionals for a special highend programme to visit the show at the same time as many other industry professionals from India who will surely join the event in Abu Dhabi.

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FRANCE IS A MAJOR BREEDER AND A LEADER IN THE EUROPEAN UNION FOR ITS PRODUCTIVITY, VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS AND THE GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF ITS EXCEPTIONALLY DIVERSE RANGE OF BREEDS, MEATS AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

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usiness France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be running a French pavilion at VIV Middle East Africa, which takes place in Abu Dhabi on February 5-7. This trade fair devoted to livestock will feature almost 20 French companies, all eager to present their latest offerings and know-how. Thanks to the genetic quality of its livestock and the strength of its livestock industry, France is a major breeder and a leader in the European Union for its productivity, value-added products and the global distribution of its exceptionally diverse range of breeds, meats and dairy products (included the 1,000 different cheeses). France is also one of the world's leading producers of milk and meat thanks to the vitality of its livestock which contribute to name France as an international excellence and reference in this industry. This regional exhibition, whom the first edition was held in 2016, became a major event in the country gathering every poultry and cattle sector's players from upstream to downstream. This biennial event allows the connection between more than 270 international exhibitors and a high quality trade show's visitors, with more than 6,000 visitors expected. Some of the latest French products and innovations will be presented at the French pavilion, which will cover a surface area of 248m2 across halls 6 and 7. The French

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exhibitors will show the diversity of the French offer since there will be players from the sectors of:  Animal nutrition  Hygiene and animal health  Equipment and innovative solutions for hatchery & laboratory,  Equipment for the pasteurization and sterilization of food liquids for milk and dairy products  Efficient egg processing lines This year, again, the Brittany Region of France, has a strong presence since the Region is one of the leaders in Livestock industry in France (specifically in poultry). Being a partner of Business France, Bretagne Commerce International will support 11 companies during the exhibition. Few figures for France :  nearly 20 million of bovine heads;  200,000 beef farmers;  First producer in Europe (1,5 million of tonnes of meat);

 exports of 1,5 million of baby

beef (alive for growing);  at least 12 different breedings unlike other producers in the world (Charolais, Limousine, Blonde d'Aquitaine, Salers‌.);  7 millions of sheep heads and 1,5 million of goat population;  142 millions of poultry population (chickens, ducks, gooses, guinea fowl, turkey): France is Europe's leading producer of poultry, producing a combined total of just over 1.8 million tonnes (13.5% of total production in the European Union) and exporting more than 31% of its production. The ever-growing demand for French exports speak for the high quality of its produce. This is thanks to the excellent health guarantees, high appreciation worldwide for the French know-how, the growing success of their farms and reputation of their products as well as high customer satisfaction. JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE TO BE HELD IN ABU DHABI

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he Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture 2018 (GFIA), returns to Abu Dhabi as part of the UAE's Innovation Month to showcase the latest gamechanging innovations and technology from across the world critical to food security across MENA. GFIA Abu Dhabi will be held with strategic support from Abu

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WITH A RAPIDLY GROWING POPULATION, THE MENA REGION'S NEED TO ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY IS MORE URGENT THAN ALMOST ANYWHERE ELSE. GFIA OFFERS VISITORS A PIONEERING CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION TO FOSTER MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE, COLLABORATION, RECOGNITION AND YEAR-ROUND ACTION BETWEEN REGIONAL FOOD PRODUCERS, BUYERS, INNOVATORS, POLICYMAKERS AND INVESTORS.” Nicola Davison, GFIA Event Director. JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment from the 5-6th February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Free to attend, GFIA Abu Dhabi, is taking place alongside VIV MEA the world's leading expo for poultry and livestock production and ApiARAB the regions first ever B2B event dedicated to increasing the productivity of beekeepers and honey producers in the UAE. With 1,200,000 hives in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and 100's of tonnes of honey produced annually across the Gulf countries the new event will support the growth of this sector. Renowned for its line-up of innovative speakers GFIA Abu

Dhabi 2018 will focus on six key areas: indoor/covered farming and hydroponics; date palm production; fish farming; livestock and animal health; sustainable crops; and apiculture. With an emphasis on sensible farming practices, conservation of the environment, yields, pests control and overcoming challenges to climate change over 200 manufacturers and suppliers will present ideas and inspirations in sustainable food production from across business and science to over 15,000 visitors expected to attend the trio of events. “With a rapidly growing population, the MENA region's need to address food security is more urgent than almost anywhere else. GFIA offers visitors a pioneering

conference and exhibition to foster meaningful dialogue, collaboration, recognition and year-round action between regional food producers, buyers, innovators, policymakers and investors,” stated Nicola Davison, GFIA Event Director. Davison added: “GFIA was born from the belief that continuous innovation in agriculture is the only way to feed nine billion people by 2050 sustainably. Since 2014, GFIA events have welcomed over 20,000 visitors, and we are proud to work with over 50 globally significant partners committed to using the Forum as a catalyst for change.” Registration to attend GFIA Abu Dhabi 2018 is now open www.innovationsinagriculture. com

