|27 January, 2019

A’Saffa Foods is gold sponsor of Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries' Food Investment forum 2019

Aiming to be one of the key drivers and frontrunners of economic growth and sustainability in the sultanate

A’Saffa Foods is gold sponsor of Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries' Food Investment forum 2019

In supporting the Government’s endeavor to further expand its partnership with the private sector - A’Saffa Foods, the Sultanate’s largest integrated poultry, snacks and allied food producer, was pleased to be the Gold sponsor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Food Investment Forum that was held under the patronage of Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, and Dr. Fuad Jafar Al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Aiming to be one of the key drivers and frontrunners of economic growth and sustainability in the sultanate, A’Saffa Foods’ participation in the Forum was but natural, as it brought together key stakeholders from the agricultural and fisheries investment arena, from both the public and private sectors. Organized over a span of two-days at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Forum witnessed the participation of experts, researchers, investors, and partners who discussed investments supporting food security, as well as the optimization of promising investment opportunities at the Forum.

Eng. Mohammed Suhail al Shanfari, CEO of A’Saffa Foods averred, “A’Saffa Foods is humbled to have supported the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ progressive approach to defining and addressing sustainability challenges within the Sultanate’s agriculture, livestock and fisheries sector. The learnings from this Forum will go a long way in shaping the future of agriculture, livestock and fisheries – sustainably, responsibly, and efficiently. By participating in and lending our support to events off this nature, we look forward to continuing to deliver positive impacts for the community in particular and the nation at large, in the years to come.”

He continued: “At A’Saffa Foods we are constantly looking for ways to innovate and build food security for the future. In keeping with this, we are always committed to collaborating with the right stakeholders to understand and prioritize food security and support tailored initiatives which create shared value for the Omani community, the planet and all stakeholders in the value-chain.”

In their endeavor to foster and support food security, self-sufficiency and increased employment opportunities in the Sultanate, A’Saffa Foods’ Board of Directors have approved an expansion plan to raise chicken meat production capacity by 100 percent. The total capital expenditure outlay of the expansion is RO 45 million. Following the expansion, the annual slaughtering capacity of birds will go up to 44 million, expanding the company's annual poultry meat production to a whopping 42,000 Metric Tonnes.

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