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Category: Food Security

Food Commodity Speculation

| 30/04/2014 | Reply
Food Commodity Speculation

Speculation in food commodities is one of the key contributors to hunger, malnutrition, poverty and death among the world’s poorest people. It is prohibited in Islam.

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Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

The Swiss will vote on a proposal to ban speculation on agricultural commodities and food, the government said Wednesday, announcing that organisers had gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a referendum. The Swiss Socialist Party’s youth wing gathered nearly 116,000 valid signatures — well beyond the 100,000 needed to organise a popular vote […]

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Malaysia: Pledge to fill 80 percent gap in global halal food supply

| 12/04/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  Pledge to fill 80 percent gap in global halal food supply

Those who attended the conference recognised the scope of food security issues, and pledged a united and integrated appraisal of these issues.

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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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