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GULFOOD PREVIEW

GULFOOD 2018 MEGA SHOW TO CONSOLIDATE UAE'S LEAD ROLE IN GLOBAL FOOD AGENDA

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he 2018 edition of Gulfood, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade event and the first major international food industry trade show of the year, will further strengthen the UAE's lead role in setting the global food agenda, according to the exhibition organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Citing the long-established reputation of Gulfood as a key driver in fostering innovation across the local, regional and global food and beverage supply chain, DWTC officials revealed on-site sales generated by 95,000-plus buyers and visitors at Gulfood 2018 which runs from 18-22 February - will contribute heavily to a global food market

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expected to generate revenues of USD3.03 trillion by 2020, according to Research and Markets, a Dublin-based market research company. With the global food market due to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 per cent from 2015 to 2020, the UAE food and beverage market alone is anticipated to reach a valuation of AED82 Billion (USD22 billion) by the end of the decade, according to Euromonitor International. “In attracting the Middle East's largest trade industry audience, generating huge transactional volumes every year on the show floor, and setting global foodstuff commodity prices, Gulfood is the region's premier food and beverage industry platform - it underlines Dubai's leading role in the global food sector,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events, DWTC. “With regional investment in food production on the rise, international manufacturers see the Middle East as a lucrative market for their products. In this dynamic climate, Gulfood continues to empower the global food and beverage community as an unmatched trading and knowledge platform that offers unrivalled market overviews and insights to industry professionals.” The bright forecast for Gulfood 2018 follows hundreds of major deals struck and initiatives launched at this year's event, including US Beef regaining eligibility to ship beef products to Saudi Arabia, a USD31 million market. US

exhibitors at the show reported on-site sales of USD85.5 million with forecasts of a further USD722 million in direct sales as a result of their participation, according to the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). The FAS also recruited 47 potential food and beverage suppliers - with a network spanning Asia, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East - to service US exporters at Gulfood 2017. In the UAE, Dubai-based gourmet snacks specialist Hunter Foods signed a lucrative deal with Chinese importers, while the Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Meteorology (ESMA) hosted the pioneering Global Halal Industry Platform. Following a successful debut in 2017, Gulfood 2018 will continue its sectorised approach to further increase accessibility and trading potential. Tens of thousands of finished food and beverages will be featured in halls dedicated to eight of the biggest commodity trading sectors: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food. With the Pulses, Grains & Cereals and Fats & Oils sectors already close to being sold-out amid unprecedented demand, the Meat & Poultry sector is also tracking strong sales two months before the show. “For United States red meat exporters, Gulfood has a wellestablished reputation as the premier marketing event in the JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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Gulf region,” said Philip Seng, President & CEO, US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). “Over the years, Gulfood's footprint has expanded considerably and it's now a key venue for exporters looking to grow their business in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Europe.” New to the 2018 event is the Gulfood Discover Zone, where exhibitors will be able to apply for recently-launched products to be showcased in an exclusive and interactive lounge. The Gulfood Discover Zone will also feature a dedicated area for companies that have never conducted business in the MENA region before and are using Gulfood as a marketentry opportunity. Finalists for the Gulfood Innovation Awards, which also return in 2018, will also be showcased in the Gulfood Discover Zone. Another new feature is the Gulfood Start-up Competition, which is designed to foster JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018

further innovation in the food and beverage supply chain. Open to aspiring food industry professionals or students, the competition will reward sustainable development and socially-impactful ideas that are either disrupting the old ways of doing business, or promoting healthier and environmentallycorrect practices. “Gulfood Start-up promises to be the region's most influential innovation enabler for the next generation of food industry pioneers,” added LohMirmand. “The competition will connect impassioned food technology entrepreneurs from across the Middle East with the region's largest food technology and product buyers.” With more than 5,000-plus exhibitors expected at the 23rd edition of the event, Gulfood 2018 will feature more than 120 national pavilions including first-time participants from as far afield as Estonia, Serbia and Slovakia. The show will also see

