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NOC acquires Yara's stake in Libyan Fertiliser Company

Norwegian fertiliser producer Yara International has entered into an agreement with Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) on 31 December 2020 to divest its full ownership interest in the Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Company (LIFECO). Yara's full legal ownership interest in LIFECO together with all economic rights and all obligations and […]

Libya may Buy Tractors from Belarus

By John Lee. Libya is reported to be interested in buying tractors from Belarus. According to state news agency BelTA, a Libyan delegation recently visited Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) to discuss the possibility of buying agricultural machines and tractors, and asked MTZ to prepare offers. It adds that, since 2012, the Belarusian company has shipped […]

Irish Firm Sourcing Bulls for Libya

By John Lee. Irish-based Purcell Brothers is reported to be preparing an order of bulls for the Libyan market. According to Agriland, the shipment of Friesian and continental bulls is scheduled to depart the end of April. (Source: Agriland)

EU strengthens Fisheries Industry in Libya

A group of officials and technical experts from a diverse set of Libya's leading coastal cities visited Galicia in mid-July on a study visit intended to advance the development of a local fisheries industry in Libya, complementing a project already launched with the support of the European Committee of the Regions and the Italian region […]

2,400 Bulls shipped from Ireland to Libya

By John Lee. A consignment of 2,400 Friesian and continental bulls has reportedly left Ireland for Libya. According to, the consignment was organised by Purcell Brothers, and left from Waterford Port. (Source: (Picture credit: Ian Paterson)

FAO continues Capacity-Building Program in Libya

FAO continues its capacity-building program with Libyan partners The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is completing the cycle of training workshops on fighting Zoonotic diseases in Libya implemented in the framework of the Emergency Assistance for Outbreaks of Deadly Zoonotic Diseases (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Rabies outbreaks and Rift Valley fever) […]

LifeCo Gas Supply Suspended pending Debt Payment

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed the suspension of natural gas supply to the Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Company (LifeCo) pending settlement of unpaid debts. In a statement, NOC said: "NOC management has attempted to resolve the issue through various consultations aimed at rooting out corruption and ensuring operational continuity at LifeCo plants. NOC has […]

Campaign to Stop sending Irish Livestock to Libya

The campaign group Compassion in World Farming has urged lawmakers to ban the export of live animals from Ireland to Libya. In an opinion piece for The Journal, Caroline Rowley, Spokesperson for the organisation in Ireland, says that in Libya terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having […]