Al Ain agri expo draws good crowd
Abu Dhabi, February 28, 2012
The second agricultural exhibition, organised by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), in Al Ain was a big success drawing around 4,500 visitors from all walks of life to the event.
The expo was held from February 22 to 25 under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and the chairman of ADFCA.
The event concluded with an award ceremony in which a number of individuals and companies were honored for their performance excellence in various aspects of farming as well as for constructive participation in the exhibition.
The awards were given in several categories, taking into account the diversity of activities within the agriculture sector, said an ADFCA statement.
Mubarak Al Mansouri, the executive director of the Agriculture Sector at ADFCA and the chairman of the expo organizing committee and Mohamed Jalal Al Reyaysa, the director of Communication and Community Service at ADFCA, gave away the prizes at a special ceremony on the last day of the event.
They also honored the companies that sponsored or supported the event, it added.
The first, second and third prizes for the best model farm went to farms owned by Obaid Khalifa Al Jaber Al Marri, Talib Abdullah Matar Al Rumaithi and Ebtisam Obaid al Balouchi respectively; whereas the prizes for the best animal farms went to Ahmed Saeed bin Murshid al Ka’bi and Abdullah Mohamed Murad respectively.
The awards for the best firms in animal and veterinary production in 2011 went to Al Ain Farm for Cows and Al Samman Poultry Farm for cow farms and poultry farms respectively.
The following are the other awardees and their categories: Fish farms (Al Jarf for Fish), Butcheries and slaughter houses (Al Aali Slaughterhouse in Abu Dhabi), Clinics and hospitals (The German Veterinary Clinic), Pharmacy (Scientific Veterinary Centre), Veterinary Depots (Eurofeet Veterinaries), Laboratories (Al Aman Veterinary Laboratory) and Fodder (Hurs and Cors Company).
Al Foah and Agthia, (both strategic partners); Al Dhahra Agriculture, First Gulf, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and ADCB (strategic sponsors) and Adnoc, Saif & Bin Harmal Drilling Establishment, Bin Ham Electrical and Mechanical Company, Al Wathba Company (supporting sponsors), were all honoured.-TradeArabia News Service