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Supply, demand shift ‘largest risk to farm sector’

The fundamentals of supply and demand are causing concern, with increased consumption in emerging market, climate change and natural disasters affecting supply, while urbanisation in emerging markets lead to a de

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'Peak soil' threatens global food security

The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth's thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.

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Bahrain set for major food production boost

Bahrain's fisheries and agricultural sectors are expected to receive a major boost in investment in the next five years.   Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi said that in

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DGCX to launch agricultural contracts

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) is planning to launch agricultural commodities contracts in the first quarter of 2015, the bourse's chief executive officer said on Monday. "That's something we really wa

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World food prices jump again in March

Global food prices rose to their highest in almost a year in March, led by unfavourable weather for crops and political tensions over Ukraine, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organisation&

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Top agri, vet events open in Dubai

AGRA Middle East and VET Middle East today, the region’s specialist agribusiness and veterinary trade events, opened today (March 25) in Dubai. Opened by Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of Environment & Water, the sh

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4 UAE companies in race for agri innovation awards

Four UAE-based agriculture industry companies are in the race for their sustainable agriculture innovations for the 2014 AgraME Awards to be held in Dubai this month.   The awards ceremony which will take place o

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NZ minister to visit Gulf states

New Zealand’s Primary Industries and Agriculture Minister Nathan Guy is visiting Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE this week in an effort to boost trade relations. “This visit is an opportunity to build on New Zealand&rsq

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Bahrain to set up national food company

A proposal to set up a national food company will be on the agenda of the next parliamentary session. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the plan for the government-owned firm which aims at promoting food security.

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Bahrain 'needs to develop agriculture sector'

Bahrain needs to develop its agriculture sector so that it boosts the economy and ensures healthier environments by increasing green spaces and achieving food security. This was highlighted as the 10th edition of the Bahrain Inter

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