Al-Jouf Agricultural Development Company
The Al-Jouf Agricultural Development Company is a publicly listed company in Saudi Arabia focused on the production and marketing of agricultural and food products, using state of the art methods. The total area of the venture covers 60000 hectares of fertile soil with an abundant underground water reservoir.
The Al-Jouf Agricultural Development Company produces fruits, olives and field crops such as wheat, barley, corn, onions and potatoes. The company currently produces (organic) olive oil and pickled olive fruits and other vegetables.
The Al-Jouf Agricultural Development Company cultivates a range of different potato varieties for different markets (Table Potatoes, French Fries and Potato Chips) and focuses on new dual purpose varieties to mitigate market risks.
The local climatological conditions allow the company to grow potatoes during three out of the four seasons (Spring, Summer and Autumn). The company cultivates a range of different potato varieties for different markets (Table, French Fries and Chips) and focuses on new dual purpose varieties to mitigate market risks. The company has storage facilities for 5000 tons of potatoes at its disposal.
The company aims to cultivate most (60%) of its potatoes in the summer, because Al-Jouf is the only area in the region where potatoes can be cultivated at this time of year.
In December 2020 the Al-Jouf Agricultural Development Company announced plans to construct a plant for the production of french fries. The construction of this potato processing facility is expected to start in 2021 and while the targeted completion of the factory is 2023.