Wednesday, 18/9/2019 | 1:19 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Libya Meets Needs of cereals by Imports.

Tripoli, Libya has to meet its needs of

cereals for 2018 through imports, said Abdul Monem Shihab Addin the

Head of Steering C committee of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Half of cereals needs could be met locally if security and

electricity supply improved, Shihab Addin said, adding this requires

investing no less than $120 million, of which 10 million will go to

seeds alone.

Shihab Addin said he expected local harvest to improve in the

forthcoming season, and that 50% of cereals consumption, estimated at

1.2 million tons, would be met locally once electricity supply and

security improved.

He noted that last year cereals output reached around 100.000

tons.

Source: Libya News Agency

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