Saudis to invest $ 266m in Ethiopia and Sudan
    A group of five Saudi Arabia business men have planned to invest 1 billion Saudi riyals (some $ 266.6 million) in agricultural projects in Sudan and Ethiopia within the coming few years, Pan Arab daily Asharq Al Awsat reports.
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 18 February 2009
    Saudis to invest in Ethiopia and Sudan
    A group of Saudi businessmen have planned to invest over SR1 billion [USD267m] in agricultural projects in Ethiopia and Sudan on a staggered schedule within next few years.
    • Arab News
    • 11 February 2009
    Food: The big land sell-off
    With vast tracts of land being sold in Madagascar, and Sudan and other African governments actively seeking investors in agricultural land, are we witnessing a neo-colonial land grab or will the investment result in greater food productivity to the long-term benefit of recipient nations?
    • African Business
    • 07 February 2009
    Saudi Gets First Rice Produced by Locals Abroad
    Saudi Arabia, one of the world's biggest rice importers, has received the first batch of rice to be produced abroad by local investors, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.
    • Reuters
    • 27 January 2009
    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives Minister of Commerce and Industry
    King Abdullah received today Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce and Industry accompanied by two Saudi businessmen Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi and Abdullah Hassan Al-Masri on the occasion of the arrival of the earliest produce of their rice to the Kingdom.
    • S.Arabia MoFA
    • 25 January 2009
    Al-Amoudi plans largest agro investment
    In the largest single agricultural investment, Ethiopia’s richest man Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, joined the bio-fuel sector in a joint venture with Jemal Ahmed, one of the biggest edible and palm oil importers in the country.
    • Addis Fortune
    • 24 January 2009
    East Africa-Middle East invest in farmland
    To lure investment dollars, the Sudan government has removed import duties on agricultural equipment being imported into the country.
    • Farming UK
    • 16 January 2009
    Projet de loi portant création de la Société djiboutienne de sécurité alimentaire (SDSA)
    Sur les concessions proprement dites, le Soudan a mis à la disposition de notre pays 4200 hectares ce projet sera financé par la Banque Islamique (BI), quant à l’Ethiopie, elle devra délivrer 5000 hectares mais par étapes et cette partie du projet sera financé par la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD).
    • République de Djibouti
    • 11 January 2009
    Notes to broadcasters on foreign-owned farmland
    Dependence on oil imports may be influencing the Ethiopian government’s decision to lease farmland to Saudi Arabia
    • Farm Radio Weekly
    • 22 December 2008
    Ethiopia: Can foreign-owned farms solve food crisis?
    The Ethiopian government’s ambitious target of harvesting 28 million tonnes of cereals in the first three quarters of the 2007/2008 budget year has failed. Authorities seem determined to change this situation by leasing huge chunks of land to other sovereign states for mechanised farming.
    • IPS
    • 13 December 2008
    Should Africa lease land to foreign firms?
    One-hour audio debate on the BBC
    • BBC
    • 08 December 2008
    Saudi Investor Finalizing Ethiopian Sugar Project, Walta Says
    Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi is finalizing plans for a $300 million sugar plantation in northwestern Ethiopia, the Walta Information Center reported.
    • New Scientist
    • 04 December 2008
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