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Our Story

Our journey commenced in 1960 in the city of Dikernes, initially focused on trading various grains. In 1990, our esteemed founder, Father Fathi Faroun (may God have mercy on him), embarked on the establishment of our first private modern rice mill. This milestone was realized in 1994, marking the inception of the first BUHLER rice mill in the Middle East under the banner of Al-Farana Company. With this modern facility, we began exporting Egyptian rice worldwide, laying the foundation for our industrial endeavors.

To adapt to evolving industry standards, in 2005, we inaugurated an industrial complex spanning 20,000 square meters in Gamasa industrial city. This complex included a rice mill, packing facility, and silos, bolstering our production capabilities and facilitating efficient operations. In 2012, recognizing the market demand, we expanded our facility to process a diverse range of pulses and grains, further diversifying our product portfolio.

In 2022, seizing an opportunity in the feed industry amidst the burgeoning growth of fish farming, particularly in Egypt aligning with Egypt Vision 2030, we ventured into fish feed manufacturing. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, we commenced fish feed production in January 2023, marking the beginning of a new chapter in our journey. This pilot year symbolizes our commitment to innovation and staying at the forefront of industry trends, as we continue to strive for excellence in serving our customers and contributing to the advancement of Egypt’s agricultural sector.


Chairman Message

Charting a Course for Success: Al-Farana’s Journey Continues!

As the son of our esteemed founder, Father Fathi Faroun (may God have mercy on him), I am honored to continue the legacy he started in 1960. Our journey, rooted in the trading of grains in Dikernes, has been one of evolution and growth, guided by the principles instilled by my father.

From establishing the first modern private rice mill in 1994 to expanding our operations in 2005, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to excellence. Now, as we venture into fish feed manufacturing in 2023, we embrace new opportunities while staying true to our heritage.

I extend my deepest gratitude to our dedicated team, loyal customers, valued partners, and supportive community. Together, we’ll continue to build upon our success and make meaningful contributions to our industry and society.

Warm regards,

Waleed Fathi Faroun 

Chairman, Al-Farana Company


Our Team

Al-Farana Company, our team is the heartbeat of our success. Comprised of passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds, our team embodies a shared commitment to excellence, innovation, and collaboration. With expertise spanning across various disciplines, from agriculture to technology, manufacturing, and beyond, our team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products and services to our customers worldwide.

United by a common vision and driven by a spirit of camaraderie, we work tirelessly to exceed expectations, foster creativity, and drive positive change in the industry. Together, we are not just a team; we are a family, bound by our shared values and a collective determination to make a difference.

Our Vision

Our vision at Al-Farana is clear: to expand investments in manufacturing agricultural crops, fish feed, and fish farming.

We also aim to establish an investment holding company to manage a diverse portfolio of industrial, agricultural, and commercial enterprises within the current decade.

Our Mission

Our mission at Al-Farana is to exceed customer expectations by consistently delivering high-quality products and services.

We strive to earn and maintain the trust of both existing and new customers through our commitment to excellence.

Our Goals

Our goals at Al-Farana are twofold: to broaden our product range to compete globally and to surpass an annual trading volume of 120,000 tons of agricultural crops and fish feed.

These objectives align with our overarching vision and underscore our commitment to excellence and growth.


Together, we'll continue to build upon our success and make meaningful contributions
to our industry and society

Waleed Faroun