ADFSC agricultural supply centres achieve 22.6% growth in sales

ABU DHABI, The agricultural supply centres of the Abu Dhabi Farmers Services Centres, ADFSC, achieved a growth of 22.6 percent in their sales of agro-inputs, veterinary products and tools and equipment during the first half of 2018, compared to the same period of 2017.

The ADFSC marketed 14.6 tonnes of fresh vegetables produced by farms in the first half of the year, an increase of seven percent as compared to the same period of 2017.

The centres have a network of six branches around the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The centres aim to provide agricultural supplies at competitive prices and support farmers by providing consultations and raising their awareness about the ideal use of agricultural supplies, as well as informing them about the best types of fertilisers, the quantities required for each crop, and the appropriate agricultural techniques to increase productivity. This reflects the development of the local agricultural sector and will help increase the income of farmers.

According to statistics, seeds and fertilisers made up the majority of the centres’ sales.

The centres sell a variety of products including seeds, fertilisers, veterinary materials and feed additives, as well as pesticides, irrigation supplies, greenhouse materials, personal protective equipment, poultry breeding materials, bee production equipment, and landscaping and garden facilities.

Dhafer Al Qasimi, Director of Operations and Trade Administration, said that the centres are key to supporting farmers and increasing their income, as well as directly support local products, as they provide agricultural supplies at competitive prices, which will reduce the production costs of farm owners, increase their profits and ensure sustainable agriculture.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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