The Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID) is an independent multilateral financial institution established in 1976 in Sudan with the vision of achieving food security in the Arab World. Its Head Office is located in Khartoum, Sudan with a Regional office located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. AAAID has 21 member states who have collectively contributed an Authorized Capital of KD 336 Million (1,098 Million US Dollars), its Paid up capital is KD 185 Million (USD 606 Million) as of December 31st 2016. Membership to AAAID is open to all Arab countries that contribute to its capital. AAAID engages in a range of Agricultural Investment activities including plant processing, animal production, agricultural processing and other related activities. By enacting its core mission of reinforcing food security, AAAID has been and remains a strong contributor to the region’s sustainable development and has succeeded in improving the lives of thousands of people through the support of income-generating activities and provision of revolving loans to small-scale producers. AAAID further provides production services, research and development programs, technology transfer, training and capacity building activities in targeted communities. This is line with its commitment to the well-being and prosperity of the Arab people through responsible agricultural investment and development practices.