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Libya Pays Risk Premium on Food Imports

Credit fears are causing Libya to have to pay extra for food imports, according to a report from Reuters. Companies contacted by the news agency could not cite concrete cases of default by Libyan importers, but rather unease that payment could be delayed, not least by cumbersome bureaucracy. Libya is a big importer of food, […]

French Agricultural Delegation to Visit Libya

A group representing 20 French agricultural and agro-industrial companies is to visit Libya from 1st to 6th of December, reports Libya Herald. The visit to Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata is being organised by the French government’s Bureau des Operations Internationales (BOI) together with France’s international agricultural promotion organisation ADEPTA, the Franco-Libyan Chamber of Commerce, the […]

Libya Plans Forestation Project

Libya’s Ministry of Agriculture is planning a national forestation campaign, to be carried out over the next 12 months. The scheme will include the planting of 5 million seedlings provided by the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture. According to Libya Herald, during the Qaddafi era there was considerable loss of tree cover due to a general […]

Libya Warned of New Locust Alert

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. The four countries are being urged to stand by to mobilize their field teams to detect the arrival of the […]

Every Family to Receive 1,000 dinars for Eid

Every family in Libya is to be given 1,000 dinars to celebrate Eid Al-Adha, which this year will start on 26th October, reports Libya Herald. The donation, approved by the General National Congress, is to help families cover the cost of the festival. According to the report, a “reasonable sheep” is reckoned to cost in […]

Lebanon Targeting Libyan Apple Market

Lebanon reportedly wants to supply millions of apples to Libya via a new shipping route, as trade relations between the two countries improve. According to Libya Herald, apple exports were among the topics discussed by Lebanon’s Prime Minster Najib Miqati and Libyan President Mohammed Magarief on the fringes of a recent UN General Assembly meeting. […]

Crowds Expected for Tripoli Horse Auction

A horse auction to be held onn 13th October at the stables of Al Shaab Stud in the Tripoli suburb of Tajoura is expected to draw large crowds, according to a report from the Tripoli Post. This will be the sixth such auction since they first started in 2008. Some broodmares and foals are expected […]

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Updated: Libya’s New Cabinet Line-Up

Libyan Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur (pictured) has nominated his cabinet on Wednesday, presenting a line-up that according to Reuters excludes the country’s leading liberal coalition, the National Forces Alliance (NFA). Abushagur said he wants to build a coalition government with a “geographical balance” in a country where regional rivalries are still rife. Only the post […]

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