food security

Egypt suffers from water scarcity: minister
Egypt

Egypt suffers from water scarcity: minister

Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty announced that Egypt has joined the list of countries in the world that…
Sisi orders government to complete studies on Egypt’s fish farming sector
Egypt

Sisi orders government to complete studies on Egypt’s fish farming sector

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday ordered the government to finalize all studies on the fish farming sector to…
‘Eating rats’: Myanmar’s second lockdown drives hunger in city slums
World

‘Eating rats’: Myanmar’s second lockdown drives hunger in city slums

YANGON (Reuters) – After the first wave of coronavirus hit Myanmar in March, 36-year-old Ma Suu closed her salad stall…
Egypt increases imports, encourages domestic production to maintain food security amid pandemic
Economy

Egypt increases imports, encourages domestic production to maintain food security amid pandemic

Egypt has expanded its import contracts and successfully met public demand for food by following a government action plan that…
UN food chief: Beirut could run out of bread in 2.5 weeks
Middle East

UN food chief: Beirut could run out of bread in 2.5 weeks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the UN food agency said Monday he’s “very, very concerned” Lebanon could run…
Iran struggles to buy food in a world wary of touching its money
Middle East

Iran struggles to buy food in a world wary of touching its money

LONDON/SAO PAULO/SEOUL (Reuters) — Iran, creaking under the impact of US sanctions, a collapse in oil sales and a severe…
Collapsing Lebanese pound hits new lows, food imports reduced
Middle East

Collapsing Lebanese pound hits new lows, food imports reduced

BEIRUT (Reuters) — The Lebanese pound tumbled to new lows against the dollar on Friday on a parallel market where…
Yemen could face ‘catastrophic’ food situation as pandemic worsens: FAO
Middle East

Yemen could face ‘catastrophic’ food situation as pandemic worsens: FAO

DUBAI (Reuters) — Yemen, already pushed to the brink of famine by a five-year war, could see a “catastrophic” food…
No pay cuts, layoffs but Middle East firm rethinks food security
Business

No pay cuts, layoffs but Middle East firm rethinks food security

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the biggest private employers in the Middle East has no plans to…
Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa
World

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and…
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