Mid-East Commodities and General Trading Company FZC is a multinational company based in Fujairah, the United Arab Emirate. Its specialties are Agricultural Value Chain Management and Bulk Shipment/Supply of Finished Products to Local and International Markets. The value chain management begins from the embryonic
Tending and Production of Farm Produce in Commercial Quantities.
Value Addition Through Preservation, Processing and Packaging of Farm Produce into Finished Products
Bulk Shipment of Processed and Preserved Commodities to Local and International Market.
The Company was established in 2009 to cater to the growing needs and fill the agricultural production blanks of the economies of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This, it
services; (viii) absence of irrigation farming; (ix) poor breeds and species of animals in these continents; and (x) obsolete processing and preservation methods.
Under its agricultural value chain business, done in conjunction with its strategic partners and alliances comprising specialists in the secondary and tertiary sectors of agricultural production across the globe, the Company provides the following services:
- Clonal Propagation;
- Artificial Insemination and Sperm Bank Development/Management;
- Biotechnological Farming;
- Animal Breeding (for dairy, hides & skin, and meat);
- Heli Culture;
- Value Addition through Preservation, Extraction, Processing, and Packaging of finished products;
- Manpower Development; and
- Warehouse Management.
For a smooth running of its business of bulk shipment of commodities to local and international markets, done largely through waterways, the Company has also forged strategic partnerships with
- Port Development;
- Waterfront Development;
- Dredging and Reclamation;
- Channel Management;
- Management of Lighthouses, lightships, beacons, and other safety mechanisms for shipping;
- Industrial Town Planning
- Landscaping and Beautification;
- Facility Management; and
- Free Zone Development.
The services under the agricultural value chain management are offered on either consultancy basis or on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis to agricultural-based companies in emerging economies that require them.
However, the core agricultural value chain business of the Company is structured in the form of Out-Growers Farming Cooperatives/Off-Taker model. Through this unique arrangement, the Company leverages on human reason, artificial intelligence (AI), cooperative farming, as well as modern techniques in processing, extraction; preservation, and distribution of agricultural produce to create wealth for all stakeholders along the agricultural value chain: the farmers, the community, different levels of government, the international community, and private investors. In fact, the agricultural value chain business is deliberately designed with the intention of optimizing returns to all stakeholders and creating employment for the populace.
Mid-East Commodities and General Trading Company
The Out-Growers Cooperative model involves a carefully planned manpower development scheme in which the Company engages the best minds in agronomy to educate farmers in the developing world on modern agricultural processes and procedures. The training, patterned in the form of Train-the-Trainers scheme, aims to inculcate in the farmers, the need to shun obsolete agricultural practices and imbibe/embrace the latest technologies in crop production, animal husbandry, fish farming, Livestock Farming, Beekeeping, horticulture, and a host of others.
To this end, the manpower development scheme is geared towards
Farmers who successfully complete the programme are certified and engaged by Mid-East Commodities and General Trading FZC as Out Growers. However, the Company deals with farmers through farming cooperatives and not on individual basis. Farmlands of farming cooperatives are used where available. In this case, the land is perimeter surveyed and the owners are rewarded accordingly. Where farming cooperatives lack farmlands or the space available to them falls short of the
Through the cooperative bodies as well as experts in Agricultural Extension Programmes, the Company provides qualified farmers with such inputs as high breed seeds, high breed animal species, fingerlings, and a host of others. The farmers also receive basic tools and
To ease the financial burden of members of the farming cooperatives, the Company runs a microcredit scheme that enables participating farmers
The Company serves as the Off-Taker and Demand Creation Catalyst for whatever the farmers produce through the knowledge acquired from the various training schemes, the input, and tools at their disposal, as well as
The other raw materials from the farms besides tubers go the Company’s strategic partners in the manufacturing sector for the production of different products. For instance, hides and skins from cattle are
The Trading arm of the Company, which falls into the tertiary sector of the economy handles the bulk shipment and supply business. It takes delivery of the processed/extracted commodities and those preserved and packaged in their natural state from the secondary sector for onwards transmission to local and international markets. Only products in which the originating country has
Along the distribution chain in both the local and international markets, the Company takes responsibility for warehousing of the commodities; freight (land, water, and air); and insurance of the goods. It also handles the other aids to trade including marketing communication designed to create a demand for the products in the local and international markets. Strategic partners of the Company in the marine industry complement and facilitate the bulk shipment business in countries where the Company has a presence in such areas as dredging and reclamation; channel management; management of Lighthouses, lightships, beacons, and other safety mechanisms for shipping; waterfront development; ports development; industrial town planning; and free zone development.
To be the dominant Company in raising agronomical practices in emerging economies to
To bring about Agricultural Revolution in the developing world through global best practices.