About Sino Agro Food, Inc.
Sino Agro Food, Inc. is an agriculture technology and natural food holding company with principal operations in the People’s Republic of China. Together with Chinese co-investors, the Company acquires and maintains equity stakes in a cohesive portfolio of companies that SIAF forms according to its core mission to produce, distribute, market and sell natural, sustainable protein food – primarily seafood and cattle – and high value produce to the rapidly growing middle class in China. Company subsidiaries develop and distribute these high margin, high quality products as needed to meet the rising demand for fresh food of consistent quality and assured safety.
SIAF provides financial oversight and strategic direction for each company, and for the interoperation between companies. The Company owns or licenses patents, proprietary methods, and other intellectual properties in its areas of expertise. SIAF provides consulting and services to joint venture partners to construct and operate food businesses, primarily producing wholesale protein foods. Further joint ventures market and distribute the wholesale products as part of an overall “farm to table” concept and business strategy.
News and updates about Sino Agro Food, Inc., including key information, are published on the Company website (http://www.sinoagrofood.com) and the Company’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SinoAgroFoodInc). Investors may wish to view the Company's News and Press Releases or SEC Filings.
The Company's largest and most scalable businesses are its indoor seafood production farms and its cattle farms.
In aquaculture, the Company uses its proprietary high yielding A Power Recirculating Aquaculture System ("APRAS"). APRAS technology features:
- configurable indoor tanks using pure water that recirculates 60 to 120 times per hour
- fresh or salt water tanks as required by species
- controlled feed and growth environments
- no use of hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs or chemicals
Seafood is grown to commercial sizes and sold to established wholesalers and distributors. Additionally, prawn flies and fingerlings are sold to other prawn farmers.
At our cattle farms, live cattle is grazed on specified grasses grown with our proprietary fertilizers and methods; the cattle are raised and fattened using proprietary livestock feed (bulk and concentrate); then slaughtered at our abattoir, deboned and packaged, and sold through Company owned butcher shop concessions at Tesco PLC stores in China. Our meat and meat products are also sold to other well known third party wholesalers and distributors in China.
Holding Company Structure
A holding company, SIAF's Group Corporate Structure is organized as follows:
These are the companies that form the cohesive portfolio of equity stakes referred to above. These companies are joint ventures managed at an operations level by joint venture partners. SIAF intends to IPO subsidiaries when they reach viability for the public markets.
Operations in China
This map indicates the locations of our business entities in China.
Sino Agro Food actively demonstrates its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across and throughout all of its business entities. The government of Qinghai province recognized the Company's CSR contributions and efforts by awarding our SJAP operations the prestigious merit credentials of "Dragon Head Enterprise" status in October of 2013.
After successfully developing many aquaculture fishery farms and cattle farms and related businesses (including sales and marketing of produce and products) in Australia and Malaysia since 1998, SIAF's management team introduced our business activities in China in 2006. We are an engineering consulting company that specializes in building and operating agriculture and aquaculture farms.
To accomplish this, we utilize our expertise and know how in specific agriculture and aquaculture technologies. Our A Power Recirculating Aquaculture System is a patented and proven technology for indoor fish farming. We’ve developed modern techniques and technologies to grow, feed and house both fish and cattle. These are engineered into the designs of, and the management systems for, indoor and outdoor fishery and cattle farms. Our experience managing crops, and employing technologies (including hydroponic) to work within climate and growing conditions optimizes the production of organic, green and natural agricultural produce.
In all of these developments we have acted as the master engineer, pioneering the construction and building of farms, from raw land into fully operational facilities. We complete the construction and building of infrastructure including staff quarters, offices, processing facilities, storage, and all related production facilities. Our management teams are responsible for developing all business activities into effective and efficient operations.
In just a few years, SIAF has matured into a technologically advanced company dedicated to the agriculture and aquaculture industries in China. We currently operate our HU Plantation as well as our services in engineering consulting, specializing in the development of two major protein food products; namely, meat derived from the rearing of beef cattle and seafood derived from the growth of fish, prawns, eel and other marine species.
All with niche markets, revenues are generated from activities that we divide into five stand alone business divisions or units: (1) Fishery, (2) Cattle, (3) Organic Fertilizer, (4) HU Plantation and (5) Marketing and Trading.
This fifth and newest division, “Marketing and Trading” represents our strongest push to vertically integrate the Company operations, furthering the Company’s overall “farm to table” concept.