• 21,045


    Dina Farms Sales (1Q20)

  • 3,512


    ICDP Sales (1Q21)

  • 13,806


    Dina Farms Total Herd (1Q21)

Access to safe and healthy food is a top priority for citizens of Egypt and the region. Addressing this need necessitates investments in multiple solutions that provide safe, healthy and affordable food while tackling the issue of ever-rising populations.

Qalaa Holdings’ investments in agrifoods aim to overcome challenges facing the agricultural and food production sector in Egypt and the region, namely inefficient managerial expertise, the lack of economies of scale and insufficient funding. Qalaa Holdings’ companies in the agrifoods sector bring trusted household names to market, such as Dina farms.

Qalaa Holdings’ investment in large-scale farming in Sudan and South Sudan, which will cultivate more than 500,000 feddans of land, is a critical step towards the attainment of long-term food security in the country. Growing staple crops at home for domestic consumption first, and then selling value-added products regionally and beyond, minimizes the need for expensive imports. Large-scale farming is the most efficient, scalable and sustainable way to make significant strides in boosting productivity, while ensuring that local farmers continue to have access to land and resources.

Climate change and the scarcity of natural resources are among the top challenges facing the region. Since inception in 2004, Qalaa Holdings has been committed to rationalizing consumption with all of its investments, especially water. Dina Farms, for example, is using the world’s top irrigation systems on its 9,500 feddans of land in Egypt.

  • Gozour is Qalaa Holdings’s regional multi-category integrated agrifoods subsidiary. The group includes three primary lines of business: agriculture, dairy and dry consumer foods. Gozour portfolio companies include the nation’s largest privately owned dairy farm, Dina Farms....

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  • Wafra is Qalaa Holdings’s platform company for agricultural production in Sudan and South Sudan and includes the rights to more than 500,000 feddans of land through investments held under portfolio companies Sabina (324,000 feddans in Sudan) and Concord Agriculture (250,000 feddans in South Sudan). Wafra engages in large-scale cultivation of cash crops including grain sorghum, maize, sunflower, rice and various grain legumes for sale in the local market. In 2012, the Sabina farm completed the rehabilitation of more than 200 km of irrigation canals that will supply water to its own land as well as 13,000 feddans for local farmers. Sabina has also completed demarcation of its 324,000 feddans of farmland that has established clearly defined lines on both topographical maps and on the ground to insure that all stakeholders are aligned.

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  • Coinciding with Ramadan Dina Farms Subsidiary ICDP Launches New Fresh Juice Line and Announces a Doubling of its Yogurt Production Capacity

    The expansion and introduction of new product lines at the Investment Co. for Dairy Products (ICDP) which manufactures, markets, and distributes fresh milk and other dairy products under the brand name “Dina Farms” took place as scheduled despite challenging market conditions brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic
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  • Qalaa Holdings Agrifoods Business Unit Gozour Signs SPA to Divest its Holdings in Subsidiaries Enjoy and El-Aguizy

    Qalaa Holdings has an effective indirect ownership of 55% in both Enjoy and El-Aguizy
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  • Qalaa Agrifoods Business Unit Gozour Divests RIS Assets in Sudan and Cheese Manufacturer El-Misrieen in Egypt

    Gozour signs SPA’s to divest RIS assets in Sudan and El-Misrieen in Egypt for enterprise values of US$ 4.3 mn and EGP 50 mn respectively; transactions will result in the deconsolidation of a total EGP 20 mn in debt from Gozour’s balance sheet as Qalaa continues to divest non-core units and focus on growth of proven winners
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  • Qalaa Holdings Signs Sale & Purchase Agreement for Rashidi El-Mizan

    Qalaa Holdings announced today that its business unit Gozour has signed a sale and purchase agreement - with Saudi Arabia’s Olayan Financing Company and its subsidiaries - for the sale of 100% of confectioner Rashidi El-Mizan
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  • Qalaa Holdings Considers Sale of Dina Farms and Rashidi El-Mizan

    Aggressive move contemplates a potential exit of remaining key food businesses to accelerate group deleveraging and de-risking; would permit the refocusing of bandwidth and resources on energy, cement and other core businesses.
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