Abu Dhabi: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD Group) is working to realise the UAE’s vision of becoming the best in the world on the Global Food Security Index by 2051 by strengthening its integrated ecosystem and the food supply chain.
KEZAD will display its products, services, and business solutions at the 28th Gulfood, one of the biggest F&B sourcing events in the world, in an effort to build relationships with the more than 5,000 firms from 125 countries that will be there.
These companies will have the chance to observe how KEZAD opens up opportunities in the food industry by fostering the ideal conditions for development and success. Attendees to the event will have the opportunity to learn about the key advantages KEZAD offers and from companies already functioning in the industry within the KEZAD ecosystem.
The Abu Dhabi Food Hub – KEZAD is located on 3.3 square kilometres of the 7.3 square kilometres that make up the KEZAD food sector ecosystem, which is currently home to more than 40 international, regional, and local businesses.
Mr. Abdullah Al Hameli, CEO Economic Cities & Free Zones, AD Ports Group, stated that, “The UAE has taken bold steps since the formation of the country in line with the vision of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder of the Nation, with moves towards building a sustainable farming ecosystem to achieve ultimate food security. At KEZAD, we are fully aligned with this vision and have made great strides in supporting its realisation, as we move to secure food sources today and in the future. We continue to monitor the latest trends and bring innovation and best in market solutions to Abu Dhabi to overcome any challenges in achieving our goals.”
Some of the biggest brands in the world are represented in the food ecosystem of the KEZAD Group, including Sadia, Pinar, Oasis, Nestle, Lacnor, Al Kabeer, and AlDahra Kohinoor. Other upcoming projects in KEZAD include a 2 million square foot facility with an expansion plan of another 3 million square feet for the establishment of an Al Rawabi dairy production facility. PRAN Foods’ facility, which is spread across more than 42,000 square metres and cost $29 million, will produce food locally and export it throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. 10,000 Al Rawabi cows will live on the dairy farm, which will expand their export efforts throughout the greater GCC region and cost $176 million.