• Emir launches Qatar project on food security
    • Gulf Times
    • 17 November 2009

    Meanwhile, the government is planning to launch an initial public offering for the shares of Hassad Food, the strategic food investment arm of Qatar Investment Authority, in order to list it on the local bourse, according to Doha-based Al Arab daily.

  • Answering the food security colonial conundrum?
    • The Gulf Blog
    • 07 November 2009

    One must ask if arrangements such as those promoted by Hassad Foods of Qatar are really that much better.

  • Hassad Food plans $68m poultry project
    • Reuters
    • 05 November 2009

    The firm also aims to conclude as many as six deals by year end, including in Latin America and is scouting Africa to set up joint ventures or buy firms to develop land.

  • Hassad comes to the aid of less privileged
    • The Peninsula
    • 05 November 2009

    “This partnership is to create an environment for the active NGOs in Qatar to venture into our foreign investments,” said Nasser Mohamed Al Hajri, Chairman and Managing Director, Hassad Food.

  • Qatar SWF food unit eyes PAVA stake, seals Sudan deal
    • Reuters
    • 29 October 2009

    Qatar's Hassad Food is eyeing a stake in Russia's PAVA and has signed a deal potentially worth $1 billion to develop land in Sudan as it looks to grow through acquisitions and joint ventures, its chairman said on Thursday.

  • Food quest
    • The Economist
    • 08 September 2009

    The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has launched a venture aiming to invest in food production worldwide focusing on the acquisition and development of existing agribusiness companies rather than the lease of large tracts of farmland.

  • Call for GCC 'land grab' policy to stop - experts
    • Arabian Business
    • 07 September 2009

    Agricultural experts have called for a halt to moves by Gulf investors to snap up foreign land, amid claims that poor nations are losing much-needed farmland in a calculated land grab.

  • Wikileaks: Qatari food company adapts investment strategy to concerns of partner countries
    • Wikileaks
    • 03 September 2009

    A Hassad Food advisor explained to Emboff September 3 that the company tailors its involvement in each country to the preferences of its partner in order to minimize local "backlash" to the company's actions.

  • Hassad Food eyes stakes in agricultural firms abroad
    • The Peninsula
    • 20 August 2009

    Hassad Food's priority in business partnership and export will be given to Arabic and Islamic countries. “A big project will be launched in the near future between Qatar and Sudan. The budget is open as no minimum or maximum limit has been considered so it will be a big project.”

  • Qatar firm in ‘food for all’ mission
    • Gulf Times
    • 20 August 2009

    “We are looking for opportunities where we can work with partners owning or running farmlands and having expansion plans. We do not want to take away the land of the poor,” the chairman of Hassad Food says.

  • Interview: Qatar's Hassad Food eyes firms instead of farmland
    • Reuters
    • 11 August 2009

    Hassad Food, owned by Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, will buck the Gulf Arab trend of buying farmland abroad to secure food supplies and consider taking stakes in agricultural companies instead, its chairman said.

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