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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

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ExpatWoman.com announce the launch of their brand new website www.ExpatWomanFood.com 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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Saudi Agriculture 2012 – Middle East’s top agriculture event – opens September 24th

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Riyadh – 19 September, 2012: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s food market has been estimated to reach a value of USD 16 billion with the Halal food market alone valued at around USD 6 billion. Driven by the huge growth potential of the Saudi food market, KSA continues to attract leading food manufacturers worldwide as evident in the upcoming Saudi ...

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New food security and nutrition project for Egypt / Italy finances $3 million project

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A new $3 million project that aims to improve food security and nutrition of women and young people in Egypt was announced today by FAO. The project is being financed by the government of Italy. Unemployment rates for young people and women in Egypt are estimated at around 25percent, much higher than the national average of 10 percent. At the ...

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World food stocks to rise, but hunger risks persist in Sahel, Near East / Food security worsening in Syria, Yemen, amid unrest, says FAO

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FAO’s quarterly forecast of agricultural production and food security gives an overall positive outlook for cereal production worldwide, but warns that several regions of the world are expected to struggle with the consequences of poor rainfall, severe weather, armed conflict and displacement. The Crop Prospects and Food Situation report forecasts a record increase of 3.2 percent in world cereal production ...

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Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade growing stronger

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By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains – 25 May 2012 The Middle Eastern and African Markets food trade is reaching for the stars – a business leader has revealed. “Africa is becoming a major new emerging market to the rest of the world due to its strong economic growth and rapidly expanding population of middle class consumers.” For these are the ...

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