Animal Feed Webinar "From Feed to Food - Food Security"

Theme: From Feed to Food

Supported by: Dutch Poultry Center + VIVMEA

Date & Time : Thursday April 1, 2021 08:30 – 08:50 UAE Time


The webinar is to be on the occasion of the virtual trade mission to the UAE, Oman and Qatar from 22 March to 1 April. The mission is organized by the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO). This trade mission will be centered around the Water - Energy - Food Nexus, and focuses on innovative solutions in these sectors.  The virtual trade mission will be headed by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, and will take place digitally. It is aimed at companies and knowledge institutes active in the sectors water, energy and food.  


In line with the UAE’s government role in preparing and implementing plans, programs and activities to support the agriculture sector, food safety and security, and biosecurity in Abu Dhabi Emirate, the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, ADAFSA, announced providing AED641 million support to Abu Dhabi’s farmers, livestock breeders and small-scale producers in order to improve farmer’s income, animal feed and compound feed programs.

In the Global Food Security Index the UAE is ranked on the 21st place, as the country jumped an impressive 10 places (from 31) compared to the previous year. It reflects the successful efforts of the UAE government to obtain increased food security, in addition to the aim of establishing the country as a world leading hub in innovation-driven food security.

The Netherlands animal feed market is improved and predictable to reach US$6.862 billion in 2024. The Netherlands is amongst the fastest growing animal feed markets in Europe, increasing consumption of raw and processed meat coupled with rising health awareness are driving the demand for animal feed in the country. Swine feed is the dominant segment in the Netherlands animal feed industry with around sixty percent of the market share.

Major industry players are Nutreco NV, De Hues, ForFarmers, Purina Animal Nutrition (Land O’Lakes), Alltech and Cargill Incorporated among others. The Netherlands animal feed market has been analyzed through following segments:
By Type: Fodder, Forage, Compound Feed
By Livestock: Swine, Aquatic Animals, Cattle, Poultry, Others
By Raw Materials: Soya, Canola, Rendered Meal

The Netherlands has a lot to offer across each aspect of the animal value chain, aiming at intensifying the cooperation with the UAE to contribute to further developing the local agriculture ecosystem. VIVMEA was very big with the participation of 72 Dutch companies, it was held in Abu Dhabi and planning to be held again in the UAE – Abu Dhabi between 23 – 25 November 2021

Target audience:

  • Dutch animal feed companies with an interest in the UAE.
  • Dutch Poultry Center DPC’s members.
  • Local authorities and government (ADAFSA, MOCCAE, EAAD), universities (AlAin University, Emirates University), Research Center (ICBA, Masdar), International organizations (ICARDA and FAO).

Overall the objective would be to spark the interest of both Dutch and local potential stockholders in the animal feed sector in the UAE and in the same time to provide with better understanding of this sector in the Netherlands.


  • Opening
  • Introduction by moderator 
  • Panel discussion 10 mins
  • Presentation DPC 
  • Presentation ADAFSA (TBC)
  • Presentation Hendrix
  • Presentation Private sector representatives UAE
  • Q & A (5 minutes)

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