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February 26 – March 2
A consortium of three USAID programs (CHAMP, the Afghanistan Trade and Revenue project and the Regional Agriculture Development Program-South project) will support the participation of 25 Afghan exporters at the Gulfood Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Gulfood is one of the largest trade events in the food and beverage industry. The show brings participants from many different countries to sample new products in the food and beverage sectors. More than 4,500 firms exhibit at the event and more than 20,000 brands are represented.
With 80% of Afghans deriving their income from agriculture, boosting high value exports is central to Afghanistan's economic future. The Guflood exhibition provides a prime opportunity for Afghan exporters to display samples of their products, meet international buyers and negotiate deals. USAID has supported the participation of Afghan traders at Gulfood since 2012.
PARTICIPATING AFGHAN FIRMS
Afghan Moman Ltd.
+93 (0) 702 327 530
The company was established in 2015 for processing, packaging, and exporting dry fruits. The company has up to 185 employees during the season. The company exports to several countries especially to UAE, India, and Pakistan. The produce is sourced directly from growers in Southern Afghanistan with a daily exports 110 tons of dry fruits exports to India and 6.5 tons of daily sales in the local market during the season.
Afghanistan Red Gold Saffron Company
+93 (0) 700 402 340
Sadeq 33, 64 Metra Street
Afghanistan Red Gold Saffron, founded by the Rahmati family in 2006, sells saffron – both in bulk and packages. Its packaged products are sold under the Herat Saffron brand insides and outside of Afghanistan, tested in Germany and Spain for quality in compliance with European standards, and packed in Herat city in western Afghanistan. Afghanistan Red Gold Saffron provides quality saffron in accordance with HACCP, ISO, and organic standards.
Afghan Red Pomegranate
+93 (0) 788 394 836
Shorandam Industrial Area
The company was established in 2014 for processing fresh grapes, pomegranates, and apple juice from Afghanistan for exports to regional markets. The company has invested juice extraction and bottling in Kandahar and its brand name PURE is gaining recognition in the UAE. The company is also exporting fresh juice to Canada and the UK.
Agrifood Trade B.V. and Buzurg Afghan J.V. Nut Processing Company
Afghanistan: +93 (0) 780 826 904
Charae Haji Yaqoob
Established in 2012, Agrifood Trade B.V. and Buzurg Afghan J.V. Nut Processing Company is a joint venture that sells, processed, high-quality pine nut kernels to Western markets. With 45 employees, the company collects, disinfects, processes, packages and exports pine nuts, almonds, pistachios and raisins according to international standards. Through state-of-the-art technology, the company produces export-quality products of up to 150 metric tons per month for sale in Europe and the United States.
Alizai Fresh Fruits Ltd. (AFFL)
Haji Sadullah Khan
+93 (0) 700 006 524
Zhairi, Fresh Fruits Industrial Park
Alizai fresh Fruits Ltd was established in 2008 and is a leading fresh fruit traders and exporter of pomegranates and grapes in Afghanistan. AFFL has 210 employees and exports 180 tons of fresh fruits to India and Pakistan daily and 12 tons to local markets daily during the peak season.
Boustan-E-Sabz Agricultural & Livestock Company
Shawkat Ali Dariabi; Ziauddin Akbary; Ashraf Aaraam
+93-729 88 00 44
House 40, 2nd Street
Established in 2007, Boustan-E-Sabz Agricultural Company produces, processes, and packs different varieties of fresh and dried fruits according to international standards and makes customer satisfaction its goal. Boustan-E-Sabz exported 50 metric tons of fresh and dried fruits to India and more than 20 metric tons to Dubai in 2015-2016. The company offers fresh and dried fruits in different size packages according the international demand in export-standard plastic boxes. The company uses a value chain system that starts from cultivation, continues with processing and packaging and ends with export.
Faiz Gulab Ltd.
+93 (0) 707 110 139
Shorandm Dry Fruit New Market
Faiz Gulab Ltd is a Kandahar-based dried and fresh fruit company that exports to nuts, almonds, raisins, figs, dried apricots and beans to India, Pakistan and Dubai, UAE.
Farshid Amin Ltd.
+93 (0) 777 888 888
1st District Abdul Salam Market
With over 22 years of experience, Farshid Amin Ltd is recognized for his high-quality processing of dried fruits and nuts, as well as natural and medicinal plants. The company exports its products to India, Iran, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries.
