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UAE educates farmers on methods of preserving dates

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water conduced is continuously strengthening its efforts to advance the country’s agriculture sector in line with its strategic objective of promoting food safety and sustainability of the local agri

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ICL signs big India potash supply deals

ICL, a global manufacturer of products that fulfill essential needs in the agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, said it has won contracts for the supply of 835,000 metric tonnes of potash to companies in India.

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Solar energy 'can beat subsidy cuts'

Bahraini farmers will have to operate on solar energy as the government plans to scrap subsidies on water and electricity, according to experts. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, earlier reported that the second p

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TCA Abu Dhabi promotes ‘Local Harvest’ to hoteliers

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has tied up with the Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Centre (ADFSC) in a campaign to encourage the hospitality sector to use local produce in its food and beverage (f&b) offerings.

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TCA Abu Dhabi promotes ‘Local Harvest’ to hoteliers

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has tied up with the Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Centre (ADFSC) in a campaign to encourage the hospitality sector to use local produce in its food and beverage (f&b) offerings.

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More people, less water mean rising food imports for Egypt

In the northwest corner of the Nile Delta, Ibrahim Sharaf Al-Dein fires up his diesel-powered pump next to a murky canal only to watch it spew out a yellowish froth. For the past 15 years, antiquated irrigation systems and a gover

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Morocco aims to quadruple farmland leases by 2020

Morocco aims to increase fourfold the amount of state-owned land it leases to farmers and investors, to increase production and speed up modernisation of Moroccan farming, the director of agricultural development said. To attract

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Egypt seen falling short on wheat crop forecast

Egypt's wheat harvest is shaping up well but farmers doubt it will meet official predictions, threatening the government's plan to cut costly food imports as it battles to shore up its fragile finances.

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Bahrain plans agri training for farmers

Plans are underway to set up a state-of-the-art training facility for local farmers in a bid to boost Bahrain's agriculture industry, said a top official. It is part of a Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry init

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Egypt to spend $1.6bn on wheat purchases

  Egypt's government has allocated 11 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) to buy 4.5 million tonnes of wheat from local farmers this year, state media said as the most populous Arab country struggles to ensure supplies.

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