Food & 

Rising populations, changing consumer trends and global climate change demand a reset of food and agriculture systems.

In the UAE, food security is high on the agenda. The nation imports approximately 90 per cent of its food due to its desert climate.

The onset of the global pandemic reinforced the integral role that food and agriculture plays in the economy. A heavy reliance on imports has prompted a shift in focus to developing solutions that increase self-sufficiency and the resilience of the UAE’s food system and supply chain. The National Food Security Strategy 2051 exemplifies this urgency with a bold ambition to ensure access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food year-round.

Our Food &
Agriculture portfolio

Louis Dreyfus Company LDC

LDC is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. The company’s activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines and platforms. LDC’s portfolio operates across global markets and has grown to include grains and oilseeds, coffee, cotton, juice, rice and sugar. LDC is active in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 18,000 people globally.
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Agthia Group

Agthia Group has a world-class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high-quality and trusted food and beverage products, including water (Al Ain, Al Bayan, Alpin Natural Spring Water, Bambini); flour (Grand Mills); Animal Feed (Agrivita); juices (Al Ain Fresh, Capri Sun); dairy (Yoplait); processed food (Al Ain Tomato Paste, Frozen Vegetables) and ambient and frozen bakery (Grand Mills).
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Al Dahra

Al Dahra is a multinational leader in agribusiness, specializing in the cultivation, production, and trading of animal feed and essential food commodities and end-to-end supply chain management. It has a large geographic footprint, operating in over 20 countries and catering to more than 45 markets.
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The Unifrutti Group is one of the leading global players in the production, R&D, marketing and distribution of high-quality fresh fruit. The Group’s operations span four continents and its produce is distributed in more than 50 countries. The Group oversees and manages the entire supply chain by directly owning the land and maintaining a global footprint in processing, commercial and logistics facilities.
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Silal's mission is to enrich people’s lives by ensuring access to sustainable food supplies, delivered through responsive sourcing and active collaboration with local, regional and international suppliers and manufacturers.
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LuLu International Holdings LIHL

LIHL is the leading hypermarket and supermarket chain in the Middle East. ADQ is working with LIHL to develop up to 30 hypermarkets and 100 express minimarket stores as well as state-of-the-art logistics hubs, distribution, and fulfillment centers to strengthen the retailer's eCommerce business across Egypt.
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Enhancing efficiency and resilience in food supply

As a trusted government partner, ADQ is increasing Abu Dhabi’s sustainable agricultural footprint, driving investments in AgTech solutions, and expanding local farmers’ ability to grow more produce domestically.

Our strategy is to map the UAE’s consumption basket, available resources and supply chain gaps, highlighted through a series of investments spanning the spectrum of the sector’s value chain. Through our investment activities, we are maximizing new technologies to scale local production sustainably and economically, bolstering the supply chain to diversify food sources and preserve essential supplies.

Increasing supply chain integration for grains

Louis Dreyfus Company

ADQ invested in Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), one of the world’s leading agri-commodities and food companies, to facilitate seamless supply chain integration for grains.

Cotton and rice merchandizer globally
Top 5
Grains and oilseeds player globally
+ 20x
Total traded volumes compared to the UAE’s consumption of grains and pulses

Al Dahra

We have a stake in Al Dahra,  a multinational leader in agribusiness specializing in the cultivation, production and trading of animal feed and essential food commodities and end-to-end supply chain management.

Forage supplier
Acres of owned and leased farm land
Countries with operating assets

Expanding access to affordable, locally-grown fresh produce

To help the UAE population access food at affordable prices, we created Silal. Through various programs and innovation-led initiatives, Silal facilitates the sustained production, sourcing, and distribution of essential foods to the nation’s retailers and the wider community.

Silal also provides local farmers with access to a network of engineers who offer training and advice on crop mix to help maximize profit. To monitor crop growth, Silal introduced IoT sensors to capture key parameters affecting crop growth – enabling farmers to make better decisions on irrigation, fertilization, and crop management to maximize locally-grown fresh produce.

Accelerating Agthia’s strong growth trajectory

Through organic and acquisition-led growth, Agthia has emerged as the domestic market leader in essential food and beverage categories including, water, flour and animal feed, and expanded regionally in two new categories, snacks and animal protein.

Local fresh produce supplier in the UAE
Increase of local fresh production post creation of Silal
of total local fresh production delivered

Driving innovation and competitive differentiation

With our innovation-led approach, we are harnessing AgTech capabilities to advance the development of the Food & Agriculture cluster and increase sustainability, quality and efficiency.

By developing the UAE’s first fresh produce AgTech Park, we are accelerating local food production and distribution. Taking greenhousing to a new age, the AgTech Park will enable fruits and vegetables to grow in a controlled environment year-round. It will also attract new operators to produce locally, helping improve productivity for local farmers.