• UAE: Strategic plan sought to achieve food security
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 15 April 2009

    Abu Dhabi's food imports increased considerably during the past two years as the cultivated area contracted and the level of self-sufficiency in several commodities and livestock went down, the emirate's Department of Planning and Economy has revealed. The department yesterday called for a strategic plan to achieve food security through an increase in agricultural investment outside the UAE, especially in Sudan.

  • Jordan to move forward on agricultural investments in Sudan
    • Sudan Times
    • 11 April 2009

    Jordan will dispatch a delegation to Sudan next Thursday headed by its agriculture minister Saeed Al-Masri to discuss an agreement on developing food farms in the East African country, according to media reports.

  • Gulf investors target Africa
    • MEED
    • 03 April 2009

    African states have actively encouraged Gulf investors into areas like agriculture, seeing them as a useful counterweight to China’s influence.

  • