Category: Agriculture

Thai Government is stepping up “Thailand 4.0” towards agro-processing

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Thai Government is stepping up “Thailand 4.0” towards agro-processing

Thailand’s strategic location at the center of Asia and its deep investment in trade and logistic infrastructure make it a perfect gateway to ASEAN and its 630 million inhabitants.

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Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

Will the UK government wake up to the Halal market opportunities in the food and drink industry? They are already looking at opening up the market to sell British lamb to Kuwait.

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South Africa: W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

| 01/04/2017 | Reply
South Africa:  W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

“We have put focused interventions in place to support emerging businesses in several competitive sub-segments, including in the Halal space.”

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UK consumes more organic meat than any other country in Europe

| 29/03/2017 | Reply
UK consumes more organic meat than any other country in Europe

The UK is the largest market for organic meat across Europe, consuming 84,000t in 2016, new research has revealed.

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Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

| 11/03/2017 | Reply
Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

The purpose of opening the Halal office in Armenia is to meet the needs of Muslim tourists and help the Armenian farmers to export their products to Islamic countries.

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UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

AHDB is currently considering introducing assurance standards for both stunned and traditional Halal sheep meat.

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Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

The country could have a significant share of global Halal meat export if it could fulfill SFDA conditions after having the necessary infrastructure.

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Irish beef and dairy at top of trade mission agenda to Gulf States

| 25/02/2017 | Reply
Irish beef and dairy at top of trade mission agenda to Gulf States

The mission will include visits to Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, all major cities in the region, and will involve over 30 separate engagements.

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Qatar: Food safety tests soon in private labs

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Qatar: Food safety tests soon in private labs

As part of ensuring the highest level of safety of both imported and local food, the central lab is set to adopt a number of new procedures, including a ‘Halal Laboratory’ system.

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Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

| 18/09/2016 | Reply
Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

The Halal sector has for too long been obsessed with ensuring technically correct slaughter methods with only minimal regard for the Tayyib components that will ensure real food quality.

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Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

| 18/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides.

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Pakistan has negligible share in global Halal food market

| 24/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan has negligible share in global Halal food market

Pakistan is a completely halal production base country and has direct access to consumers in Central Asia, Middle East and Europe.

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Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak CPO holds great potential in halal market

The state’s crude palm oil (CPO) could further establish its presence in the global halal market through shariah-compliant certification.

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Expert says GCC should invest in food production

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Expert says GCC should invest in food production

It could also serve as a source of food export revenues, which could shave off $20bn worth of food imports from the US.

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As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
As rates of chronic diseases in the ME rise, Australian farmers could have the answer

Agribusinesses in Australia have been cashing in on demand for perceived safe and healthy food, according to a trade and business group.

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UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

Local produce claiming to be organic must be certified by the federal Emirates Authority for Standards and Metrology. Imports must meet Ministry of Environment and Water rules.

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Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Malaysia Must Develop Food Security Policy

Government agencies, agriculture entrepreneurs and independent farmers could play a role in ensuring adequate and quality food supply in the country.

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Brunei, Thailand to join forces in Halal food industry

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Brunei, Thailand to join forces in Halal food industry

THE Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) will lay the groundwork for more collaboration with Thailand in the halal food industry, its minister said.

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Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time.

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