Hamdan bin Zayed chairs Al Dahra Holding's board meeting

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. — Wam
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. — Wam

Dubai - The Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 is the key motivator for Al Dahra Holding to invest abroad and build efficient agri-food supply chains.

By Wam

Published: Sun 10 Oct 2021, 3:56 PM

Last updated: Sun 10 Oct 2021, 3:58 PM

The UAE fully recognises the central importance of food security in ensuring sustainable development and providing decent life for its citizens and residents alike, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Board Chairman of Al Dahra Holding, on Sunday.

"Since its establishment, the UAE has been determined on adopting a forward-looking vision conducive to developing an efficient food strategy based on best international practices and standards adopted by various international organisations concerned," said Sheikh Hamdan as he chaired Al Dahra Holding's board meeting at Al Nakheel Pace in the presence of Abdulhamid Saeed, the Chairman of the Executive Committee, and Khadim Abdulla Aldarei, the Managing Director, in addition to a number of the company's board members.

He described the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 as the key motivator for Al Dahra Holding to invest abroad and build efficient agri-food supply chains, the dividends of which the UAE is reaping now.

"Al Dahra Holding is aware of the critical challenges posed by climate change in light of the significant decline in agricultural land and sharp drop in water resources therefore showing sincere determination to place the food and water security issue at the heart of its strategy," Sheikh Hamdan added.

He called on the board members to accelerate efforts to achieve the set targets for the Al Dhahra Holding to be a real partner in and sustainable supplier for agri-food supply chains with the ultimate goal of ensuring supply sufficiency, high quality of farming and production operations, affordability of logistical distribution and protection of the environment and natural resources.

Sheikh Hamdan had earlier been briefed on the company's financial and administrative status and five-year strategic plan in addition to its business strategy for transformation for the coming years.

The Board approved the formation of the Executive Committee under the chairmanship of Abdul Hamid Saeed and the membership of Khadim Abdulla Aldarei, Mohamed Hasan Al Suwaidi, Khalifa Al Suwaidi and Engineer Hussein Salem Al Kuthairi.

The Board also approved the appointment of Khadim Abdulla Aldarei as Managing director of the company.

Al Dahra is a prominent multinational leader in agribusiness, specialising in the cultivation, production and trading of animal feed, essential food commodities and end-to-end supply chain management.

The company enjoys a widespread geographic footprint, with a workforce of 5,000 employees, operating in over 20 countries and catering to more than 45 markets, with a leading position in Asia and the Middle East. — Wam

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