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Video: Dynamite Fishing thrives in Libya’s Chaos

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan fishermen in Tripoli react to the increasing use of dynamite to catch fish. Dynamite or blast fishing has flourished in Libya since the 2011 when the country became rife with weapons and explosives in […]

Video: Economic Woes Overshadow Eid al-Adha

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. As Muslims prepare to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha, Libyans are complaining of a huge jump in the price of sheep. Muslims offer a ritual sacrifice of a sheep during Eid and distribute […]

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 Agriland.ie, 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 […]