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Egypt food supply shake-up unnerves importers

A shake-up of Egypt's food import and storage authorities has seen an official from its main food buying agency referred to prosecutors over suspected corruption on local rice deals, while the head of its silos and storage holding company wa

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Empowering women ‘vital for world food supply’

Empowering female farmers in developing countries is crucial to solving the world's food problems as an era of food price spikes looms, a leading expert on agriculture told Reuters. 'If we're going to feed the world a

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Saudi in talks with Senegal over farmland

Senegal is in talks with Saudi Arabia to lease farmland to grow food on an area nearly four times the size of Manhattan, an official in Senegal involved in the deal said. Like other Gulf states, Saudi Arabia has been buying farmland in Asi

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Bahrain launches projects to ensure food supply

Bahrain has launched ambitious new projects to ensure food security. Plans to restructure massive government subsidies to benefit targeted needy people were also discussed at the Cabinet's weekly session. The schemes came under scrutin

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Coke CEO urges food industry to invest in poor regions

The food and beverage industry must invest in poor communities to sustain the world’s food supply as it moves towards an increasingly uncertain future, said Coca Cola's newly-appointed global CEO. Muhtar Kent was delivering the keynote add

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Kuwait inks $27bn investment deals in Asian tour

Kuwait signed more than $27 billion of investment agreements with nine Asian countries, including Brunei and the Philippines, during an Asian tour this month, its finance minister said in remarks published on Sunday. The agreements were in

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Kuwait eyes Asian food supply, agri investments

Kuwait is talking with Asian countries about securing food supplies and investing in agriculture as the Gulf state looks to diversify its sources of food, state news agency Kuna reported on Saturday. It said food imports was a key topic on

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