Category: Agriculture

From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

| 04/02/2018 | Reply
From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

The role of Halal Certifying Bodies is missed in fish farming, or is less visible, on farmed fish, there being the belief among Muslims that all fish are Halal is dangerous and short sighted.

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Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

Alberta’s Department of Agriculture started paying close attention to halal economic opportunities at least 15 years ago. It has now become a major focus.

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UK: Focus on future at free producer open meetings

| 12/12/2017 | Reply
UK: Focus on future at free producer open meetings

Beef and sheep producers are invited to a series of open meetings across the country to find out how AHDB Beef & Lamb is ensuring the industry is fit for the future.

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UK: Farm visit for Halal sector stakeholders

| 07/12/2017 | Reply
UK: Farm visit for Halal sector stakeholders

“We have received excellent feedback from the event and as result AHDB are planning to make this farm visit an annual event.”

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UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

ESMA in the UAE and Philippines are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding before year end that will create a government agency back home authorized to certify halal products for the Emirates.

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France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: AVS on their conception of Halal today

The industrialisation of the rearing and slaughtering processes and hyper-consumerism have gradually emptied the concept of Halal of its essence.

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France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
France: Halal and organic – is it possible?

An interview with Bionoor, its managing director, Hadj Khelil, explains the difficulties his company faces to make the concept of a meat that is both halal and organic palatable to organic certifiers and animal welfare organisations.

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Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

Qatar is believed to be doubling its investments in Turkey in 2018 to amount to $20 billion by injecting new investments worth $19 billion; in addition to the existing $18 billion investments in various fields.

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USA: Nationwide Rallies to Fight for Organic Food

| 16/10/2017 | Reply
USA: Nationwide Rallies to Fight for Organic Food

Organic food is in danger of losing its meaning, with corporate lobbyists pushing the National Organic Standards Board to include hydroponic production in the Organic label.

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Pakistan: Foreign group offers Sustainable Farming on BOT basis in Karachi

| 15/10/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Foreign group offers Sustainable Farming on BOT basis in Karachi

A conglomerate have submitted a proposal that includes a complete integrated Halal farming system in the province of Sindh with a farm-to-fork concept to cater to domestic and global demand of Halal food.

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Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

“Food systems are making us sick. Unhealthy diets are the most obvious link, but are only one of many pathways through which food and farming systems affect human health.”

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UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

| 04/09/2017 | Reply
UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

“A lot of people don’t realise that without the Muslim community farming would be dying out – more farmers need to open their eyes to this.

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Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

| 31/07/2017 | Reply
Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

The country imports about 90 per cent of all of its food products, so it’s very cautious about the source of the food.

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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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UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
UK farmers told branding will combat cheap meat after Brexit

They were also assured the British meat industry could maintain strong exports once the UK leaves the EU, and that there was significant potential for growing domestic demand.

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UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

| 25/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

A positive look at a post-Brexit red meat trade will be based on a focus of ‘provenance and credibility’, according to the UK meat industry.

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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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