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Latest agricultural news & analysis

Oman is planning to establish the largest multi-purpose fisheries facilities in the Middle East

Oman to establish $250m Duqm fisheries zone Subscription

28 October 2014 | By

Central port chosen for largest multi-purpose fishing facilities in region

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

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