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Regional Agriculture Industry in Focus This Week at AgraME

A wide range of regional and international companies, speakers, buyers and industry pioneers will be descending on the event to make the most out of the conferences and workshops, at the three-day exhibition which runs from March 5 until 7 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Agriculture industry professionals from around the world are in Dubai for this week’s AgraME, …

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Supports Gambia’s Agriculture With US $ 17.5 Million Syndicated Murabaha Financing

The Facility will be used to support the agriculture sector in Gambia through the import of inputs (fertilizers) and the purchase of Agricultural Produce The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group (IsDB.org), signed on November 29, 2017 with the Government of The Gambia a syndicated Murabaha financing Agreement in an amount …

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Iraq expects to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in 2017 season

Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday it expected to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in the 2017 season. The figure suggests gap to be filled by imports of about 1 million tonnes, as demand annually stands at between 1 million to 1.25 million tonnes, according to government sources. “The expected production is around 250,000 tonnes for this year, the harvest …

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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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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Announced the Construction of Emirates Soil Museum

Located in Dubai, UAE and the first of its kind in the MENA region. A national hub for soil education. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to complete the construction of the Emirates Soil Museum in the Emirate of Dubai. The Museum, a distinctive facility …

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IDB approves more than US $1 billion for education, agriculture and infrastructure projects

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank ( IDB ) announced that it will contribute US $1,1 billion towards new development projects in IDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. During its 311th session which wrapped up work today in Jeddah, the Board also reviewed IDB ‘s programs, policies …

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‘SAVE’ Project Awarded for Educating Youth on Green Farming

AgraME Awards recognise regions leading sustainable agriculture innovations. Recognising the diversity and resilience of the country’s sustainable agriculture industry, the AgraME Awards, which took place last night (13 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, highlighted the best product and farm innovations as well as excellence in Emirati Agribusiness. The Planet Greeners, a team of Agricultural Scientists focused on innovation …

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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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How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

By Natalie Heng Better journalism can benefit farmers all over the world, raising awareness about major ethical issues, such as the use of genetically modified strains, but also informing smallholders about new technologies that can improve productivity. These are the conclusions of a panel discussion organised by SciDev.Net, in partnership with the Cornell Alliance for Science, on 10 June, at …

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UAE’s innovative new rain enhancement program draws interest at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

Alia Mazroui: “Our country could become a world leader in rain science”  Today, Alia Mazroui, Director of the UAE Program for Rain Enhancement Science, outlined the objectives of this ground-breaking initiative to an international audience at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, an event being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy …

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