Agriculture

13-03-2014
A highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N1 has been reported at a farm in Tobruq, according to the Organization of Animal Health (OIE).
02-02-2014
Libya imported nearly 850,000 live sheep from Europe between January and August last year, an increase of over 100% compared to the same period in 2012.
20-12-2013
The manager of a Libyan fish processing company says the country loses up to LD5bn ($4bn) a year due to unregulated fishing by foreign boats which operate with no license.
09-12-2013
The ministry aims to plant six million saplings across Libya under a scheme called "One tree for every Libyan".
29-11-2013
Libya says it will donate ten tractors, valued at $360,000 (LD450,000), to support Zambia’s agricultural sector.
13-11-2013
The Ministry of Agriculture says it has provided sheep farmers with large quantities of fodder to help cope with drought conditions in north-west Libya.
28-10-2013
Livestock in Khoms have received vaccination against the foot and mouth disease after a small outbreak in the town and in neighbouring Zliten.
11-10-2013
The cost of sheep has risen to what has been described as record levels, with traders blaming the soaring prices on the high cost of animal feed.
09-09-2013
A suspected outbreak of bluetongue disease is reported to have killed animals in and around Zliten, in western Libya.
12-07-2013
The government bought 50,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia this week, according to trade reports.
09-07-2013
Mustafa Abu Fanas says stocks of basic foodstuffs are at sufficient levels, with the ministry to help import additional meat supplies to cover ongoing shortfalls in domestic production.
06-06-2013
The Libyan Export Promotion Centre (LEPC) plans to survey domestic date production and host a fair in October to support local farmers and boost exports.
31-05-2013
Ahmed al-Urfi has stepped down for personal reasons, the prime minister has confirmed, with a replacement set to be named soon.
05-05-2013
Libya's Minister of Agriculture has said that unregistered imports of livestock and poultry were a major factor in the outbreak of Newcastle disease, and calls for tighter measures to be introduced.
29-04-2013
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock says it has distributed some 1.2 million saplings to various parts of the country during the 2012-3 season.