hundreds of international heads of state, ministers, government officials and scores of national trade associations eager to ink lucrative bi-lateral trade agreements among tens of thousands of anticipated visitors. Gulfood 2018 will also see the return of perennial features including Halal World Food, the world's largest annual Halal food sourcing trade show; the annual Emirates Culinary Guild International Salon Culinaire; the world's largest single-entry chef competition; and the Gulfood Innovation Awards, which recognise best-in-class excellence and innovation across the region's food and drink industry. Gulfood 2018 is a trade event open strictly to business and trade visitors. The show is open 11am7pm from February 18 - 21 and 11am-5pm on February 22. Visitors can pre-register for AED250 (USD68) at www.gulfood.com to save AED150 (USD40) on the on-site entry fee of AED400 (USD108).

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IPM DUBAI REVIEW

IPM DUBAI SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES ON A GREENER AND FRESHER NOTE

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he Middle East's leading horticultural fair, the International Plants Expo Middle East - IPM DUBAI 2017, concluded successfully on Thursday (December 7, 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Center under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports. The event was held in conjunction with the World of Perishables (WOP) DUBAI 2017, the leading platform for fresh produce in the Middle

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East under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality. The annual exhibitions hosted over 300 exhibitors from around the world showcasing a wide variety of natural green products and services as well as fresh produce to meet the growing demand of the region's major cities, which constantly innovate and develop to build a livable and sustainable environment for both citizens and visitors. The event catered to the increasing in the region for horticulture and floriculture sector due to urban greening projects led by developers and city managers, striving to increase the natural biodiversity in cities. Tarek Sibai, Show Director, planetfair LLC, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are overwhelmed with the successful conclusion of 12th edition of IPM DUBAI which has demonstrated the keenness of the region to really grow a greener society. WOP Dubai 2017 is no less, as fresher and higher quality food produce are gaining popularity

across the region. The UAE in particular has a fast-growing market for fresh produce, including organic products. The tandem between IPM and WOP continues to get better each year, creating a niche market concerned with building a more sustainable and healthier environment. The opportunity for growth is huge and we can expect a bigger and greener event next year.â&#x20AC;? Trade visitors were treated to a diverse range of plant species, garden and landscaping accessories, logistics support services, plant maintenance, floristry and garden features from local, regional, and international market. A total of 37 country participants & 15 official country pavilions were participating in both the shows. Among the highlights of the event are the European lifestyle trends on floristry which was showcased at IPM Dubai 2017 in a unique presentation of the German Florists' Association's creative floral designs themed "Harmonise", "Equalise", "Energise" and "Rebel". WOP DUBAI 2017 JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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cooperated with Fruitnet Forum Middle East on December 4, a day before the opening. The brand-new networking event organized by leading industry publication Eurofruit, a member of the publishing company Fruitnet Media International, brought together some of the region's leading industry players and discussed some of the concerns of the fresh produce trade in the Middle East. Jacopo Taconni, Marketing and Communication Manager, Fresh Fruits Company, commented: “Surely the quality of the visitors and decision makers attending every year is remarkable. Dubai is an important hub for fresh business and this show considered to be the gate to the Arab World. The trade fair presence has

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surpassed our expectations, which is why we have a positive outlook on further participations. I would like to thank to all WOP DUBAI team for the services that have been provided during the show.” “Barakat welcomed the opportunity to meet some of our existing suppliers from around the world and also the opportunity of meeting new suppliers looking to establish their products here in the UAE market,” stated Steve Rudge, VP Procurement of Barakat Group of Companies. The event also hosted various seminars during the three days for both IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI, particularly on cultivation technologies for horticulture such as 'Application of Humic Substances in Dry

(Arid) Areas, Applications and Results' by Dr. Yasser Degham of Humintech, Germany and 'Control Options of Relevant Parameters for Optimal Plant Growth' by Herald Braungardt of Step Systems. Harald Braungardt, General Manager of INDEGA, Association of German Companies for Horticulture said: “On behalf of all the exhibitors of the German pavilion, it was once again a very rich and fruitful participation. With our consistent presence here, we have strengthened our existing business connections and met new and promising contacts. We will definitely come back next year to the IPM and WOP trade show with the support of Germany's Ministry for Agriculture.”

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IPM ESSEN REVIEW

ATTENTION FOCUSED ON SALES CONCEPTS ORIENTED TO CONSUMERS AND TRENDS

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rom January 23 to 26, IPM ESSEN was once more the top address for the international green sector. At Messe Essen, 1,564 exhibitors from 45 countries presented new products, strong sales concepts and innovative technology along the entire value added chain to the expert world. In this respect, the world's leading fair for horticulture was able to chalk up an increase in visitors from abroad and more decision takers. The highlights included the visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark within the framework of the partner country presentation of our Scandinavian neighbour as well as the appearance of the fashion designer Michael Michalsky on the Landgard booth. "We are more than satisfied with the course of the fair and, in this respect, are also

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speaking on behalf of our exhibitors and visitors. An outstandingly positive mood prevailed in all the halls," Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, was pleased about the success of the event. The proportion of foreign visitors has risen from 36 percent to 38 percent. Furthermore, 71 percent of the guests at the fair have purchasing and procurement powers in their companies with an increase of around two percent, an even better result than in the previous year. In total, over 54,000 visitors set out on the journey to Essen. "That is a top-class result. IPM ESSEN is the global number one of the green trade fairs," continued Kuhrt. The ordering activities were on a constantly high level in 2018: One third ordered goods for the coming season directly at the fair. Eva Kähler-Theuerkauf,

President of the North RhineWestphalia State Horticultural Association and Chairwoman of the Specialist Advisory Board for IPM, was also impressed: "If the horticultural year goes as positively as IPM ESSEN 2018, we will be very happy. The green sector is heading for new shores: The plant is no longer understood as a solitaire but instead much more as part of a modern living world." Focus on Sales Concepts Not only the advancing digitalisation was the dominant subject at IPM ESSEN. This year, it was conspicuous that the exhibitors decorated their booths in a lavish form. The presentation followed clear POS concepts. The pure display of individual products was pushed into the background. One pioneering highlight here was the Trend Show in Hall 13 which was JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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implemented at IPM ESSEN for the first time by the creative hands of the green stylist and trend watcher Romeo Sommers. Under the mottos of "Family Garden", "The New Gardener" and "Eat Your Greens", hortivation showed new trends and POS ideas with which garden centres will be able to address their customers successfully in the future. These also included a concept which caters for the customers' increased wishes for individualisation: Moreover, the popular items at the moment include easy-care house plants such as succulents which give the consumers a lot of pleasure but cause them only little work, air-cleaning

green plants, systems for the simple and space-saving cultivation of vegetables, sustainably grown products and combinations of toys and mini plants which are intended to introduce children to environmental subjects in a playful way. Romeo Sommers: "We were able to arouse the enthusiasm of very many visitors with the Trend Show and have already received inquiries from exhibitors who want to participate next year - and that along the entire value added chain in horticulture which is represented at IPM ESSEN in a fully comprehensive form. The 'Family Garden' motto may thus be related to the green sector,

too. We are only successful together. On the last four days, it has become very clear that the consumers are setting the pace. Together with the trade, producers must cater for the needs and lifestyles of our customers, surprise them and tread new paths in order to market green goods successfully. We have started precisely there and have given the garden centre operators helpful recommendations for action to take home with them. I am enthusiastic about the first-class way in which this offer was taken up." In addition, guided tours as well as first-rate lectures in the Speakers' Corner were offered on all the days of the fair.

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GROWTECH EURASIA REVIEW

A GLOBAL BRAND WITH INTENSE PARTICIPATION OF INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND COMPANIES

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nternational venue of agriculture, Growtech Eurasia 17th International Greenhouse, Agricultural Equipment and Technologies Fair has welcomed 517 companies including 160 international firms, 675 brands and 82 thousand 648 visitors including 5.381 foreign visitors on an area of 50k square meters at Antalya Expo Center under the main theme 'The Global Engagement of Agriculture and Technology' between November 29 and December 02, 2017. Organized in 5 main categories namely Greenhouse and Technologies, Agriculutral Equipment and Technologies, Irrigation Systems, Seed Growing, Seedling Cultivation, Plant Nutrition and Protection, Biological Control, Agricultural Machinery and Equipment, Growtech Eurasia Antalya enjoyed a great deal of attention

