• Plough or pay policy set to force farms to grow up
    • The Diplomat
    • 03 Mar 2011

    Multinationals, foreign entrepreneurs and investment funds eying Romania as a place to develop have either bought up land as a place to develop agriculture, lease or land bank.

  • Food reserve planned, but imports leave UAE vulnerable
    • The National
    • 12 January 2011

    Several national companies and even the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the capital's sovereign fund, are planning investments in agriculture in countries as diverse as Vietnam, Cambodia, Pakistan, Australia, Romania and the United States.

  • Bargain price of east German land 'unsustainable'
    • Agrimoney
    • 24 June 2010

    More than 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a gulf still exists between farm prices in eastern and western Germany which provides a "good opportunity" for investors, a boss at KTG Agrar has said.

  • Gulf farmland search switches to richer countries
    • Reuters
    • 28 May 2010

    "As more investors look into the opportunities that developed nations present there will be no need to go underground or be ashamed of these deals," said Hakan Agro's Tomar.

  • Saudi's Agroinvest to raise $533m for farm investments
    • Reuters
    • 12 April 2010

    But company says it does not want to tarnish Saudi Arabia's image by buying farmlands abroad

  • Rausing company pays EUR 8.2mn for arable land in Romania
    • UkrAgroConsult
    • 08 Mar 2010

    Ingleby Agricultura, controlled by the Rausing family, paid EUR 8.2mn for purchasing 2,000ha of arable land in Western Romania from Danish company FirstFarms

  • Gulf sovereign funds show interest in farmland fund
    • Reuters
    • 21 January 2010

    The fund is in the process of leasing 50,000 hectares of land in Tanzania which will be complete by the end of this year and will mainly be for rice production.

  • EXCLUSIVE-New Gulf fund to target Africa, E.Europe farmland
    • Reuters
    • 12 November 2009

    A private sector fund worth $350 million plans to launch by the end of the year in the Gulf, with the aim of acquiring farmland in Romania, Moldova and Tanzania

  • Farmland investment fund is seeking more than Dh1bn
    • The National
    • 12 September 2009

    What started as a government drive to secure cheap food resource has now become a viable business model and many Gulf companies are venturing into agricultural investments to diversify their portfolios.

  • After an “assault” in agricultural field, Danes attack energy sector
    • Financiarul.ro
    • 08 July 2009

    After having invested over 300 million euros for the acquisition of agricultural land alone, and another dozens of millions were invested in food industry, now Danish investors see a new opportunity on Romania’s market, namely the development of renewable energy parks

  • Japan to promote farm investment overseas for food security
    • Bloomberg
    • 27 April 2009

    Japan is considering providing loans from a government-owned bank for companies to purchase and lease farmland abroad, Munemitsu Hirano, counsellor at the international affairs department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said.

  • L'agriculture délocalisable
    • Sud Ouest
    • 12 April 2009

    Des États à la recherche d'autonomie alimentaire et des grands groupes louent des millions d'hectares à l'étranger. Christian Bouquet, spécialiste en géopolitique, explique le phénomène.

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