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Egypt has bought 1.6mn T of local wheat since April 15 CAIRO: Egypt bought 1.6 million tonnes of domestic wheat since the start of the procurement season on April 15, the supplies minister said on Tuesday. Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, plans to buy 4 million tonnes of Egyptian wheat in the 2016 season. The agriculture ministry has said all necessary precautions had been taken to avoid sales of cheaper imported wheat to the government that had been falsely labelled as Egyptian wheat. Last season the government bought a record 5.3 million tonnes of local wheat but roughly 2 million tonnes of the total was believed to be of foreign origin. Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Egypt aims to produce 9mn tons of wheat in 2016: agriculture ministry CAIRO: Egypt aims to produce 9 million tonnes of wheat in 2016, an agriculture ministry spokesman told Reuters on Monday.State television earlier quoted the agriculture minister as saying Egypt aimed to receive 9 million tonnes of wheat from local farmers. The spokesman said the minister was talking about the amount Egypt would produce and not the amount the government planned to procure locally, which is 4 million tonnes.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Egypt has bought 1.3mn T local wheat since April 15 CAIRO: Egypt has bought 1.3 million tonnes of domestic wheat since the start of the procurement season on April 15, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, is planning to buy 4 million tonnes of Egyptian wheat in the 2016 season. The agriculture ministry has said all necessary precautions had been taken to avoid selling of cheaper imported wheat to the government during the procurement season and falsely labelling it ...

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Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,269,000 T May 8 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,269,000 tonnes by May 8 since the start of the season on Oct. 1 last year, exporters estimated on Monday, down from 1,373,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. The arrivals were updated with official Coffee and Cocoa Council data as of April 30. Exporters estimated around 16,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the ports of Abidjan and San ...

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Tunisia cancels tender to buy 100,000 tonnes feed barley HAMBURG: Tunisia's state grains agency has cancelled an international tender for 100,000 tonnes of feed barley which closed on Thursday with no purchase made, European traders said on Friday.Offers were regarded as too high.The barley was sought in four 25,000 tonne consignments shipment between Aug. 15 to Oct. 25, depending on origin they said.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Egypt buys 400,000 tonnes of local wheat since April 15 ABU DHABI: Egypt has bought 400,000 tonnes of local wheat since the start of the procurement season on April 15, the Agriculture Minister said on Monday. Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, is planning to buy 4 million tonnes of Egyptian wheat in the 2016 season.The Agriculture Minister also said in a statement that all necessary precautions had been taken to avoid the selling of cheaper imported wheat to the government during the procurement season ...

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April Cameroon cocoa prices remain largely steady versus March YAOUNDE: Cocoa prices in Cameroon remained largely steady in April, ranging from 1300 CFA francs ($2.23) in the South-West region to 1600 CFA francs in the Centre.Joachim Landry Nanga Mevoa, the general director of the Cameroon agro-business cooperative (Camagrob), said the crop has not been good so far, partly because farmers have used non-approved pesticides.But Laurent Atangana, a cocoa producer, blamed buyers who purchase beans illegally before the crop has been dried or harvested, depressing ...