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from visitors for innovative products used in agricultural areas. In particular, driverless tractors with remote space control and self-automatic seedling planting machineries were stormed by visitors. “The highest number of exhibitors is from China with 46 companies” Mr. Engin Er, Growtech Eurasia Brand Director said, “We succeeded to increase the number of our international exhibitors by 35 percent more than previous year. Most particularly our visitors were from Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Algeria, Israel, Netherlands, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. The highest number of exhibitors is from China with 46 companies followed by Spain, Netherlands, Italy, France, South Korea and Taiwan. The fair was a success both as to number of exhibitors and visitors. We keep competing with our own. This year, we again hit last year's visitor record with 82 thousand 648 visitors. Moreover, we hosted a Buying Committee Program within the organization of West Mediterranean Exporters Union and in coordination with the Ministry of Economy. This committee, led by 31 people from 27 companies including Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Georgia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Sudan, Tajikistan, Jordan, made face one on one interviews with 37 exhibitor companies at fair area. Growtech Eurasia Fair this year again added value to our

national economy and farmers”. Agriculture Awards, a traditional ceremony for Growtech Eurasia, was also distributed this year to add value to agricultural production and support innovative products and named as ATSO GROWTECH Innovation Agriculture Awards in cooperation with the Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 'GROWTECH 2017 ATSO Innovation Agriculture Awards' Were Conferred to Winners The finalist companies at GROWTECH 2017 ATSO Innovation Agriculture Awards Contest organized in the context of Growtech Fair were conferred their rewards during ceremony attended by Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Durali Kolcak, the Chairman of Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Davut Cetin, President of the Assembly, Suleyman Ozer and Board Members Ethem Tayfun Kavukcu, Ayhan Kızılsavas and Ömer Dinç and Council Member of Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the ATSO Council Member Harun Ozturk, and the President of Turkish Union of Seed Growers, Kamil Yılmaz and the President of Chamber of Agriculture, Nazif Alp as well as many industrial representatives. Addressing a speech during the ceremony, Davut Cetin, the Chairman of Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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underlined that Growtech Fair was one of the most important fairs to Antalya and added "UBM Company successfully organizes this fair. This year is the innovation year for our Chamber and we repeated our cooperation with Growtech in agricultural innovation and here we are delivering these rewards. I hope our cooperation will increasingly grow in the forthcoming years and we will organize numerous huge organizations like this one under the roof of Growtech. Dr. Durali Kocak, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock mentioned “Agriculture requires knowledge, experience and technology. We all know the progress of technology. I would like to express my gratitude towards everyone who develops technology, which facilitated life for producers and cultivators. Technology has no limits. The more we develop and brand, the easier it gets for producers and the happier we make them. We can gain leverage for sustainability and competition. We can increase our producers' income and JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018

welfare. Therefore, we care much about technology. And award organizations are the most important motivational tools in this respect”. Turkey to boost its competitive power with geothermal and solar energy… On the second day of Growtech Eurasia fair, industrial representatives discussed “Today and Future of Agriculture Technologies”. Moderated by Irfan Donat, Agriculture Editor, the panel welcomed Muslum Yanmaz, the Chairman of the Greenhouse Investors' and Manufacturers' Association (SERA-BIR), Tanzer Bilgen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Doktar, Bulent Aytekin, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Greenhouse Construction, Equipment and Hardware Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (SERKONDER) and Prof. Dr. Mehmet Topakci, Academic Member of Engineering Department of Agricultural Machines and Technologies, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Akdeniz as lecturers for “Agricultural Talks”. Addressing at the panel,

Muslum Yanmaz, the Chairman of the Greenhouse Investors' and Manufacturers' Association (SERA-BIR) mentioned that effective use of geothermal and solar power to develop modern green housing would boost Turkey's competitive power. Seed Growing Industry Sprinting with R&D investments selling seeds throughout the world... Second session of Agricultural Talks addressed “New Approaches to Seed Growing”. Kamil Yilmaz, The President of Turkish Union of Seed Growers (TURKTOB) stated “with a history of 40 years, Turkish seed growing industry is a total success story. The number of companies, which was 3-4 on its year of founding, now reached up to 800. We managed 958 thousand tons of seeds by the end of 2016. Our estimated growth target for 2017 is 10 percent. Turkey now became the very country to fulfill seed requirements with R&D activities and thanks to such kind of events where seed growing companies are promoted on global market.” Driverless tractor exhibited at Growtech Eurasia to arrive in Turkey next year. GULF AGRICULTURE

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ϡϡΫ˰ΔϳέΎΠΘϟ΍ΔϠΣΎϘϟ΍ϲο΍έϻ΍ΔϴϤϨΗΔϛήη P.O BOX 5294,ABU DHABI, U.A.E, TEL-00971 2 6319244, FAX-00971 2 6318366 AL AIN BRANCH:P.O BOX 24694, AL AIN, U.A.E, TEL-00971 3 7217644, FAX-00971 3 7215006 MUSSAFAH BRANCH:P.O BOX 107219,ABU DHABI, U.A.E, TEL-00971 2 5545641,FAX-00971 2 5545642

