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Tuesday 03 February 2015

Egypt

International trade fair MAFEX – Maghreb Food Exhibition

The international trade fair MAFEX – Maghreb Food Exhibition took place 11-13 December 2014 in the Moroccan city of Casablanca organized by I.E.C. Maroc and IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH and standing under the patronage of the Moroccan Ministries of Agriculture and Economy. The third edition of MAFEX was held together with PACK2PACK organized by the Egyptian based Nile Trade Fairs (Cairo).

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Thursday 02 May 2013

Egypt

Grain imports

With around nine to 10 million tonnes of foreign wheat purchased annually, Egypt is the largest wheat importer in the world with a bill of almost $3 billion a year.

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Tuesday 23 April 2013

Egypt

The grain harvest

Egypt's Islamist-led government must be dreaming if it expects a bumper wheat harvest over the next six weeks that will save the country billions of dollars in imports, says farmer Farid Boshra Abdel Malek.

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Saturday 20 April 2013

Egypt

Egypt,and Sudan plan farming, livestock projects

Egypt and Sudan want to launch joint farming, livestock and biofuel projects to help double bilateral trade, Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi said during his first visit to Khartoum.

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Tuesday 16 April 2013

Egypt

New farm projects with Sudan

Egypt, Sudan plan farming, livestock projects.

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Egypt

Sunflower oil

Egypt aims to become self-sufficient in sunflower oil by using farmland provided by neighbouring Sudan as it moves to end large purchases on world markets, Supply Minister Bassem Ouda said on Sunday.

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Sunday 10 March 2013

Egypt

Locusts strike again

A plague of locusts hit Egypt this weekend, causing some citizens to burn tires in an attempt to ward them off.

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Tuesday 05 March 2013

Egypt

A good wheat market if you can get paid

Funding problems are forcing top world wheat buyer Egypt to consider abandoning its regular public tenders that have been a centrepiece of world grain trade for decades.

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Friday 22 February 2013

Egypt

Ufac-UK appoints Egyptian distributor

Ufac-UK has appointed Unitrade Egypt Company as a new distributor for their dairy and poultry supplements for the whole of Egypt. This was marked by a product launch, attended by 60 farmers, owners and managers in Cairo.

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Thursday 11 October 2012

Egypt

Buying wheat

Nomani Nasr Nomani is arguably the most powerful figure on the global wheat market; he is also the man who ensured Egypt's revolution for freedom didn't turn into "a revolution of hunger".

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Saturday 29 September 2012

Egypt

American help for dairy farmers

In September 2010, Farmer-to-Farmer (FtF) volunteer Damon Szymanski, a dairy farmer from Wisconsin, traveled to Egypt to train 75 small dairy farmers in simple, low-cost technologies to increase the quality and quantity of their milk.

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Monday 16 July 2012

Egypt

A new strain of FMD

A new strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt could aggravate discontent among the rural poor and prolong the country's political turmoil.

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Friday 13 July 2012

Egypt

Fighting bird flu

Egyptian scientists recommend moving poultry farms to the desert, away from residential areas, as a solution to Egypt's bird flu problem.

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Wednesday 06 June 2012

Egypt

A million tons of wheat bought

Egypt has bought 1.1 million tonnes of local wheat so far in the 2011/2012 season despite diesel shortages that have hampered harvesting, an official at the Ministry of Supply and Domestic Trade said late on Monday.

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Friday 13 April 2012

Egypt

FMD claims 100,000 cattle

100,000 cattle struck by new Egyptian FMD outbreak.

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Thursday 12 April 2012

Egypt

New strain of FMD

A new strain of Foot and Mouth Disease, known as SAT2, has broken out in Egypt and is threatening to spread to other areas of northern Africa and the Middle East.

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Monday 09 April 2012

Egypt

Farming in Sudan

A unit of Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital plans to cultivate up to 40,000 acres of farmland in South Sudan to sell staple foods such as maize in the newly-independent nation, an executive said on Tuesday.

