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There is a Lack of Agriculture and Rural Finance in OIC Countries


Lahore: 53% of the population of OIC (Organization for the Islamic Conference) countries lives in the rural area which is globally more than the other areas and its commitment to the total agricultural department is 34%. On the other hand, 49% population lives in the rural areas while their commitment to the total agricultural department is 38%. OIC Countries have …

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Food services industry set to soar in Saudi Arabia


Jeddah – Being the largest economy in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has a rapid growth of food consumption. The Kingdom offers abundant growth opportunities to food and beverage companies, across all its sub-sectors and categories, due to a particular lifestyle, age group and most of all, potential. According to industry research, the total GCC food services market, which includes, …

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A Journey of Indian Flavors in Dubai

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Known to be one of the most flavorful among international cuisines; Indian food is spicy and rich with a diversity of colorful flavors. Locally grown herbs and spices are the most important ingredients to make an authentic Indian dish, and are transported to Dubai as Indian restaurants are considered to be one of the most popular types of restaurants in …

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Edible insects inch one step closer


By SciDev.Net – Andrea Rinaldi Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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Abdullah Al Ghurair pledges one third of his assets to launch Abdullah Al Ghurair Education Foundation

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Initial budget of AED4.2 billion over the next 10 years. One of the largest privately funded philanthropic education initiatives in the Arab world, devoted to equipping Arab youth with the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their promise as the future leaders of the region. Initiative to benefit more than 15,000 university gifted students from less privileged backgrounds in …

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Focus on Gender: Business can do more to aid women

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By SciDev.Net – Henrietta Miers Companies have much to offer when it comes to helping female entrepreneurs in developing countries access markets, says Henrietta Miers. Ongoing research into controlling cassava diseases in Africa may boost crop yields. The main beneficiaries of this could be female processors of cassava crops — but only if improved yields come alongside better market access. …

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Fast-growing fish variety could benefit Egypt and West Africa

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New breeds of fish that grow about 30 per cent faster than the most common commercial strains will boost food security and farmers’ earnings in Egypt and West Africa, according to researchers. Through selective breeding programmes in Egypt and Ghana, two fast-growing strains of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), an economically important fish that is native to much of Africa, …

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New locust alert for northwest Africa / FAO warns of impending threat

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FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. The four countries are being urged to stand by to mobilize their field teams to detect the arrival of the swarms and control them. Swarms of adult locusts are currently forming in …

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UAE’s Number One English Language Website for Women Launches New Site Dedicated to Food & Drink

UAE flag announce the launch of their brand new website The new website enables users to search over 4,000 restaurant listings across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman; has a growing list of over 500 searchable recipes from readers, restaurant and celebrity chefs; has editorial sections dedicated to Healthy Eating and Cookery & Baking; a forum for all things …

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Cold Chain 2012 to Provide Industrialists With Knowledge on Latest Developments in the Food and Pharma Sector

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Addressing the most pressing issues in the Middle East region regarding logistics of pharmaceuticals and food material, the Cold Chain 2012 conference commenced yesterday at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai. October 3rd 2012: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai “The MENA region being an arid and high temperate zone, maintaining cold chain in the pharmaceutical and food …

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