Email : aridland@emirates.net.ae, www.aridlanddevelopment.com


FEED PREMIXES

SAUDI FEED PREMIXES CO. (SAUDI MIX)

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ith its unique geographical location within â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modon Lakeâ&#x20AC;? industrial city in Dammam Saudi Feed premixes Co. (Saudi Mix) is just few minutes away from all neighborhoods GCC farming customers. Saudi Mix is set to help its valued customers achieving their best feed performance results by providing them with a wide range of feed additives vitamins and minerals premixes and concentrate, Innovative and cost effective specialty produces that is all of superior quality and premium ingredients. Saudi Mix serve its valued customers through 3 main operational sections:

 Technical Support services Saudi Mix helps its customer achieving their best cost effective feed performance by providing feed analysis and formulation services. Together with its global partners we help farmers achieving better productivity with a very reasonable cost.

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 Manufacturing Saudi Mix produces a wide range of superior quality products for Poultry Aquaculture and large animal species. The new, state of art, premises has been designed to operate at the best internationally recognized quality and manufacturing standards.  Distribution Saudi Mix represents a range of globally recognized and quality focused giants including Vitalac (France), Sumitomo Chemical (Japan), Phileo Lesaffre (France) & BASF chemical (Germany) with a wide portfolio of specialty products for ruminant, Poultry and aquaculture industries including: Live yeast, Yeast cellwall, Enzymes, Glucose precursors, Beta Gluconate, Anti Salmonella, Mycotoxin binders, acidifiers, Amino acids pre and probiotics, etc.

P.O Box 9617 Dammam 31423 Saudi Arabia Tel: +966138354970 Fax: +966138328555 www.Saudimix.com JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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MARTEX PLANTING BAGS AND CONTAINERS THE COMPANY FROM POLAND OFFERING PRODUCTS FOR NURSERY SECTOR, AND FOR ORNAMENTAL, FRUIT, FOREST PLANT RAISING OR RECULTIVATION

Parking and transportation of planting bags, other types of containers, mulch mats and rings

Mulch mats for weed protection

Small mulch mats

Elastic mulch mat

Packing and transportation

Arrangement and transportation

Arrangement and transportation

Packing and transportation

Metal trunk shaping rings

ARBO®-STRONG

ARBO®-SAUNA

100% jute container in 270-360 g/m2 density

MARTEX® - TEXTILE PRODUCTS FOR RAISING OF ORNAMENTAL, FRUIT, AND FOREST SEEDLINGS, OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECULTIVATION Products commonly applied at nurseries, both in temperate and hot climate Used for raising trees in the forest, idle land, semi-desert area, steppe ……. Excellent for tree planting by the road and highway, useful for the purpose of general cleaning works, composting, and in any similar applications…….

Our representatives: D-Hermann Meyer KG: e-mail: mail@hermann-meyer.de NL/GB-B&P Co., www.b-en-p.nl Scandinavia: OY Urban natural Ab, www.natural.fi Russia: Landscape Design Ltd., www.garden-center.ru Ukraine: Demetra Ltd., e-mail: demetra@com.ua Bulgaria-Romania: Hermann-Meyer, www.meyer-shop.com Abu Dhabi: Arid Land Co., LLC., www.aridlanddevelopment.com e-mail: aridland@emirates.net.ae


POULTRY

DOMINANT OFFERS A CHOICE OF COLOURED LAYER

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he privately owned firm, DOMINANT CZ, offers a choice of coloured layer hybrid DOMINANT CZ programmes for egg production and cockerels festive meal. All of the parent stock programmes use auto sexing for easy segregation of day old hen and cockerel chicks. The strategy of the selection programme is to support the adaptability, flexibility and robustness in the bird for a variety of production conditions. DOMINANT CZ's programmes are more than 20 years old and have been used in more than 45 countries on four continents. DOMINANT CZ's birds are used as grandparents, parents

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and final hybrids in different production systems - for example in large cage based farms in Nigeria, Uganda, Kazakhstan and Ukraine and in ecologically sensitive production systems in Switzerland. Our programmes guarantee optimal productivity in small scale family farming systems in many European countries as well as in Africa and Asia countries in different production systems. The company aims to improve and produce from its own original layer programmes products that will perform in different management, feeding and environmental conditions anywhere in the world. The high flexibility and adaptability of our

programmes provides health, productive birds. Regular testing of Dominant CZ's programmes under a variety conditions invariably produces positive results. Although our birds differ in their colour, key characteristics such as growth, feed consumption and egg production are similar. This is beneficial for certain breeder customers who wish to offer a variety of products to their customers. JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


