Officials during the event.
Doha: Hassad, Qatar’s leading food and agribusiness investor, announced that Aswaq for Food Facilities Management (a subsidiary of Hassad), has recently joined the World Wholesale Markets Union (WUWM) as as a premium member – making the State of Qatar the first in the Gulf region to unionize.
Eng. Mohamed Al Sadah, Managing Director of Hassad, said: “We are delighted that the State of Qatar is the first country in the Gulf region to join the World Federation of Wholesale Markets – through this membership, Aswaq will be able to access an international network of producers, distributors, suppliers and wholesalers.
Eugenia Carrara, Secretary General of the World Wholesale Markets Union, said during her visit to the wholesale markets managed by Aswaq: “The food security strategy that the Government of Qatar has deployed in recent years, in particular through of Hassad, is remarkable – the modernization of wholesale fresh food markets is a key part of this and has already proven to be a major asset in supporting local production and building the resilience of the supply chain of perishable goods.
With membership, Aswaq looks forward to benefiting from the latest trends and discussions in the fresh food industry and gaining access to online webinars on key wholesale and retail market issues from industry experts.
The World Wholesale Markets Federation WUWM, comprises over 220 members from 40 countries around the world, representing a group of global organizations concerned with food and fresh produce. The union aims to exchange experiences between institutions to contribute to the achievement of food security for countries.