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Poultry farmers in Bahrain threaten strike

Poultry farmers are furious with MPs after their complaints were not raised in parliament yesterday and could stage a full strike.   Farmers have been on "strike" for more than a month, but have made co

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Oman experts study Bahrain farmers' market

Agricultural experts from Oman have visited the country to explore the weekly Bahraini Farmer's Market.   The four-man delegation was here as part of a tour of the Gulf as they study how to set up one of thei

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Poultry farmers demand better deals to end strike

A poultry farmers' strike in Bahrain is still on the cards, despite reports that the dispute could have come to an end this week.   Farmers want a better deal and signed guarantees that their demands are bein

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Farmer is jailed for raping housemaid in Bahrain

A Bangladeshi farmer who beat up, raped and locked up an Ethiopian maid in an apartment and forced her into prostitution has been jailed for five years.   His 28-year-old vic

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Tamkeen backs 26 businesses at garden show

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, is backing 26 businesses and Bahraini farmers to take part at the upcoming Bahrain International Garden Show. The show will run from February 27 to March 1 at the Bahrain International Convent

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Govt officials on trial for corruption in farm deal

Two senior government officials are on trial for corruption after allegedly profiting from a scheme designed to support young Bahraini farmers. One of them, aged 54, allegedly distributed land earmarked for the scheme to the men&#

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Khalifa Fund hosts 40 farmers at summit

Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has hosted 40 leading farmer delegates from around the world at the second International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi. This was in support the International Year of Family Farming 2014 in

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Farmer's market in Bahrain draws big crowds

More than 90,000 people have visited the weekly Farmer's Market in Budaiya since it resumed two months ago. The popular event has also been helping raise money for charity by selling reusable plastic bags, said a report in the

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Khalifa Fund to support agricultural sector

Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has launched a programme to support citizens working in the agricultural sector. The ‘Zirai’ programme aims to provide training and marketing services, and giving

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Egypt gathers 2.7m tonnes of wheat

Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, has gathered 2.7 million tonnes of wheat from local farmers so far this season, Supplies Minister Bassem Ouda said in a television interview on Thursday. "We have reached today 2

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