Category: Food Security

UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

| 10/04/2014 | Reply
UAE: ICD and Emirates Future sign MoU on halal food industry

ICD and EF would like to establish a strategic partnership in order to strengthen the system of food security in the Islamic World and developing the halal food industry in the world.

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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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Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

Gulf countries will consume 49.1 million tons of food annually by the end of 2017, with the UAE the largest consumer per capita among the six Arabian Gulf states.

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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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UAE: Abu Dhabi intensifies efforts to increase locally sourced meat in the market

| 26/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi intensifies efforts to increase locally sourced meat in the market

The authority, which is responsible for agriculture and animal welfare, as well as food safety in the emirate, has started an awareness campaign among livestock owners to improve their animals’ health.

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UAE: Open-skies deals with UAE, Qatar and New Zealand

| 03/07/2013 | Reply
UAE: Open-skies deals with UAE, Qatar and New Zealand

New open-skies deals with the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait underpin a five-year strategy by New Zealand to strengthen trade, investment and partnerships with GCC countries.

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UAE Minister to visit Macedonia and Kosovo

| 10/06/2013 | Reply
UAE Minister to visit Macedonia and Kosovo

Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, on Sunday will lead a delegation on an official visit to Macedonia and Kosovo as part of efforts to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation with the two friendly countries.

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UAE: Over-dependence on imported food is dangerous

| 08/06/2013 | Reply
UAE: Over-dependence on imported food is dangerous

A demand-supply mismatch could increase price volatility in the global food and commodities market that could increase the vulnerability of GCC consumers who mostly rely on imported foodstuffs.

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UAE: Arab World needs over $ 80 bn in agricultural investment to fill food gap

| 02/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: Arab World needs over $ 80 bn in agricultural investment to fill food gap

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum confirmed the importance of regional cooperation and joint Arab action in regional projects. Arab communities are facing many challenges in light of the regional economic blocs in the world.

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Saudi consortium buys farming group to increase food security

| 29/03/2013 | Reply
Saudi consortium buys farming group to increase food security

A London-listed company which owns swaths of the world’s most fertile farmland in the Ukraine and Poland was snapped up yesterday by a consortium of Saudi Arabian investors for £61.5m.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber highlights investment opportunities in the food sector

Highlighting the challenges faced by the Halal food sector, Saleh Lootah pointed at the lack of awareness about it and minimal investment in innovation, research and development, lack of options provided to the consumers as well as the competition between global and local brands.

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UAE, an agri-food hub in the region

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
UAE, an agri-food hub in the region

Gulfood 2013 was opened on Monday in Dubai with the participation of 110 countries participating, representing food producers, manufacturers and suppliers from their respective countries in a show to facilitate billions of dollars in trade for these states.

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Opinion: The Global Farmland Rush

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Global Farmland Rush

OVER the last decade, as populations have grown, capital has flowed across borders and crop yields have leveled off, food-importing nations and private investors have been securing land abroad to use for agriculture. Poor governments have embraced these deals.

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Opinion: Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

| 17/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

Quinoa was, in marketing speak, the “miracle grain of the Andes”, but ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices.

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UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

| 03/10/2012 | Reply
UAE seeking investment in Halal food in Cambodia

Dubai will prepare specific plans to investment in Cambodia in halal food production for the products to be exported to their country. They will return to Cambodia again in May next year with the specific investment plans.

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Opinion: The Real Reason the Middle East is Rioting

| 16/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Real Reason the Middle East is Rioting

A scene from the YouTube version of the “Innocence of Muslims,” has been seen as the spark for recent attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Muslim world. Is food insecurity the tinder for this blaze?

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Saudi Arabia: Organic farms to constitute 5% of total planted area by 2017

| 12/09/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Organic farms to constitute 5% of total planted area by 2017

Demand for agricultural products is swelling in Saudi Arabia, driven by a population boom, rising incomes, affluent lifestyles and a strong economy – the largest in the Gulf region.

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USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

| 21/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

Expect beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, fats and oils, cereals and dairy products to go up in price the most in the coming months. Americans have already reduced their meat consumption over the past few years because of higher prices.

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USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

| 27/07/2012 | Reply
USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

If technologies were withdrawn, 17 million more acres of land and 138 billion more gallons of water would be required to produce the same total amount of beef. 18 million extra metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) would be released in the United States alone.

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International donors pledge $4bn for Yemen

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
International donors pledge $4bn for Yemen

Neighbouring Saudi Arabia is providing the bulk of the funds, promising $3.25bn to help the goverment improve infrastructure and security. Aid agencies have warned that Yemen is on the brink of food crisis.

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