Archive | Agriculture

Libya Buys more than 1,000 Bulls from Ireland

By John Lee. More than 1,000 Friesian bulls are due to be exported from Ireland to Libya next week According to a report from Agriland, the deal was arranged by Irish company Supreme Livestock. Some 1,830 Irish cattle were exported to Libya in 2017, down from 2,162 in 2016. (Source: Agriland)

Enhancing the Agriculture Sector’s Resilience to Crop Pests

FAO and IOM enhance Libya’s Agriculture Sector’s Resilience to Crop Pests 29 participants from Libya are attending a five day “Training of Trainers” exercise for better management and control of the current date palm green pit-scale insect (palmaspis phoenicis) outbreak. This emergency project is implemented by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and […]

Workshop for Situational Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Sector

WHO Workshop for Situational Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Sector in Libya The EU-funded WHO project “Strengthening Health Information System and Medical Supply Chain Management (SHAMS)” is currently conducting a situational analysis of the pharmaceutical sector in Libya. The assessment is taking place between 12th – 16th November 2017 at the National Centre for Disease control […]

FAO Partners with Libya to Boost Agricultural Sector

The Government of Libya has signed a USD 3.5 million agreement with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to strengthen its technical and functional national capacities in agriculture. The project aims to build capacities and to ensure more efficient and effective governmental agricultural support services to achieve greater synergies and impacts. (Source: FAO)

Irish Bulls to set sail for Libya today

By John Lee. According to a report from, a consignment of approximately 1,900 heavy Irish bulls is expected to depart for Libya today, the first shipment of Irish cattle destined for Libya this year. Seán Cummins writes that the shipment consists of a range of breeds, and was prepared by Supreme Livestock for private […]

Dairy Firm “could close within two months”

By John Lee. Libya’s main producer of yoghurt and laban ( a traditional strained yoghurt) may have to stop production if it continues to be unable access new letters of credit from the Central Bank of Libya (CBL). Al-Naseem‘s CEO Mohamed Raied told the Libya Herald that the company held six months’ worth of stocks, […]

Daesh ‘Selling Chickens on the Street’

By John Lee. Middle East Eye reports that the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) is having to sell chickens and eggs in the streets to shore up its finances. One former resident of the town told the news site: “When IS took over Sirte, they seized many properties, including farms, and some of […]