26 Jan 2017 Filipino Times
PH agri attaché eyes ‘food security’ ties with UAE
The Philippine Embassy’s agricultural counsellor is looking at working on an agreement in the area of food security with the UAE government
17 Jan 2017 Manila Bulletins
LandBank, JICA ink ¥4.9-B agribusiness project for Mindanao conflict areas
Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) and the government of Japan have signed a loan agreement worth almost ¥5-billion to fund a five-year project that aims to jumpstart agribusiness investments in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
22 Nov 2016 Business Mirror
Malaysian firm to invest $1 billion in Philippines palm oil plantation
Alif Oil Trading Co. is looking for 128,000 hectares of land in Agusan del Sur to establish oil palm plantations
13 Nov 2016 Bussiness Mirror
PHL, Malaysia eye cooperation in agribusiness
Philippines Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the Malaysian proponent is keen on tapping 200 to 300 hectares of land for the palm-oil plantation. He added that the project is purely a private-sector undertaking.
11 Nov 2016 Rappler
Malaysian investors eye increasing investments in palm oil in the Philippines
During President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Malaysia, Malaysian businessmen expressed their interest in investing in palm oil plantations in the Philippines.
07 Nov 2016 GMA
Philippines: Chinese investors eye 6,000 ha tea plantation in MILF territory
Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said he will meet with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help Chinese investors set-up a 6,000 ha tea plantation within the rebels' controlled territory in Mindanao.
07 Nov 2016
The Hidden side of agribusiness: Violation of indigenous and community land rights in Southeast Asia
As the global rush for land intensifies, provoked in particular by the demand for alternatives to fossil fuels, governments across Southeast Asia have welcomed investments by both local and foreign agribusiness companies
25 Oct 2016 Produce Plus
Itochu to invest US$57.7m in bananas
Itochu's $57.7m investment through its Dole business will include a 55 per cent increase of its 20,000 ha plantations in the Philippines by 2018
16 Oct 2016 TV5Monde
"Terres à vendre" : un tour du monde de l'accaparement des terres agricoles
Le livre-reportage Terres à vendre est une minutieuse enquête sur les rachats de terres agricoles par l'agroindustrie, de partout sur la planète. Un ouvrage édifiant et inquiétant sur un phénomène mondial en pleine expansion.
05 Oct 2016 Business World
Chinese group seeking 10,000 hectares for cacao
A group of Chinese investors has tapped the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao, Inc. (CIDAMI) to help obtain a 10,000-hectare (ha) area for development into a cacao plantation.
30 Jun 2016 AFP
Philippines: dix projets emblématiques du président Duterte
Le nouveau président philippin Rodrigo Duterte souhaite amender certaines lois restreignant les investissements étrangers mais reste hostile à la vente du foncier à des intérêts étrangers.
09 May 2016 Rappler
Philippines; Duterte open to lifting cap on foreign ownership of firms
While Duterte intends to liberalize the entry of foreign investments in the country, he said he does not want to touch the constitutional limit on foreign land ownership.


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