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GCC food imports to top $53bn by 2020

Food import bill of GCC region will rise to over $53 billion by 2020 as soaring population and up to 90 per cent reliance on imported products foster long term supply concerns, according to a study. GCC governments must focus on s

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GCC food imports to top $53bn by 2020

Food import bill of GCC region will rise to over $53 billion by 2020 as soaring population and up to 90 per cent reliance on imported products foster long term supply concerns, according to a study. GCC governments must focus on s

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UN approves study on Bahrain farming plan

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has given its initial approval to conduct a feasibility study on Bahrain's farming project in Sudan. Under-Secretary for Agriculture and Marine Resources Shaikh Khalifa bin Isa Al

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Pegasus launches 'Teach a Man to Farm' initiative

Pegasus Agritech, a leading operator of hydroponics farming facilities, has launched the 'Teach a Man to Farm' initiative aimed at educating people in developing countries about the processes and methodologies behind hydroponic farming.

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Public-private tie-ups ‘vital for agri growth’

Robust investments in agricultural research and development from the public and private sectors are vital for the ongoing growth of the food industries in the Mena region, said an industry expert. Investments in research, science,

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Bahrain to develop hi-tech farming system

Bahrain hopes to follow Singapore's example and develop a hi-tech farming system that does not require huge amounts of land or water, according to a government minister. The aim is to combat land and water scarcity and reduce

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Agricultural technologies to showcase in Bahrain

Latest agricultural technologies will be highlighted at Bahrain's most colourful exhibition next week. The 10th annual Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) will open on February 26 at the Bahrain International Exhibition a

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Egypt, Sudan plan farming, livestock projects

  Egypt and Sudan want to launch joint farming, livestock and biofuel projects to help double bilateral trade, Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi said during his first visit to Khartoum.   Sudan im

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Sudan bank eyes more Gulf farming finance

Bank of Khartoum, Sudan's oldest bank, wants to boost its agricultural finance business with the help of Gulf banks after winning the African country's first-ever international rating, its head said. Its main shareholders,

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Civil war ravages Syrian farm sector: UN

Ongoing conflict in Syria has left its agricultural sector in tatters, causing wheat and barley output to slump by half and wreaking massive destruction on farm infrastructure, the United Nations' food agency said on Wednesday.

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