Keen to develop the dairy sector in Egypt

Juhayna organizes the annual conference for dairy farms development for the seventh year in a row

Thabet: We have placed farms development on top of our strategic CSV priorities to provide raw milk leading to food gap reduction

Cairo, December 29, 2018: Juhayna held its seventh annual dairy farms development conference based on its strategy and belief in the role played by the dairy sector in the growth of food industries. The conference activities included honoring the most successful farms that achieved the highest production rates with the best quality during 2018.

The event tackled several topics including means of developing the sector, discussing the latest ways to overcome dairy farms challenges, and working to push the production process to reduce imports, leading to a reduction in the food gap. This was in addition to the main objective that aims to raise the farmers’ awareness about the latest dairy industry developments through scientific lectures by specialists and experts in animal production.

Moreover, Juhayna presented its vision, new plans and means of joint-cooperation to develop the dairy sector. The company also encouraged the exchange of experiences amongst farms. The conference was attended by a number of leaders from Juhayna headed by Saif Thabet – Juhayna Food Industries CEO and Vice Chairman, and all the farms development department team members.

Juhayna puts the development and upgrading of farms as a top priority within the framework of its strategy to create shared values. Farms development is considered a value of common benefit among all parties, which contributes to increasing milk productivity and achieving significant progress in relation to bridging the food gap, increasing the livestock and raw milk provision, in addition to reducing imports. Juhayna’s keenness is proven by the existence of a specialized section for farms development that applies the latest international standards and technologies to ensure the production of high-quality raw milk, said Thabet.

Furthermore, as per the cooperation protocol signed between the food bank and Juhayna in 2014, the food bank depends on Juhayna as a consultant to manage its farms and apply the latest scientific methods, support and technical supervision in the aim to establish the “Wafra Farms” which specialize in animal production. Hence, Juhayna has been given the priority to purchase the farm’s milk production, added Thabet.

It is worth mentioning that Juhayna provided technical support for the development of shelter and refrigeration systems for small and medium-sized farms, with a total number of 6,500 cows and an average daily supply of 122 tons, covering approximately 80% of the company’s raw milk needs. This is to ensure the breeding of cows in a healthy environment and the production of safe milk that meets the global standards. The company also aims to increase the number of participating farms to 120, equivalent to about 60% of farms in Egypt, with investments of up to EGP10 million.