• Saudi in talks to lease Pakistan farmland
    • Reuters
    • 01 September 2009

    In April, concerns over farmers’ rights led the government of Pakistan’s Balochistan province to block direct deals between United Arab Emirates-based private investors and farmers.

  • Pakistan: Our leaders' voluntary submission to colonisation
    • News International
    • 26 August 2009

    Instead of offering incentives on a similar scale to local farmers, Islamabad is offering legal and tax concessions, with legislative cover, to foreign investors in the form of specialised agricultural and livestock 'free zones' and may also introduce legislation to exempt such investors from government-imposed tax bans. The most worrisome aspect of such wheeling-dealing is the government's decision to develop a new security force of 100,000 men spread across the four provinces to ensure stability of the Arab investments.

  • Abu Dhabi firm grows in Egypt
    • The National
    • 13 August 2009

    A private agricultural investment firm in Abu Dhabi plans a Dh925 million (US$251.8m) farmland deal in Egypt to grow wheat for the African nation’s domestic market.

  • Gulf risks animosity with land grab deals
    • Reuters
    • 13 August 2009

    Gulf states buying farmland in developing nations for food security face the risk of damaging their reputation as international investors as the deals are seen as land grabs, a Rothschild executive said yesterday.

  • Janan to lift farm holding in Egypt
    • The National
    • 06 August 2009

    Janan, a UAE agricultural investment firm, will expand its farmland portfolio in a deal with Egyptian agricultural authorities next week.

  • UAE firm, Egypt to sign farm deal
    • Trade Arabia
    • 04 August 2009

    A United Arab Emirates company will sign a deal with Egypt to cultivate 100,000 feddans, about 42,000 hectares, of land with wheat, corn and feed, the official news agency Mena reported on Tuesday.

  • Is Philippines selling land or selling out?
    • The National
    • 30 July 2009

    “It is the height of stupidity for our country to bargain our lands for the sake of other nation’s food security, while being dependent on importation for our very own food security needs,” says Rafael Mariano

  • Gulf states continue quest for foreign land
    • Reuters
    • 17 July 2009

    "We have no choice but to continue leasing and buying land," said Abdullah Al Obaid, head of the strategy unit at the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia.

  • Inversión extranjera masiva en tierras africanas, una ocasión controvertida
    • AFP
    • 14 July 2009

    "Es una forma de hegemonía (...) Qatar nunca cedería a Kenia participaciones en sus campos petrolíferos", critica el abogado keniano Evans Monari.

  • Sudan will put its agricultural resources at Africa’s disposal
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 02 July 2009

    The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir told the African Union summit in Libya that Sudan is willing to put its resources at the disposal of the continent.

  • La Guinée veut composer avec les Emirats arabes unis
    • Les Afriques
    • 27 June 2009

    Parmi les propositions alléchantes figurent aussi en bonne place les financements des investissements privés, avec, pour composante, le bail emphytéotique d’une partie des 3 500 000 ha de terres cultivables que possède le pays.

  • Zambie : des firmes américaines et émiraties s'intéressent aux exploitations agricoles
    • Les Afriques
    • 27 June 2009

    Selon le ministre de l'Agriculture, Brian Chituwo, des entreprises américaines et émiraties sont intéressées par la création de grandes exploitations agricoles en Zambie, pour cultiver du sucre et des céréales.

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