A GLIMPSE OF HASSAD
Established in 2008, Hassad Food is a fully owned subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Considered as the country’s investment arm in food and agribusiness sectors, Hassad has several strategic commercial investments, both internationally and locally that supports Qatar’s food security efforts.
Internationally, Hassad invested in key strategic establishments in Australia, Canada, Turkey, Oman and others. In Qatar, Hassad owns multiple subsidiaries that directly manage the company’s key investments, such as, Aswaq for Food Facilities Management, which manages the central markets, and Mahaseel for Marketing & Agri. Services Company, which provides marketing services to more than 400 local farmers.
Hassad also invested in the Arab Qatari Agricultural Production Company (QATFA), which owns the larges vegetables farm in Qatar. Hassad invested as well in the Arab Qatari Company for Poultry Production (Al-Waha), the leading poultry producer in Qatar. Additionally, Hassad invested in the animal feed sector through Aalaf Qatar, which owns three of the largest animal feed farms in the country, and in the dates processing sector through National Food Company “NAFCO”, which owns the largest dates processing facility in Qatar.
Hassad also acquired strategic minority shares in Baladna Company and Widam Food Company, operating domestically in the dairy and livestock sectors, respectively. Finally, Hassad played and will continue to play a major role in food security and crisis management, as well as, the field of research and development.