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10 Jul 2011 Kenana Sugar Company
Beltone and Kenana establish a new agriculture fund
Beltone Private Equity and Kenana Sugar Company have signed an agreement to create the MAHASEEL Agriculture Investment Fund, aiming to deploy up to $1 billion in large-scale agriculture projects in Sudan and Egypt.
08 Jul 2011 The Guardian
The transformation of the Chaco is an ecological and human tragedy
The Chaco – which stretches across Argentina and Paraguay – is now being ripped up and converted to US-style ranchland by bulldozers even faster than it was before and the few Indians who live there have never felt more threatened, writes John Vidal
15 Jun 2011 Reuters
Kingdom to double wheat reserves
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Agriculture calls Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine “probable countries of investment” in farmland and confirms Kingdom's continued interest in farmland in south Sudan.
14 Jun 2011 Quotidien de Nouakchott
Djigo Moussa, à propos de la mise a disposition de terres au profit d’investisseurs saoudiens : « C’est la mort programmée de l’élevage local… »
Entretien avec Djigo Moussa, président du comité de suivi des affaires foncières, une structure mise en place par les représentants de 60 villages de la Moughata’a de Boghé pour produire un document par lequel, les populations feront valoir leurs droits sur les terres du Brakna mises à disposition d’investisseurs saoudiens par les autorités mauritaniennes.
08 Jun 2011 Bloomberg
Egypt, Kingdom Holding sign deal on disputed Toshka land
“We have opened a new page with the Egyptian government,” Alwaleed said at a news conference with Egyptian PM Essam Sharaf. “We call on Arab and international investors to return to Egypt as soon as possible.”
07 Jun 2011 Reuters
Saudi prince signs new Egypt farm land deal
KADCO, part of Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Holding Co, now owns 10,000 feddans [more than 10,000 ha] in southern Egypt while cultivating another 15,000 feddans that it will get ownership of at a later date.
01 Jun 2011 CRIDEM
Projet de mise à disposition de terres au profit de saoudiens : 60 villages du Brakna seront-ils privés de leur espace vital ?
Pour les populations locales, il s’agit en fait « d’un projet d’accaparement des terres, d’expropriation. »
30 May 2011 CRIDEM
Attribution de 40 mille hectares aux Saoudiens : Les populations de Boghé s’opposent au Projet.
Lors d’une assemblée générale des délégués de 60 localités qui s’est tenue le 27 Mai 2011 au siège de l’Association Mauritanienne pour l’Auto Développement (AMAD) à Boghé les représentants des populations locales ont, dans leur écrasante majorité, exprimé leur désaccord vis-à-vis du projet d’attribution de 40.000 hectares de terres rendu public dans un avis préfectoral affiché dans les locaux de la Moughata’a.
18 May 2011 Arabian Business
Water shortages threaten growth in Gulf states
Gulf states have opted to buy up large tracts of farmland in developing countries in a bid to safeguard their food supplies – a strategy that risks exporting their water shortages to other nations, analysts said.
18 May 2011 ColomboPage
Saudi businessmen encouraged to invest in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen invites Saudi businessmen to invest in Sri Lanka and says his country can cultivate agricultural crops for Saudi Arabia.
14 May 2011 RTVE.es
Documentos TV - Planeta en venta
La crisis financiera de 2008 ha despertado al mundo de las finanzas que ha visto en la agricultura un nuevo mercado. El repentino interés de los inversores por las tierras, se debe a que se han dado cuenta de que con este tipo de inversión no corren riego de quiebra.
12 May 2011 SMNE
SMNE: Major loopholes in land lease contracts raise many questions
The Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development recently released the Land Rent Contractual Agreements for land leases between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and twenty-four companies or individuals.


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