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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 […]

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. […]

Tunisia: 40% of summer fruit exports go to Libya

Tunisia’s exports of summer fruits increased by 17% reaching 32,500 tons, against 27,600 tons in the same period last year, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday. During this season, official forecasts in Tunisia expect overall exports of summer fruit to reach nearly 41 million tonnes. "The target sought-after is to exceed the volume exported in 2011 […]

First US brands win race to enter Libya

The opening of a small bakery in Tripoli early last month has marked the first time that a US brand has launched in Libya. Two fast food brands that already have a presence in the Middle East are currently working to open up the Libyan market. New Zealand-based Burgerfuel announced earlier this year that it […]

North Darfur to Export 10,000 Heads of Cattle to Libya

The government of North Darfur will launch on Thursday the first operation to export cattle from El-Fashir Airport to Kufra Airport, Libya.  The North Darfur minister of finance Dr. Abu Daoud Suleiman said in statements that the state would see the beginning of sheep exporting operations to Libya an estimated 10,000 heads to be exported […]

Cinnabon is first U.S. franchise in Libya

Cinnabon has opened a bakery-cafe in downtown Tripoli, making it the first U.S. franchise to enter Libya. Cinnabon, based in Atlanta, is also looking to enter Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, said Mike Shattuck, president of Focus Brands International, parent company of Cinnabon and other brands.  The new 7,500-square-foot Cinnabon store in Libya is located on […]

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Cinnabon gets Libya opening

Cinnabon, Inc., the snack leader in the bakery-cafe segment opened a store earlier this month in Tripoli. A co-branded Cinnabon and Carvel store debuted July 2, 2012 on the busiest street in the city and signifies a milestone — the first-ever U.S. brand to debut in Libya. The location was in the works for more than […]

Suppliers to Default on Libyan Grain Deal?

Reuters reports that the rising price of wheat on world markets could jeopardise a recent Libyan grain deal. The contract, agreed on 4th July, was for the supply of 50,000 tonnes of milling wheat. "A lot of people will be surprised if that deal goes through as it looks like a loss-maker," one dealer told […]

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