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EU strengthens Fisheries Industry in Libya

A group of officials and technical experts from a diverse set of Libya’s leading coastal cities visited Galicia in mid-July on a study visit intended to advance the development of a local fisheries industry in Libya, complementing a project already launched with the support of the European Committee of the Regions and the Italian region […]

2,400 Bulls shipped from Ireland to Libya

By John Lee. A consignment of 2,400 Friesian and continental bulls has reportedly left Ireland for Libya. According to agriland.ie, the consignment was organised by Purcell Brothers, and left from Waterford Port. (Source: agriland.ie) (Picture credit: Ian Paterson)

FAO continues Capacity-Building Program in Libya

FAO continues its capacity-building program with Libyan partners The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is completing the cycle of training workshops on fighting Zoonotic diseases in Libya implemented in the framework of the Emergency Assistance for Outbreaks of Deadly Zoonotic Diseases (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Rabies outbreaks and Rift Valley fever) […]

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 […]