• Middle East secretly targets our farms
    • Adelaide Now
    • 25 February 2013

    A Qatari Government-owned company is buying up prime agricultural land in South Australia at well above market rates and is forcing farmers to sign confidentiality agreements.

  • Qandil: Egypt-Qatar cooperation for boosting agricultural investments
    • SIS
    • 23 September 2012

    Egypt's Prime Minister received Sheikh Nasser bin Mohamed Al Hageri, the head of the Qatari Hassad Foodstuff Company who is currently visiting Egypt to explore agricultural investments.

  • Mawashi puts greater focus on food security
    • Gulf Times
    • 07 September 2012

    Mawashi, Qatar’s livestock company, plans to invest in industrial agriculture and food sources outside Qatar to serve the vision and objectives of the Qatar National Food Security Programme, it was announced yesterday.

  • Stop selling our land overseas
    • SMH
    • 20 August 2012

    Politicians and economists say that the Australian public is only worked up about foreign ownership of agricultural land because the community is misinformed. This drives the belief that a register of foreign land holdings will calm everyone's anxiety. Given that Queensland has had such a register for 20 years, and that disquiet about foreign ownership still resonates among Queenslanders, this means that something else is at play.

  • Nigeria-Qatar 'govts in effort to enhance ties'
    • Gulf Times
    • 14 June 2012

    We are interested in the opportunity of farming in Nigeria and we are happy that the government is facilitating that process," says Hassad Food Operations and Asset Management executive director Andrew Goodman.

  • Qatar’s farm fund to target grain, wool exports from Australia
    • Bloomberg
    • 01 June 2012

    Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, with an estimated $100 billion in assets, expects to start exports of grains and wool from Australia as it nears completion of a $486 million farm investment plan

  • Qatar's Hassad eyes $625m spend on food supplies
    • Bloomberg
    • 28 May 2012

    Hassad Food Co, the agricultural investment arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, may invest 500m euros this year to increase food supplies for the desert emirate, the company’s chairman said.

  • Hassad Foods and 250,000 ha of Australian farmland
    • All About Feed
    • 07 May 2012

    Hassad Foods' farmland purchases in Australia are guided by a risk minimising strategy. The lands are distributed across different climes and water regimes over a wide geographic area.

  • Hassad wraps up purchase
    • The Land
    • 03 May 2012

    With the purchase of nearly 15,000ha of land in Jerramungup last month, the Qatar-based Hassad Food Company now owns 250,000ha of farmland in Austalia

  • Land the perfect investment for foreigners
    • Stock & Land
    • 26 January 2012

    While interest in Australian agricultural land is coming from all quarters, it is the prospect of sovereign investment to shore up a nation's food security that is attracting the most attention.

  • Qatar's next big purchase: a farming sector
    • Reuters
    • 04 January 2012

    Qatar has been investing in large areas of farmland overseas to ensure access to food supplies, but it also aims to produce most of its food domestically by spending massively to boost crop yields and convert semi-desert into agricultural land.

  • Central African President welcomes Qatari investments in his country
    • QNA
    • 23 November 2011

    President Yangouvonda who is now visiting Qatar said that there are a number of investment fields in his country such as agricultural, cattle breeding, tourism and mineral resources.

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