Agriculture

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.
29-04-2013
The Ministry of Agriculture says that the virus responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of poultry has been confirmed as Newcastle disease.
21-04-2013
Farmers in Tobruk have said that over 50,000 birds have died in the past four days, following reports of similar deaths in other parts of the country.
18-04-2013
Reports of poultry and livestock deaths in Benghazi come shortly after an outbreak of a virus in the Jebel Nafusa area of the country.
17-04-2013
India's Minister of State for External Affairs has made the country's highest-level visit since 2007, holding high-level meetings and expressing interest in a long-term oil supply deal.
17-04-2013
An outbreak of Newcastle disease has reportedly caused a large number of poultry deaths in the Jebel Nafusa area of western Libya.
21-03-2013
The state grain-buying agency has recently purchased 50,000 tonnes of wheat, according to Reuters.
20-02-2013
Ireland has sent almost 3,000 heads of cattle to Libya, its first live shipment to the country for more than 16 years.
11-02-2013
The Ministry of Agriculture aims to plant more than 350,000 cypress and casuarina trees across Libya in 2013.
30-01-2013
A report in the Irish press says that 2,900 cows will be shipped to Libya next month, the first exports to the country since the lifting of a 15 year-old ban in 2012.
28-01-2013
The agriculture ministry, along with local authorities in the Gulf of Sirte region, has launched a programme to immunise animals against foot-and-mouth disease.
09-01-2013
Irish cattle exporters are planning to resume trade with Libya for the first time since 1995, according to reports.
27-12-2012
More than half a million sheep have been vaccinated against foot and mouth disease in the Nafusa mountains region of western Libya, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
02-12-2012
A vaccination campaign against foot and mouth disease is ongoing in certain areas of Libya.