Category: Agriculture

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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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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