Haider Refat Ltd.
+93 (0) 777 202 222
Shop# 15 Jaan Market 1st District
Established in 1993, Haidar Refat Ltd is a privately-owned company based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Haidar Refat Co.LTD is well known internationally and locally as a leading importer and distributor of dried fruits and nuts, dates, bakery ingredients, spices, beans, pulses, herbal soaps and many other food ingredients and consumer products.
Hasti Trading Company (HTC)
Ms. Fouzia Hariri, president
+93 (0) 796 345 132
Hasti Trading Company (HTC) is a Kabul-based company that was established in 2013. HTC’s main products are dried fruit and saffron, which it supplies to the domestic market and regional markets. HTC is now targeting international markets and is planning to export to the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Hayatullah Khan Fazli Ltd.
Haji Hayatullah Khan
+93 (0) 700 009 108 (AFG)
+971 42956230 (UAE)
Second Aino Mina Street No # 33
Al Hai Building, Al Ras Street, Deira
The company was established in 2012 and is one of the leading dry fruit traders and exporters in Afghanistan. Its principal products are dried figs, raisins, walnuts, and almonds. The company has 300 employees during the drying and packing season with a daily turnover reaching 70 tons of dry fruits exports to Dubai and India and 5 tons daily in local sales. Annual sales in the 2015/2016 season were $1.2 million.
Jamshid Ramin Trading Ltd.
+93 (0) 789 500 655
+93 (0) 777 200 451
+93 (0) 502 041 000
Jamshid Ramin Trading Ltd was established in 1994 and specializes in the import, export and marketing of cereals, legumes, dried fruits and nuts. The company has a 2,500 m2 sesame and halva production facility on an area of 16,000 m2 and exports its products to the Iran, Arab and Turkish markets. Jamshid Ramin Trading Ltd is committed to customer satisfaction on the highest level by producing healthy products in a hygienic environment. Jamshid Ramin Company has ten permanent employees and 200 contract workers.
Kanda Fruit Company
+93 (0) 798 200 003
Shorhandam Industrial Park
Kanda Fruit was founded in 2000 under the visionary leadership of Mr. Jalaluddin Saeed, who has many years of business experience in the dried and fresh fruit sector. Kanda Fruit Company has built a sound reputation in the market for its ethical business practices and customer trust. The company’s goal is to provide 100% high quality products to clients in local, regional and global markets at affordable prices. The company’s capital is about $5 million and its annual turnover is $500,000. Kanda Fruit Company has 200 employees.
King Khan Ltd.
+93 (0) 700 300 597
Shorandm Dry Fruit New Market
Established in 2005, King Khan Ltd is a privately-owned company based in Kandahar, Afghanistan. King Khan Ltd processes, exporters and distributors dried fruits and nuts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and United Arab Emirates.
King Saffron Company
Shar-e-Naw, Shahed Squre
Rayhan Tower 5th floor
Established in 2015, King Saffron produces, processes, and packs saffron according to international standards and makes customer satisfaction its goal. King Saffron Company exported 15 kilograms to USA in 2015. The company offers saffron ranging from 100 grams in small vacuum packages up to 5 kilograms in export-standard plastic boxes. The company uses a value chain system that starts from cultivation, continues with processing and packaging and ends with export.
Mahir Hamza Ltd.
Mr. Khalil Ahmad
International: +918800417570, +919818747570
Afghanistan: +93 (0) 700 362 656, +93 (0) 700 362 935
Kandahar Dry Fruit Market Industrial Park
Shoran dam, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Established in 2010, Mahir Hamza Dry and Fresh Fruit Company is one of Kandahar’s leading traders of fresh and dried fruits, including pomegranates, grapes, raisins, figs, dried apricots, and cumin seeds. The company exclusively sells its products on the international market, mainly to India, Dubai and Pakistan. From 2010-2016, the company traded 4,000 metric tons of fruit.
Milaad Jeihoon Ltd.
Shayeste Khan Javad (CEO)
+93 (0) 794 777 916
Sarai Timourshahi, Dry Fruit Market
The company was established in 2014 for processing, packaging, and exporting dry fruits. The company has up to 150 employees during the season. The company has exported to many countries especially exports to USA, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, Turkey, UAE and Bahrain. The produce is sourced directly from growers in Southern Afghanistan. Annual turnover is $3.5 million.
