UAE-India food security alliance planned

A food security alliance between the UAE and India is envisaged soon, Mariam Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, the UAE Minister of State for Food Security, said here on Thursday. Winding up her two-day visit to New Delhi, Al Mehairi said such an alliance would have strategic importance and UAE’s proximity to India made it feasible. She described it as “work in progress” following her visit which generated wide interest in India in view of the critical importance of food security for the second most populous country in the world. The […]

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Special jetties to build for fruit, vegetable export at major ports

September 16th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

In order to ease the movement of fruits and vegetables from the ports of the country, the government has decided to build a special jetty in all the major ports, said Union minister for shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday. There are nine nations in the Gulf (middle-east). They do not have fruits or vegetables. All they have is oil and money. These are currently being supplied by Europe and African countries…. We can send our cargo to the markets in the Gulf by the sea route in just three days […]

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Philippins Approves 805,200 T Rice Imports Under Quota Scheme

The Philippines’ state grains procurement agency on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for local traders to import up to 805,200 tonnes of rice under an annual quota scheme, which should boost domestic supply and keep rising prices in check. The imports, which should be shipped in starting July, wouldbring total rice purchases approved this year to 1.3 million tonnes, including half-a-million tonnes that the National Food Authority (NFA) has bought to replenish its depleted buffer stock. The Southeast Asian country, a frequent rice buyer, is seeking to stabilise retail prices of […]

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