21-Aug-2015 - Oman has asked the World Bank for support in revamping its fisheries sector, as the country embarks on a major investment programme to boost its seafood output.
Egyptian snack maker Edita will build a new 55,000 square-metre factory to produce its newly-acquired Hostess product lines, the firm announced as it revealed flat Q2 profits.
A research student at Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute is hoping to improve the UAE’s agricultural output through the development of specialist soil-improving microbeads.
Yemen is facing a “perfect storm” of food crises as its population tackles food, water and fuel shortages, WFP’s head warned, as the agency plans a US$320m relief effort.
Gulfood Manufacturing has seen a 35% rise in exhibitor numbers over its inaugural outing last year with 1,500 exhibitors, and 650 more from three other concurrent food shows.
The Middle East’s share of Brazilian beef giant Minerva’s foreign sales slipped in Q2 to 16% of exports, while competitor JBS saw its MEA exports grow compared to other regions.