The recent recognition by the African Development Bank to the role played by the private sector in Libya is a positive indicator and reflects an improving trend in the country
Whilst it is easy to focus on the oil and gas let’s give praise to some of the more progressive elements of Libya commerce – in this post the food and agriculture sector.
In the last two days there have been three excellent examples of private enterprise.
- Firstly, the opening of the largest pasta, couscous and semolina factory in North Africa in the city of #Zliten Libya
- Secondly, #Aljaied Company for Food Industries opening of a new cheese spread production line changing the company’s role in this sector from an importer to a producer, and
- Thirdly a booming olive oil, date, dairy, pasta and agricultural sector
Libya must now look to the future, beyond its own frontiers and those of its neighbours, and work towards building testing and export capability that would allow it to become a global exporter worthy of its food and agricultural sector.
THE BRITISH LIBYAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND ITS MEMBERS STANDS BY TO SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY AND ITS LOCAL CHAMBERS HELPING DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH INDUSTRY LEADING TESTING AND CERTIFICATION TO FURTHER ITS EXPORT CAPABILITY
Libya should focus on agricultural that based on low water consumption such as dates , olives rosemary and basil