• Forbes Serbia: Biggest landowner in Serbia is Matijevic Meat Industry
    • Beta Briefing
    • 22 February 2024

    The largest landowners in Serbia are Matijevic Meat Industry, Al Dahra (UAE), Delta Holding, Almex, Login EKO, Coric Agrar, Mile Blagojevic, Elite Agro (UAE), Al Rawafed (UAE) and Nicko, Forbes Serbia reports

  • EU to extend ban on sale of Croatian farmland to foreigners
    • Euractiv
    • 11 June 2020

    Croatia could experience severe and aggressive land-grabbing attempts by foreign entities at the current stage, particularly when it comes to fertile farmland in the east of the country.

  • Croatia to extend moratorium on sale of farm land to foreigners
    • Euractiv
    • 25 September 2019

    Croatia will soon submit a request to the European Commission to extend a seven-year moratorium on the sale of agricultural land to foreigners.

  • Croatia: Investor from Middle East interested in Slavonian land
    • TCN
    • 01 April 2016

    Prime Minister Tihomir Oreškovic has announced that an investor from the Middle East is interested in a 10,000 hectare plot of agricultural land in Slavonia.

  • EU brings financial envelopes for agriculture, restricts farmland buying
    • dalje.com
    • 27 June 2013

    Croatia has retained restrictions on the purchase of farmland, so that foreigners will not be able to buy agricultural land in Croatia for seven years after the country's entry into the EU, with a possibility of extending this time frame for another three years.

  • Foreign ownership ban retained
    • DTN/TPF
    • 20 May 2013

    Wisconsin state legislators have blocked an effort by Gov. Scott Walker to lift the state's long-time limits on foreign ownership of farmland.

  • Gulf investment offers hope for Africa
    • The National
    • 31 May 2010

    Between 2007 and mid-2008, Gulf states and their government-backed businesses spent US$15 billion (Dh55bn) in sub-Saharan Africa alone, much of it in the drive for food security

  • Healthy balance at stake in plans for food security
    • The National
    • 25 October 2009

    UAE foreign investment in food production have so far focused on leasing Pakistan and Sudan’s agricultural land, with new prospects in Cambodian rice, Canadian wheat and Australian beef. Alongside the strategic deals at the national level, private investment has followed which should open new channels of trade, for example, Al Qudra Holding has plans to grow grain and vegetables in Vietnam and Croatia as well as Pakistan.

  • Food security or economic slavery?
    • Business Day
    • 01 June 2009

    These arrangements are reminiscent of “banana republics” when many African countries served as plantations for European countries -- but even those did not come with such explicit restrictions and rigidities.

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