Gulf Petrochem is eager to further diversify our portfolio by expanding into trading in Agricultural products. It trades gains and oilseeds: wheat, corn, barley, soybeans. Those grains are mostly used in the animal feed industry. The group also trade some pulses and peas that are for direct human consumption.
Agriculture is likely to be one of the most important challenges of the 21st century as an ever-growing demand in emerging markets would need to be met while natural resources are a limiting factor. Gulf Petrochem focuses on specific niche markets in India, the Middle East and East Africa, where they already have a strong presence and will tap Asian markets and conduct some limited proprietary trading related to its physical flows.