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LifeCo Gas Supply Suspended pending Debt Payment

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed the suspension of natural gas supply to the Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Company (LifeCo) pending settlement of unpaid debts. In a statement, NOC said: “NOC management has attempted to resolve the issue through various consultations aimed at rooting out corruption and ensuring operational continuity at LifeCo plants. NOC has […]

Campaign to Stop sending Irish Livestock to Libya

The campaign group Compassion in World Farming has urged lawmakers to ban the export of live animals from Ireland to Libya. In an opinion piece for The Journal, Caroline Rowley, Spokesperson for the organisation in Ireland, says that in Libya terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having […]

FAO organizes a Training Workshop on Animal Health

As part of the capacity building agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Libya, FAO representation to Libya is delivering a training workshop to cadres from the Libyan ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Marine Wealth, in collaboration with the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA). Eleven […]

1,000 Bulls Imported from Ireland

By John Lee. A consignment of 1,000 bulls were reportedly shipped from Ireland to Libya in the closing days of 2018. The shipment of Friesians, Aberdeen Anguses, Herefords and continentals was organised by Curzon Livestock, according to Agriland. The compnay hopes that this contract could form the basis of regular and consistent shipments of Irish […]

Ireland, Libya reach agreement on Cattle Imports

The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has welcomed the agreement of veterinary health certificates for the export of cattle to Libya, conveyed today (30th November) by the Libyan National Center of Animal Health to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Minister Creed said: “I welcome the […]

EU Supports Agriculture in Libya

The European Union fund, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IOM Libya organised a training workshop. The discussions revolved around the sustainable management of Oasis systems and integrated disease and pest management for farmers in areas affected by the green scale mealybug in Libya. The workshop was held in Tunisia and […]

EU-Funded Workshop assesses Libyan Marine Environment

EU-funded workshop to assess state of Libyan marine environment In the framework of ENI SEIS II South Support Mechanism, a workshop for Libyan experts is to be organised on 11-12 September 2018 in Alexandria, Egypt. This workshop aims to identify: the major Libyan coastal and marine priority issues, the main issues contributing to the pollution and […]

More Irish Cattle Destined for Libya

By John Lee. An Irish company is reportedly planning to send another consignment of bulls to Libya. James Horgan, the managing director of Curzon Livestock told AgriLand that he hopes the shipment of both Friesian and continental bulls will leave Ireland at the end of September. He said he will travel to Libya next week to […]