IOFS Officials visited Qatar’s Baladna to explore how to ensure food security for its member states.
19 July 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
The Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) Officials recently visited Baladna, Qatar’s largest dairy and beverage producer, to explore how to ensure food security for its member states.
The Baladna team showed the group around the milking parlour, restaurant and three separate processing facilities. The group discussed the expertise and technical know-how related to sustainable agriculture, rural development and farming technology which could help member states ensure food security.
Director-General of Islamic Organisation for Food Security Yerlan Baidaulet and Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Qatar HE Askar Shokybayev were given a comprehensive tour of the Baladna’s 2.4 million sq metres farm.
This year, Baladna is investing in crop farming as part of the group’s backward integration strategy to become the producer of many raw materials used for Baladna’s goods. Baladna is working with the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA) to help Malaysia achieve self-sufficiency in fresh milk.
Commenting after the visit, Baladna Managing Director Ramez Al Khayyat said, “Baladna played a pivotal role in Qatar’s journey to safeguard food security. I feel confident that our collective experience in achieving dairy self-sufficiency in a difficult environment will be valuable to the member countries of the Islamic Organization of Food Security.”
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