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Ireland Ready to Export Cattle to Libya

Live cattle exports from Ireland to Libya should restart by February at the latest, according to the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney. The minister said that his officials were working hard on getting a boat approved for live exports in January or February. He told a meeting in Dublin: "Libya is the most likely […]

Libya Dismisses Fears of Delayed Food Payments

Libya has dismissed fears that payments for food shipments might be delayed because of disorganisation in the country. A recent report by Reuters did not cite concrete cases of default by Libyan importers, but rather unease that payment could be delayed by cumbersome bureaucracy. Libyan officials have reportedly denied there are any problems for foreign […]


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. […]