Food SecurityWe play a critical role in securing food for the population of Saudi Arabia.
We consider ourselves a key enabler in the process of securing quality food for the population of Saudi Arabia.
Like other countries, the Kingdom aspires to increase its security with regards to food supply. The natural environment is characterized by harsh deserts, extremely high temperatures in combination with water scarcity. This requires a holistic strategy.
At ARASCO, our view is that water should not be used for the production of feed crops, since plant farming can best be done in countries with abundant natural resources, the so-called bread baskets of the world. Because consumers have the right to receive fresh animal protein products and also prefer that, ARASCO has since long put its efforts and investments in providing the Kingdom with sustainable solutions for a complex problem.
ARASCO's WAFI complete feeds are an example of ARASCO's view and contributions to food security; since WAFI some 10 years ago was introduced in the market the volume grew steadily year after year. Now more than a million animals eat daily WAFI providing living evidence that innovative, alternative feeding regimes for livestock are possible and profitable.
How we are taking care of KSA’s food security?
Our foremost important role is to bring the best feed and food ingredients to Saudi Arabia, to do so in large quantities and to manufacture these efficiently into food products for human consumption or enable our customers to do so.
As our business process can take more than three months, our storage capacity for feed and food ingredients is among the world’s largest, in total over 450,000 tonnes.
We build continuously on our relationships with the Top 10 global supply companies. The longstanding connections we share with our suppliers are built on trust, affording us the peace of mind that we can rely on them in our joint responsibility for food security.