Sectors Agriculture & Food

Dubai Exports paving the way for Dubai to become global leader in halal food trade; market to be worth $1.6 trillion by 2018
Saed Al Awadi is the CEO of Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, tasked with increasing the volume and value of...
NASH President Aliasak Ambia on the importance of the palm oil industry to Malaysian small holders
Dato' HJ Aliasak B HJ Ambia is the President of Malaysia’s National Association of Small Holders (NASH). He spoke with The Prospect Group about the importance of the palm oi...
Malaysia to more than double current pepper production & export levels by 2020
Malaysia is the world's 5th largest producer of pepper, with plans to more than double current export levels by 2020. New production, research, and marketing techniques, as we...
Procafecol President Hernan Mendez on the international expansion of the Juan Valdez brand
Hernan Mendez is the President of Procafecol, a company created by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation to commercialize the Juan Valdez brand. He spoke with The Prospect G...
Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) Director General Grunsin Ayom on 2020 growth targets for the pepper industry
Grunsin Ayom is the Director General of the Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB), the governmental body for the pepper industry in Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Mal...
Jim Rogers on commodities, the agriculture boom, & perilous times ahead
Jim Rogers is a world renowned commodity investor and author of 'Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets'. He spoke with The Prospect Group about commodity an...
Malaysian Pepper Board Director General Grunsin Ayom on the pepper industry in Malaysia
Grunsin Ayom is the Director General of the Malaysian Pepper Board, the governmental body for the pepper plantation industry. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the strong...
Evolution Capital CEO Sanjay Singh on expansion plans for the company’s hotel and food businesses
Sanjay Singh is the CEO of Evolution Capital, a Stock Exchange of Thailand listed company investing in Asia's rapidly growing consumer sectors. He spoke with The Prospect Grou...
Felda Global Ventures (FGV) Group President & CEO Sabri Ahmad on post-IPO growth and expansion plans
Dato’ Sabri Ahmad is the Group President & CEO of Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV), a world leader in the plantation industry and the third largest IPO of 2012. H...
A’Saffa Foods Chairman Saleh Al Shanfari on food production & water scarcity in the GCC
Saleh Al Shanfari is the Chairman of A’Saffa Foods, the largest integrated poultry project in the Sultanate of Oman. He spoke with The Prospect Group about current consumer ...
Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) Managing Director Charles Ireland on GAB’s 2012 results & future growth outlook
Charles Ireland is the Managing Director of Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB), the market leader in the Malaysian beer and stout industry. He spoke with The Prospect Group about GA...
Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) CEO Yusof Basiron on Malaysia’s palm oil industry
Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Yusof Basiron is CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote the market expansion of Malaysian palm oil ...
Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) Director General Jalaluddin Harun on key developments in Malaysia’s timber sector
Dr. Jalaluddin Harun is the Director General of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), a statutory body accredited to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commoditie...
Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade, & Industry Robert K Sichinga on the country’s economic performance
Robert K Sichinga is the Minister of Commerce, Trade & Industry of Zambia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Zambia’s economic performance, challenges related to agricu...
Malaysian Rubber Board Director General Salmiah Ahmad on the Automatic Rubber Tapping System (ARTS)
Datuk Dr. Salmiah Ahmad is the Director General of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), which is responsible for the development and modernisation of the Malaysian rubber industr...
Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries & Commodities Bernard Dompok on the importance of plantation industries & commodities
Y.B. Tan Sri Bernard Dompok is the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Malaysia’s commodity mix, the indust...
Gulf Food Industries General Manager Adel Fahmy on food retail and distribution in the UAE
Adel Fahmy is the General Manager of Gulf Food Industries, a canned food products manufacturer based in Dubai. He spoke with The Prospect Group about manufacturing in the UAE,...
Nestlé Middle East Chairman & CEO Yves Manghardt on the retail landscape in the UAE
Yves Manghardt is the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Middle East, which owns and operates 17 factories and 37 offices in the Middle East. He spoke with The Prospect Group about N...