Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for 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). newsroom - Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT New farm projects with Sudan Egypt, Sudan plan farming, livestock projects. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Locusts strike again A plague of locusts hit Egypt this weekend, causing some citizens to burn tires in an attempt to ward them off. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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". reuters Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. 5mpublishing Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT FMD claims 100,000 cattle 100,000 cattle struck by new Egyptian FMD outbreak. beefcentral Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. reuters Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Buying more brewers grain An influx of suppliers, including Council members Cargill and ADM, are helping to redefine Egypt’s current DDGS market. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. 5mpublishing Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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). newsroom - Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Feeding poultry Two recent research trials in Egypt involving US sorghum demonstrated the potential of including US sorghum in broiler rations. newsroom - Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. 5mpublishing Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Fri, 13 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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." newsroom - Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. newsroom - Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT