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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 […]

CBL Denies Responsibility for Import Corruption

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has denied that it is responsible for corruption in the import of goods through Libya’s ports, according to a report from Libya Herald. The statement from the CBL's Media Department came after the alleged discovery of corruption in a ten-million-dinar rice import deal. It was reported that 110 containers […]