The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority have recently unveiled the Fodder Market, a groundbreaking initiative in the Middle East.
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ADAFSA Launches Fodder Market

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) have recently unveiled the Fodder Market, a groundbreaking initiative in the Middle East. Under the visionary directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the UAE, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court, and Chairman of ADAFSA, the Fodder Market aims to revolutionize the livestock industry by providing livestock breeders with easy access to high-quality animal feed at competitive prices.

The launch of the Fodder Market is a strategic move that aligns with the UAE’s commitment to sustainable food production and National Food Security. The market will not only facilitate access to feed for breeders but will also create an integrated self-sufficiency system that promotes fair competition among suppliers.

With a capacity to serve around 40,000 breeders across the UAE and cater to more than 5 million livestock, the Fodder Market will play a pivotal role in enhancing livestock productivity. The livestock sector’s promotion is a crucial factor in increasing self-sufficiency in animal products, and the market’s implementation will ensure proper nutrition, promote sustainable practices, and empower livestock breeders as an integral component of the national food security system.

The Fodder Market is located near livestock farms and is connected to a group of existing regular markets. Additionally, an online platform for trading feed is available to all companies in the UAE, further facilitating transparent sales and purchases. Currently, there are 12 fodder outlets in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including 85 outlets allocated to 30 companies for the sale and marketing of animal feed. Future plans include the establishment of more markets and the inclusion of additional companies specializing in the sale and marketing of feed.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan emphasized the importance of the Fodder Market as an initiative to regulate the feed trade in the country. Furthermore, the Fodder Market will not only improve the efficiency of feed utilization and increase productivity but also ensure the economic viability and sustainability of the livestock industry. By providing a diverse range of grass and compound feed options through registered companies, the market will raise the caliber of fodder sold and traded, meeting international standards and satisfying market demands for animal food. In addition to benefiting from a wide variety of feed options and registered companies, breeders will also save time and effort by avoiding dealing with street vendors or purchasing fodder of unknown origin. The Fodder Market provides a reliable and trusted platform for breeders to meet their feed requirements.

The launch of the Fodder Market in Abu Dhabi marks a significant milestone for the livestock industry in the UAE. With its scale, innovative approach, and commitment to sustainability, the market is positioned to revolutionize livestock breeders’ access to high-quality animal feed. By ensuring the availability of safe and sustainable solutions while promoting fair competition among suppliers.

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