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One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.

New Zealand offers agriculture expertise to Qatar

New Zealand offers agriculture expertise to Qatar

New Zealand is ready to provide some of its agricultural expertise and technology transfer to Qatar, a parliamentarian from New Zealand has told Gulf Times.

Sweet scheme: France uncovers massive Italian kiwi fraud

Sweet scheme: France uncovers massive Italian kiwi fraud

French authorities said Monday that they had dismantled a long-running scam to label and sell Italian kiwis as more pricey French fruit.

Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare

Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare

A woman has been arrested after a ‘complex’ investigation into an Australian strawberry scare where needles were found stuck into the fruit, police said Sunday, in a crisis that sparked nationwide panic.

Kazakhstan offers investment opportunities in PPPs, agriculture sectors

Kazakhstan offers investment opportunities in PPPs, agriculture sectors

Kazakhstan has called on Qatari investors to participate in the Central Asian country’s multi-million dollar projects in various fields and to forge more private sector partnerships to enhance bilateral trade relations.

Italy to strengthen ties with Qatar in agro-food sector, says envoy

Italy to strengthen ties with Qatar in agro-food sector, says envoy

Amid the growth in agro-food sector in the past two years, Italy is strengthening the ties of Qatari and Italian private sectors in the fields of agriculture and livestock production, feed production and food processing, Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano said.

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Qatar, Palestine to co-operate in farming, livestock areas

Qatar, Palestine to co-operate in farming, livestock areas

Qatar and Palestine have signed an agreement to promote and develop co-operation in the fields of agriculture, livestock and fisheries.

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

US firms 'keen to explore investment scopes in Qatar'

US firms 'keen to explore investment scopes in Qatar'

Two-way trade between Qatar and US worth $125bn is predicted to double

Qatari firm plans factories to meet local food needs

Qatari firm plans factories to meet local food needs

“Our group is studying 16 types of factories, some of which have already started, while the others that are in the pipeline will start soon,” Qatar Businessmen Association chairman Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani announced.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.