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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

AGRICULTURE

Agriculture in Ukraine, pt.1: A blooming giant

It may surprise you to know that the grilled meat kebab you just ate on your business trip to Jeddah came from a beast that has been grazing on fodder grown in...

Karim Daoud on sustainable agriculture: “We should respect our Mediterranean diet”

ByTheEast: A transition towards sustainable agriculture in Tunisia is crucial. But Tunisian agricultural income, which usually represents 11% of its GDP, has shrunk to 9%. What are the reasons for this...

Lebanon-Algeria deals to boost agricultural cooperation

You may not know it, but Lebanon-Algeria's relationships are close. Both countries have a lot in common, except their size as Algeria is 228 bigger than Lebanon. Links between Beirut and Algiers...
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Why Lebanon should follow Africa’s path to Agriculture 4.0

Could digital agriculture end Africa’s food scarcity as it is projected to house nearly a population of two billion by 2050? Farms need to accelerate their productivity in an even “faster rate...
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Everything you need to know about Agriculture 4.0

Is Agriculture 4.0 the answer to future food security? Let's take a look. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. reported that by the year of 2050, global population is likely...
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Lebanon: waterscape challenges hide future opportunities

What is the future of Lebanon's waterscape? This was the question which formed the central discussion theme in the youth conference which was organised by the Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public...
Kenya, Rainfalls, Rainwater Harvesting

Kenya needs to improve its rainwater harvesting systems

This year Kenya has witnessed “torrential rainfall”, writes the Theme Leader of Water Management at World Agroforestry Centre, Maibo Malesu. However, at the wake of pouring rain came devastating droughts which hit some “parts of...
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Guilherme Casarões on Brazil: “Trade relationships with the Middle East are not easy”

ByTheEast: Brazil was a net importer of agricultural products in the 1970s. It now ranks among the world’s five largest agricultural producers and exporters. Can it overtake the others? Guilherme Casarões: Brazil has come a...
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Tatiana Weber on Egypt: “Education is the top priority”

ByTheEast: According to a report published by the World Economic Forum, Egypt’s economy ranks 11th in the Middle East. How can you explain this bad ranking? Weber: In the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Index published by...

Contraband starving Lebanon of much needed revenue

Contraband is increasingly depriving Syria of much needed revenues. The illicit trade of contraband, which includes tobacco, cigarettes and pharmaceuticals, through Syria’s porous borders with Lebanon, is set to costs the Lebanese treasury tens...