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Gaza farms devastated by fighting: UN food body

The conflict in Gaza has caused serious damage to crops, herds and fishing as well as greenhouses and irrigation systems, bringing food production to a halt and sending prices sharply higher, the United Nations food body said on Thursday.

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Lebanon cannabis farms flourish as army looks away

Driving around his Bekaa Valley farmland, Ali Nasri Shamas carries a revolver by his side and an automatic rifle in the back of his car, weapons he says he's ready to use if the army moves in to try to destroy his lucrative cannabis crop.

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Etihad launches organic dining for 1st Class

Etihad Airways has entered into a partnership with Abu Dhabi Organics Farms, the first internationally certified organic farming initiative in the UAE, to supply fresh organic produce for its in-flight First Class dining menus. The airline

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Etihad to offer organic in-flight dining

Etihad Airways has entered into a partnership with Abu Dhabi Organics Farms, the first internationally certified organic farming initiative in the UAE, to supply fresh organic produce for its in-flight First Class dining menus. The airline

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Etihad to offer organic in-flight dining

Etihad Airways has entered into a partnership with Abu Dhabi Organics Farms, the first internationally certified organic farming initiative in the UAE, to supply fresh organic produce for its in-flight First Class dining menus. The airline

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GCC investing heavily in overseas farms

The governments in the Gulf region are investing heavily in outside farmland acquisitions and leases besides injecting money into the domestic food production industry, according to an expert ahead of a major agriculture expo. Th

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Egypt offers 100,000 acres for farms: minister

Egypt has offered 100,000 feddans (103,800 acres) for agro-business in North Sinai on a 49-year lease, the agriculture minister told Reuters on Monday. 'The concession right is renewable ... and we are currently negotiating with two Eg

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Saudi firm to invest $3bn in Turkey farms

Private Saudi firm Planet Food World (PFWC) will invest around $3 billion in agriculture in Turkey over the next five years to export food products to the Gulf region, the head of its Turkish unit said. PFWC wants to build 20,000 industria

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Saudi firms to pump $40m into Africa farms

A consortium of Saudi agricultural companies is looking to invest 150 million riyals ($40 million) into food production in Africa, the Agriculture Ministry said on Sunday. Food security has topped the policy agenda in the Gulf Arab region

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Kuwait eyes overseas farmlands

A Kuwaiti co-operative union said on Wednesday the Gulf Arab state was interested in investing in farmland abroad to help secure food supplies, but would focus on local farms for now and a possible subsidies expansion. 'We are concentratin

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