Tuesday 22 July 2014
 
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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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Tamkeen plans $11m fisheries boost

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, has allocated a budget of BD4.4 million ($11.67 million) to support 1,100 the kingdom’s fishermen, and BD5.93 million to support 600 farmers. The organisation has created two support pro

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Malaysian farmers get windfall from IPO

Malaysia's oil palm farmers will be getting a $553 million election-year windfall from an initial share sale of a giant state-controlled palm oil plantation company, Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced. Najib has been trying to regain

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Bahrain animal show draws good crowd

More than 15,000 people visited the Animal Production Show (Mara'ee) on its first day on Thursday at Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir. The event, being organised by the Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry an

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Bahrain plans farm technology centres

Bahrain will introduce eight specialist centres to train more than 680 farmers in how they can use modern technology to improve their yields, said a senior government official. Each will feature laboratories, a seed plantation chamber, sor

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US farmers may fail in fertiliser face-off

While the price spike of fertilisers has triggered a buying boycott by farmers across the Midwest in the US, sales of key products have hit their lowest levels since 2008, but farmers may lose in the face-off unless they place their orders soon.

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