Mohammad Asef Afghan Ltd
Mohammad Asef Afghan
+93 (0) 729 295 000
Shop No. 476, Momand Fresh Fruit Market
Kote Sanghi, Sardar Dawood Khan Shahrak
Fruit Market – 1st block
The company was established in 2009 for exporting high quality refrigerated pomegranates, grapes, and apples to India and Pakistan. The company is an independent Afghan exporter and has buyer satisfaction as its goal. The company has invested in apple cleaning equipment and operates several cold stores in Wardak, Afghanistan. In 2016, the company exported 1,000 tons of apples to India and 1,000 tons of pomegranates to Pakistan with a turnover of $2.2 million.
Noman Nabizada Ltd.
+93 (0) 793 300 400
+97 156 150 6054
Block B Flat #14
Established in 1987, Noman Nabizada Ltd is a privately-owned company based in Kabul, Afghanistan and Dubai, UAE. Noman Nabizada Ltd exporters and distributes dried fruits and nuts to India and the UAE.
+93 (0) 700 355 851
Dry Fruit Industrial Park
Noorullahadi Ltd Dry Fruit Company was established in 2015 and is one of the leading dried fruit exporters from Kandahar. It deals principally in dried figs, different types of raisins, pine nuts, pistachios, basil seeds, dried mulberry and dried curd. The company has over 200 employees during the drying and packing season with a daily shipment of up to 100 tons of dry fruits exports to India and 3 tons daily in local sales during the season. The company has a turnover in excess of $1.5 million per year.
Omaid Bahar Group
Mr. Omaid Sadiq
+93 (0) 786 002007
+93 (0) 202 320 465
+93 (0) 799 867 506
+97 (1) 506 56 0475
With decades of experience in domestic and international business, Omaid Bahar Group established the first and only fruit processing factory in Kabul: Omaid Bahar Fruit Processing Facility. ISO 22000 and HACCP certified, the factory has the capacity to produce 70,000 tons of juice annually. The company is proud of its new “Fruit Plus” and “Naw Bahar” juices which come from exotic flavors. Omaid Bahar Group employs over 600 employees and implemented contract farming for the first time in Afghanistan. The company’s annual turnover is about $5 million and its current capitalization is $40 million.
Sedaqat Asia Ltd.
+93 (0) 700 301 967
Dry Fruit Industrial Park
The company was established in 2011 and is one of the leading dry fruit traders and exporters in Afghanistan. Its products include figs and raisins. The company has up to 180 employees with a daily turnover reaching 60 tons of dry fruits at peak times. The company exports to India and has 3 tons daily in local sales during the peak season. The annual turnover is $1.1 million.
Zemarai Rasouli Ltd.
+ 93 (0) 777 755 555 (Afghanistan)
+ 90 212 558 0538 (Turkey)
+ 90 535 941 2991 (Turkey)
Zamarai Rasouli’s goal is customer satisfaction. It has over 35 years of experience in processing, and exporting dried fruits, nuts, and natural and medicinal plants, with deals reaching 3,000 metric tons. Main export destinations include India, China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Europe, United States, South Africa, UAE and other Gulf countries. The company is registered with the Afghan Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan, and other relevant organizations.
Zeyaratjah General Trading L.L.C
Abdul Wahab Habibzade
Behind Saint George Hotel
Al-Hai Builing, Shop No. 04
AL RAS Street
Established in 1987 in United Arab Emirate and Afghanistan, Zeyaratjah General Trading produces, processes, and packs high quality of dried fruits from Afghanistan such as: pistachio kernel, almond kernel, walnut kernel, pine seeds, dried figs, dried apricots, apricot seeds, dried mulberry, different types of raisins and saffron according to international standards. The company offers natural and high quality products with a special taste that differentiates its products. Zeyaratjah General Trading offers more than 1,000 metric tons annually of high quality Afghanistan dried fruits to Turkey, India, Europe, the United States, UAE and other Middle East countries. UAE and other Middle East markets.
Ahamd Qais Jaweed
ZiBA Foods is dedicated to the sustainable promotion of Afghanistan’s treasured agricultural products. ZiBA works with Afghan farmers, cooperatives, and trade associations to bring high quality dried fruit and nuts to the global wholesale and retail marketplace via an Afghanistan-based processing business that creates employment and economic opportunities for Afghans.