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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Syria and Russia are said to be developing a shipping route between Tartus, Syria and Sebastopol, Crimea, mainly for the supply of grain to Syria but also for building materials. Syria will ship agricultural products to Sebastopol. “Rebel” (opposition?) forces in Daraa, Syria, located near Jordan, are stopping farmers from supplying any local wheat to government-controlled areas. There is concern in Daraa that the local wheat and flour supplies may not be sufficient for local need, causing the existing no-sell rules to be strictly enforced. USAID has been supplying flour to Daraa, but that program is winding down. Jebel Ali Port in Dubai has opened an animal feed inspection...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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