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Latest agricultural news & analysis

Algeria trade

Algeria: The region’s sleeping giant Subscription

1 July 2014

Algiers has struggled to deliver its manufacturing vision

Saudi Arabia’s Almarai to invest in Egypt Subscription

22 June 2014 | By

Dairy company Almarai announces $345m investment

State-owned company to build Egyptian wheat silos Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

Arab Organisation for Industrialisation to build 25 silos in North African state

UAE to fund construction of 25 wheat silos in Egypt Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

Two silo projects already awarded as GCC state tries to kick-start economy in troubled North African state

Egypt’s Al-Nouran secures Islamic finance for new sugar plant Subscription

29 April 2014 | By

Tender expected to be issued for project management role soon

Alpen Capital appointed financial adviser for UAE fertiliser scheme Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

India’s Zuari Agro Chemicals plans to invest $900m in UAE diammonium phosphate plant in Ras al-Khaimah

World sugar output 2010-11

Oversupply dampens sugar outlook Subscription

3 April 2014 | By

Regional producers are facing low prices, slowing demand growth and new competition

Fishing attracts state backing in Oman Subscription

2 April 2014 | By

Agriculture, including the increasingly important fishing industry, is more important for Oman than any other GCC country and is enjoying huge government investment

Food security

Gulf must rethink Africa food investment Subscription

20 February 2014

If Gulf countries can invest in Africa at the same time as growing food, they may get a warmer welcome  


Agriculture: Rethinking Gulf investment in African farms Subscription

17 February 2014 | By

To live in a GCC country is to rely on imported food

Looking beyond Africa for food Subscription

17 February 2014 | By

With some African investments mired in bureaucracy, Gulf governments are turning to Europe and the Americas in their search for food security

Mena selected agricultural production 2011

Bridging the food gap Subscription

17 February 2014 | By

All countries in the Middle East and North Africa region run large deficits in agricultural trade, including those that produce and export substantial amounts of food

Agriculture contribution to Saudi GDP 2008-2011

Bleak outlook for farming sector Subscription

18 December 2013 | By

A lack of water resources together with the Saudi government’s crackdown on foreign labour threatens the future of the kingdom’s agricultural sector

Abu Dhabi creates $27m agricultural fund to boost food security Subscription

16 December 2013 | By

Projects will include development of modern farming practices

Shale gas

Shale gas plans move forward

3 October 2013 | By

Although there have been no official announcements, large-scale production of shale gas is looking likely in Saudi Arabia

Demand: The Asian market is set to grow the fastest

US fertiliser capacity is rising sharply

3 October 2013 | By

GCC producers could face a downturn in the price of fertilisers later in the decade due to the US’ rapid increase in production

Market loss: A fall in US demand for fertiliser imports due to increased shale gas production could mean hard times for GCC exporters

GCC to lose US fertiliser market Subscription

3 October 2013 | By

North American shale gas production is fuelling a boom in fertiliser capacity building

Global fertiliser demand set to grow 1.8 per cent a year Subscription

23 September 2013 | By

GCC well positioned to benefit from fertiliser demand, as Asia forecast to be highest growth market

US shale gas boom could hit GCC fertiliser exports Subscription

23 September 2013 | By

North American revolution to grant US producers access to cheaper raw materials

Gulf fertiliser producers must diversify into phosphates, warns GPCA Subscription

23 September 2013 | By

Diversification of portfolios will enable GCC producers to withstand gas feedstock challenges

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