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Friday 06 April 2012

Egypt

Buying farms in South Sudan

A unit of Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital plans to cultivate up to 40,000 acres of farmland in South Sudan to sell staple foods such as maize in the newly-independent nation, an executive said on Tuesday.

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Sunday 01 April 2012

Egypt

Buying more brewers grain

An influx of suppliers, including Council members Cargill and ADM, are helping to redefine Egypt’s current DDGS market.

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Thursday 29 March 2012

Egypt

The poultry market

Lower input prices for corn, soybeans and day-old chicks compared to last year are more than offsetting a decrease in broiler and table-egg prices in Egypt.

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Wednesday 07 December 2011

Egypt

Bird flu

Egypt reported five H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in October, and the latest disease surveillance from Indonesia suggests that the highest incidence is in Bali, where three human fatal infections were recently reported, according to an overview from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Friday 07 October 2011

Egypt

Feeding poultry

Two recent research trials in Egypt involving US sorghum demonstrated the potential of including US sorghum in broiler rations.

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Monday 12 September 2011

Egypt

Insecticides

Internationally prohibited insecticides have been found to be used by certain Egyptian farmers in the Nubariya region. Many of these pesticides are believed to have been smuggled in from China and Israel, according to Mohamed Abdel Qader, head of the Egypt’s Farmers Syndicate.

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Thursday 04 August 2011

Egypt

Sorghum for poultry

While Egypt does produce sorghum domestically, it is of the tannin variety and is only used for human consumption. Egypt has never imported sorghum and there is little knowledge among livestock and poultry producers about the benefits of non-tannin sorghum, such as that found in the United States, in feed rations. However, in an effort to lower feed and production costs, the Egyptian government is looking for ways to diversify the number of ingredients available to producers.

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Wednesday 03 August 2011

Egypt

Feeding poultry

The US Grains Council has successfully completed two sorghum feeding trials in Egypt to demonstrate the use of non-tannin sorghum in broiler feed rations and to assess the nutritive value based on actual Egyptian conditions.

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Egypt

Former farm minister arrested

A former Egyptian agriculture minister has been detained for questioning after he was accused of allowing cancer-causing pesticides into the country during his tenure. The state-run MENA news agency reported on Sunday that Youssef Wali, the country’s agriculture minister from 1982 to 2004, is also being investigated for corruption.

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Friday 03 June 2011

Egypt

Buying brewers grain

Egyptian purchases of US distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) reached 21,879 metric tons in the first quarter of calendar year 2011.

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Friday 13 May 2011

Egypt

Saudi farm dispute

A company controlled by Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud says it has reached an agreement with the Egyptian government over disputed land.

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Thursday 14 April 2011

Egypt

Wheat imports

In the gritty gusts of a sandstorm, men in turbans and women in veils stood uncomplaining for hours outside a ramshackle kiosk, lined up for their daily loaves of "life."

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Wednesday 23 March 2011

Egypt

US corn imports

Sales of 609,000 metric tons (23.9 million bushels) this week, as reported by the Foreign Agricultural Service, are up considerably from sales of 366,600 tons (14.4 million bushels) reported a year ago – yet strong sales of late are only part of the story.

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Monday 21 March 2011

Egypt

US corn imports

Sales of US corn to Egypt have been strong in recent weeks as, the country recovers from downtime and shipping delays resulting from the demonstrations and political unrest in the nation in late January and February.

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Monday 14 March 2011

Egypt

Media having a field day on food shortages

At first glance there would seem to be little that unites the revolution in Egypt, the struggle to combat drought in China, and campaign politics in Pakistan. Yet it turns out that all three of these stories have something in common: the spike in global food prices.

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Tuesday 15 February 2011

Egypt

Dealing with the food crisis

The political turmoil in Tunisia and Egypt is a reminder of the days when emerging markets were the Wild West of investing.

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