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Oman inks deals worth $170m to lift aquaculture

Oman’s Ministry of Housing has signed three agreements worth RO66 million ($170.7 million) which will help boost aquaculture production in the Sultanate from 353 tonnes in 2013 to 7,330 tonnes per year, a report said. The fi

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$170m fish farming project to boost food security in Oman

Oman has signed a third usufruct deal to set up fish farming projects worth RO66 million ($170.8 million) at lands dedicated to fish farming by two private sector companies, according to a report. The first deal was signed with Ar

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$170m fish farming project to boost food security in Oman

Oman has signed a third usufruct deal to set up fish farming projects worth RO66 million ($170.8 million) at lands dedicated to fish farming by two private sector companies, according to a report. The first deal was signed with Ar

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Expo to highlight 300 GenNext agricultural solutions

More than 300 next-generation agricultural solutions that could shape the future of sustainable farming around the world are set to be featured at an exhibition and conference in Abu Dhabi next year. The second edition of the Glob

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GCC food imports to top $53bn by 2020

Food import bill of GCC region will rise to over $53 billion by 2020 as soaring population and up to 90 per cent reliance on imported products foster long term supply concerns, according to a study. GCC governments must focus on s

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GCC food imports to top $53bn by 2020

Food import bill of GCC region will rise to over $53 billion by 2020 as soaring population and up to 90 per cent reliance on imported products foster long term supply concerns, according to a study. GCC governments must focus on s

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UN approves study on Bahrain farming plan

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has given its initial approval to conduct a feasibility study on Bahrain's farming project in Sudan. Under-Secretary for Agriculture and Marine Resources Shaikh Khalifa bin Isa Al

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Pegasus launches 'Teach a Man to Farm' initiative

Pegasus Agritech, a leading operator of hydroponics farming facilities, has launched the 'Teach a Man to Farm' initiative aimed at educating people in developing countries about the processes and methodologies behind hydroponic farming.

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Public-private tie-ups ‘vital for agri growth’

Robust investments in agricultural research and development from the public and private sectors are vital for the ongoing growth of the food industries in the Mena region, said an industry expert. Investments in research, science,

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Bahrain to develop hi-tech farming system

Bahrain hopes to follow Singapore's example and develop a hi-tech farming system that does not require huge amounts of land or water, according to a government minister. The aim is to combat land and water scarcity and reduce

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