Category: Agriculture

Morocco aims to attract more investment from Gulf states

| 25/02/2014 | Reply
Morocco aims to attract more investment from Gulf states

“Morocco is a platform for Europe, Middle East, Africa and ideally situated as an export platform for the EU market, US East Coast and other markets.”

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UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: Revealed: How Genetically Modified Food Is Finding Its Way Onto Your Dinner Plate

Genetically modified (GM) food is flooding into the UK through the back door with many consumers unaware.

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UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
UK: British politicians will not be outlawing Halal slaughter

The organisation for the English beef and sheep industry (EBLEX) has called for two different Halal logos – one for stunned and one for non-stunned.

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Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

The challenge comes down to integrity risks. We need to start the process of owning the halal-agro-food supply chain.

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UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

| 03/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

‘Google-funded lab burger, and ‘cultured meat and leather developed by Modern Meadow’ – is this really the way forward?

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Japan’s whaling ship gets Halal certification

| 22/01/2014 | Reply
Japan’s whaling ship gets Halal certification

Japan’s whaling mothership has been awarded a halal certificate to prove the whales it takes from the Antarctic Ocean are Halal slaughtered.

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Japan: Firms pin hopes on selling halal rice to Muslims

| 22/01/2014 | Reply
Japan: Firms pin hopes on selling halal rice to Muslims

A group of small companies has launched a program to offer the Akita Komachi variety of rice to Muslim visitors to Japan.

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USA: LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food

| 10/01/2014 | Reply
USA: LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food

Maine becomes the second state to pass a law requiring food producers to label GMO food, but other states must follow before it goes into effect.

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Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Irish Dairy Board invests €20m in Saudi Arabia

The investment includes the acquisition of a 75 per cent interest in Al Wazeen Trading and the development of a new state of art cheese manufacturing plant at the Al Wazeen facility in Riyadh.

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UAE aims to become regional food hub

| 27/09/2013 | Reply
UAE aims to become regional food hub

A UN agency said the UAE could soon become a regional food hub, even though the country is not a food producer by nature. This would be achieved through the implementation of ambitious policies.

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Saudi Arabia: Agri, food focus for Saudi trade fair

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Agri, food focus for Saudi trade fair

The latest products, practices and techniques to meet Saudi Arabia’s surging food demands will be unveiled at an international food trade and industry show to be held in Riyadh in September.

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KSA food sales to reach $70 billion by 2016

| 29/07/2013 | Reply
KSA food sales to reach $70 billion by 2016

Food sales in the Kingdom account for around half of the domestic retail market and are expected to be worth almost $70 billion (SR262.5 billion) by 2016. Industry players emphasize the need for platforms to discuss key issues, discover new business and investment opportunities, and interact with major stakeholders.

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UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

| 14/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Kohinoor Foods to sell 20% stake in Dubai JV

Kohinoor Foods (KFL), one of India’s largest basmati rice and ready-to- eat foodstuff producers, plans to sell 20 per cent stake at Rs 160 a share in its Dubai joint venture, Rich Rice Raisers Factory.

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UAE lifts ban on Philippines poultry products

| 27/06/2013 | Reply
UAE lifts ban on Philippines poultry products

The UAE previously imposed a general ban on food shipments from Asia following reports of incidents related to the avian flu. While local agencies are engaged in halal certification, a UAE team will be going over as part of a country-specific accreditation process.

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Malaysia: Utilise Tekun Nasional Loans To Produce More Halal Food Products

| 14/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Utilise Tekun Nasional Loans To Produce More Halal Food Products

Entrepreneurs involved in the production of Agro-based products must take advantage of loans and facilities offered by Tekun Nasional to increase their production of halal food products says Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister.

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Philippines: Food exporters advised to meet Saudi standards

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
Philippines: Food exporters advised to meet Saudi standards

The Trade Department told food exporters and manufacturers to comply with the maximum residue limits for pesticides on food products imposed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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UAE second largest GCC food producer

| 25/05/2013 | Reply
UAE second largest GCC food producer

The UAE is the second largest food producer in the GCC after Saudi Arabia, accounting for 12.1 per cent of the GCC’s total production, the GCC Food Industry report has found.

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Dubai needs food from Africa

| 15/04/2013 | Reply
Dubai needs food from Africa

Next month the Ruler of Dubai, the Prime Minister and vice-president of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will be hosting the Africa Global Business Forum, a two-day summit focusing on doing business in and with Africa.

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Thailand, Brunei team up in food

| 13/04/2013 | Reply
Thailand, Brunei team up in food

Thailand and Brunei will foster cooperation on agriculture with a focus on food and halal products. The collaboration is in line with Brunei’s long-term development plan launched in 2008.

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Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University will work together for the development of Halal Industry. Halal Research Council has started an 8-month Post Graduate Diploma to provide trainings on Halal industry internationally.

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