Category: Middle East & Africa

Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

| 08/06/2017 | 1 Reply
Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

A government official in Qatar earlier told Reuters Doha was talking to Iran and Turkey about securing food and water supplies. Two articles

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Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

| 06/06/2017 | Reply
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran in a coordinated move. Six articles.

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Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

TH Global will act as the facilitator in pioneering local halal food products to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

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F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

Cafes and restaurants in Asian cities including Abu Dhabi and Dubai could make up about 30 per cent of shopping space by 2025.

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Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

Every year, a dramatic increase in food waste is witnessed in Muslim countries during Ramadan due to the uncontrolled and lavish grocery shopping.

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UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

| 01/06/2017 | Reply
UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

80 fridges have been distributed to 38 mosques in Deira and 42 mosques in Bur Dubai so that individuals who wish to donate food for the underprivileged left in these fridges in a hygienic condition.

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Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

Remarkable progress has been achieved in three strategic sectors of Islamic economy – Islamic finance, halal trade and industry, and Islamic lifestyle in the emirate.

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UAE hotels scale back on buffets in bid to reduce food waste

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
UAE hotels scale back on buffets in bid to reduce food waste

Now a la carte service is replacing that at many outlets that are increasingly conscious of the amount of waste they generate.

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Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

Brazil is fully ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in the field of food and to provide the market demand of meat and other products according to Saudi Vision 2030.

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UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

Around half of the gelatin used in dairy and meat processing and confectionery is sourced from pig skin, making it unsuitable for the halal food market.

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UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

| 28/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Patchi breaks ground on hitech Dubai chocolate factory

Patchi, a leading luxury chocolatier in the UAE and the Middle East region, said it has started work on its new manufacturing unit in Dubai Industrial Park.

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Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

| 26/05/2017 | Reply
Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event to be held at the new Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 to 18 October.

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UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

| 20/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal sector key topic at International Economic Summit

The summit, which concludes today, began with a session entitled ‘Halal Industry’, which addressed the growing international demand for halal products and services.

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UAE: Halal food exports on the menu for Latvian farmers

| 19/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal food exports on the menu for Latvian farmers

Latvia has signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that could in future allow the export of halal-certified food and with it, access to the Arabic and Islamic food markets.

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UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: IHAF meeting discusses ‘strategies’ to expand trade of halal products

Members discussed internal regulations, future strategic directions, plans, and work programmes for the coming period, which will contribute to further regional and international outreach.

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UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Certification – Middle East

SGS approved by the Gulf Accreditation Center (GAC) to issue certificates for the execution of Halal certification activities, in-line with ESMA’s implementation of UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014.

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New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

On May 22 Wellington processor Taylor Preston will ship a modest 60 tonnes of frozen cuts to mark the resumption of the trade.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

Muslim travel is a key sector for economic development and job creation throughout the world, generating $139 billion in GDP and creating 4.5 million jobs worldwide.

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Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

| 09/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

If a certain lifestyle unites a large proportion of people, as is the case with Islamic lifestyle, this promises significant opportunities.

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