• US, UAE firms eye Zambian farming land
    • Reuters
    • 12 June 2009

    Companies from the US and the UAE are interested in establishing large farms in Zambia to grow sugar and grains, the country's agriculture minister said

  • Asia: Land grabs threaten food security
    • IRIN
    • 10 June 2009

    Sam Pov, a rice farmer in Cambodia’s western Battambang Province, is very worried that his land will be taken over by a foreign investor.

  • Betting the farm
    • Fortune/CNN
    • 10 June 2009

    As world population expands, the demand for arable land should soar. At least that's what George Soros, Lord Rothschild, and other investors believe.

  • Gulf states show interest in Thai farms
    • Reuters
    • 08 June 2009

    A number of Gulf states have expressed interest in livestock and rice farming in Thailand to secure food supplies, a Thai official said on Monday. "The countries involved could be Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar or the UAE," he added.

  • Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 04 June 2009

    The UAE Government is holding talks with Thailand about plans to develop huge livestock farms in the Southeast Asian country.

  • 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.

  • Pakistan opens more farmland to foreigners
    • Reuters
    • 18 May 2009

    Pakistan dramatically increased the amount of farmland open to foreign investors to six million acres, but will require outsiders to share half of their crop with local growers, Pakistan’s investment minister told Reuters.

  • Pakistan on prowl for $10 bln in Gulf help
    • Zawya Dow Jones
    • 16 May 2009

    Pakistan hopes to attract more than $10 billion of investment from oil-rich Arab Gulf countries this year to help develop the country's infrastructure, a senior government official said Saturday.

  • UAE companies eye projects in Pakistan
    • The National
    • 16 May 2009

    Investors from the UAE are considering a number of investments in Pakistan, despite escalating violence in the north-west of the country.

  • Pakistan: The great land grab
    • Dawn
    • 09 May 2009

    THESE days, as we follow the struggle against the Taliban in the northwest, we can be forgiven for missing other important news. For instance, I had filed away a report on plans to lease large chunks of agricultural land in Punjab and Sindh to overseas investors in the back of my mind, planning to write about it later. When I ran a Google search on the subject, however, I realised the enormity of the scam.When I ran a Google search

  • Russia's PAVA to offer farmland to Gulf investors
    • Reuters
    • 06 May 2009

    Russian grain processing firm PAVA plans a farmland investment road show across the Gulf region over the next two months and is open to selling shares to Middle East investors as it aims to triple the land under its control.

  • Rethinking corporate farming
    • Daily Times
    • 05 May 2009

    Our government is planning to offer Arab investors legislative cover to protect them from changes in the government, but hardly any attention has yet been given to the need for protecting poor labourers who will be working for Arab corporate agriculture companies

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