POULTRY

DOMINANT CZ provides a 'one stop genetic shop'. Currently our selection strategy is focusing on bird temperament, good feather cover throughout lay, high egg production of some 300 eggs per year, higher egg weight at the start of laying period (important for parent stock), high numbers of hatching eggs, strong day old chicks at the commercial product level. Adaptability and flexibility of our programmes gives many customers an economical advantage in the harsh environmental conditions of developing countries and in small scale egg production operations around the world. The history and tradition of layer selection in Czechoslovakia commenced in 1928. The first closed lines were produced in 1955 at the Dobrenice Research Station under the DOMINANT name. Selection uses internationally recognised genetic principles and latterly their geneticists JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018

have applied biological processes to practical selection. Since 1989, after the political and economic changes in Czechoslovakia, the results of this breeding programme have been internationally available via the sales and export of day olds to countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Angola, Nigeria and Ecuador. DOMINANT CZ co-operates with universities and animal research institutes to apply the latest technologies to layer selection. In doing this every effort is put into keeping flexibility and robustness in the breeding programmes so that our birds will be suited for different and suboptimal feeding and production practices. Within this importance is placed on maximal homogeneity and standardisation of all coloured DOMINANT CZ programmes. This results in similar growth parameters and final body weights because of the common

synthetic background of all our pure lines. These were derived from Rhode Island, Sussex, Plymouth Rock, New Hampshire and Leghorn lines. Breeding strategy aims to maximize yield from parent stocks by the production of large numbers fertile hatching eggs. Day old chicks are exported upon the signing of the contract with DOMINANT CZ from Lihen Studenec Ltd's hatchery. The minimum number of day old chicks for an export is 500. Specialised trucks are used for shipments of less than 1500 km. International shipments are despatched by air from Prague, Munich, Frankfurt a/M, Amsterdam or Paris. Day old chicks are vaccinated against Marek's disease using a bivalent vaccine. For more information visit www.dominant-cz.cz DOMINANT CZ RNDr. Milan Tyller Tel.: +420 602 642 557 Fax: +420 466 942 175 Email: tyller@dominant-cz.cz

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TECHNICAL MATS

COMFORT, AND SECURITY FOR CATTLE AND WORKERS

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DS manufactures and distributes a wide range of technical mats and rubber floorings for the agriculture industry. IDS products increase comfort, and security for cattle and workers. More and more farms choose to replace freestall straw bedding by rubber mats for three reasons: Rubber mats increase cattle comfort by using soft foam pads or naturally soft rubber to provide a confortable bed for cattle. The second reason is to reduce straw consumption. Indeed, rubber freestall beds only need a thin layer of straw to keep it dry. And last but not least: rubber beds are easy to clean with high pressure cleaner, therefore it

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prevents cattle infections, reduce manure treatment, and save time. IDS provides individual interlocking rubber freestall beds as well as rubber beds in roll. Various thickness and comfort qualities are available to meet the needs of every farm. IDS also offers solutions for circulation areas and milking rooms. Sturdy and anti-slip rubber floorings ensure security and comfort for cattle and workers by reducing risks of falls. Animals are less stressed, and injuries and veterinary costs are therefore reduced. The animal well-being improvement is visible on their productivity. Like rubber

freestall beds, rubber floorings are quick and easy to clean with high pressure cleaner. Some of IDS floorings are even suitable for scraped passage. IDS products help you to improve the well-being and productivity of your cattle, by using long lasting and high quality material such as natural rubber and latex foam to increase cattle comfort and security. They also allow you to save time and money by reducing straw consumption and cleaning time. JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


NUTRIPLUS COMMODITIES FZCO - DUBAI OUR PRODUCTS: Dairy TMR & Poultry Feed ingredients  Amino Plus Soy Bypass Protein  DDGS  Whole Fuzzy Cotton Seed  Alfalfa Hay & Pellets, Wheat Straw, Corn Silage  Sugar Beet Pulp Pellet  Soyabean Meal  Yellow Corn  Feed Barley  Corn Gluten Meal  Fish Meal

A.B GROUP Bem phos MCP/DCP Monocalcium phosphate 21% Dicalsium phosphate 18%

Trace Minerals & Additives  Calf Milk Replacer  Choline Chloride  Toxin Binder  Acidifier  Enzyme  Sodium Bicarbonate  Magnesium Oxide  Manganese Sulphate  Copper Sulphate  Zinc Oxide  Oyster Shell Grit

