Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has received significant demand from livestock breeders seeking high-quality fodder at competitive prices on its Fodder Market service since its launch. The market was launched by ADAFSA in collaboration with the government services platform TAMM.
Within the first two weeks of activation, the Fodder Market service recorded more than 60,000 visitors and successfully completed more than 37,000 transactions. The sales figures for this period amounted to more than AED 97,200,000, with more than 59,000 tonnes of animal feed sold.
The Fodder Market began providing its services on 1 July to beneficiaries registered with the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority.
As the largest and first of its kind in the Middle East, the Fodder Market caters to approximately 40,000 breeders nationwide, satisfying the needs of more than 5 million livestock. It facilitates the connection between fodder buyers from different emirates and suppliers authorised by ADAFSA.
The Fodder Market was launched by ADAFSA following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the UAE, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADAFSA . Its primary objectives are to provide high-quality animal feed at competitive prices and offer safe and sustainable solutions that enable local fodder companies to access markets. Located near livestock farms (Ezbah), the Fodder Market is linked to a group of existing regular markets in addition to an online platform for trading feed available to all companies at the UAE level.
As part of its commitment to promoting sustainable food production, ADAFSA aims to leverage resources, capabilities and initiatives that regulate the fodder trade in the country. The Fodder Market initiative represents a significant step in achieving this goal by integrating physical markets and electronic trading.