Contact: Middle East Distributor/Agent Nutriplus Commodities FZCO Chamber 205, Logistic Center, Dubai Airport Cargo Terminal, Dubai, UAE, PO Box 182030, Tel: 00971 42200902, Fax: 00971 42200903 Email: sales@nutriplusdubai.com Attn: Mr Mohammed Haneef, Managing Director Mob:00971 50 6569416


AQUACULTURE

KIMAGRO: THE FISH YOU CAN TRUST

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n slightly over two decades, Kimagro has grown from the vision of one man to a successful, respected Fish Farm, sustainably supplying the finest quality Sea Bass and Sea Bream across the globe. It's been an eventful process marked with key moments which helped to shape who we are today. The brand name represents the sea of its origin, near the Levant Basin which is steeped in history from the Knights of the Round Table sailing its waves and even landing on Cyprus shores, to the other various great empires, conquering the ancient worlds. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Our fish share in this rich setting and are more exposed to the natural elements of the Mediterranean Sea; something that is key to their steady growth and overall developmentâ&#x20AC;?, Antonis Kimonides, Managing Director of Kimagro. Fish you can trust: Kimagro requests a 'Premi Test' from Cyprus Veterinary Authorities in order to certify that no

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antimicrobial agents (antibiotics) are used during the fish rearing process. This means that several sample analyses take place both by the local Vet Authorties and the Company on a separate basis, throughout the year in order for this Certificate to be produced in confidence for our customers. Sashimi-graded: Kimagro

uses sustainable fish feeds that are under the full control and high standards of the Manufacturer who provides our Company with a confirmation notice of their heat treatment process. On 2nd June 2016, Kimagro's Levantina Fish have once again been awarded for exceptional taste and quality.

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AQUACULTURE

BLUE ISLAND: SPECILIZED IN MARICULTURE AND FISH FARMING

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he core of business of the company is the fish farming and trading of the Mediterranean species Sea Bass and Sea Bream and the trading of fresh fish from open sea fishing. The company was established in 1993 (under the name Blue Island Fish Farming Ltd) as a mariculture unit. A turning point for the company has been its conversion in 1999 into a Public Company and its listing in the Cyprus Stock Exchange. This development contributed to the growth of the company both in the field of mariculture and in the field of JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018

fresh fish trading. Today the company distinguishes itself in the Cyprus market in the fields of mariculture and fish trading, in addition to its size and its modern organizational structure and infrastructure. Both the structure and the infrastructure of the company are continuously developing, with a view to offering a reliable and complete service to its clients, both in Cyprus and abroad. Currently the company exports to most of the European countries, the United States, Russia and the Middle East. GULF AGRICULTURE

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AQUACULTURE FEEDS

SKRETTING IS THE WORLD LEADER IN THE MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLY OF AQUACULTURE FEEDS, MAKING US AN ESSENTIAL LINK IN THE FEED-TO-FOOD CHAIN. WE APPLY OUR KNOWLEDGE OF INGREDIENTS AND THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF FISH AND SHRIMP TO DEVELOP INNOVATIONS THAT ACHIEVE OPTIMUM NUTRITIONAL VALUE, SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AS WE SEEK TO FULFIL OUR COMPANY-WIDE MISSION OF 'FEEDING THE FUTURE'.

SKRETTING'S MISSION: FEEDING THE FUTURE

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ur mission is based on the challenge of feeding a global population that is forecast to reach 9 billion people by 2050. Along with the fast growing world population, increased urbanization, a growing middle class and changing diets will lead to a surge in demand for protein, especially in emerging markets. Our ambition is to contribute to meeting the rising food needs in a sustainable manner. We will do this by constantly seeking innovative ways to raise the

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efficiency and nutritional value of our products, the productivity of our activities and those of our customers, and to reduce the environmental impact of our value chains. Sustainability is in the nature of our business. The vision that inspires us “In a world with limited natural resources and a growing population, there is a rising demand for high quality meat, fish and shrimp. We will be the global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions that best support the performance of animals, fish and shrimp.” Skretting is an essential link in the feed-to-food chain. We apply our knowledge of ingredients and the nutritional needs of fish and shrimp to deliver optimum value to producers from

limited natural resources. We are supported in this position by world class innovation and technical capabilities. Some innovations are global solutions that can be adapted to multiple species and markets, while others resolve individual customer issues or deliver advances for a specific species or region. The values we live by Skretting follows a global culture that is open, in which all our people care deeply about what they do, about each other and the environment in which they work. To fulfil our mission of Feeding the Future, we adhere to four clearly defined core values Innovative, Caring, Collaborative and Capable - which are adopted throughout the group. JANUARY FEBRUARY 2018


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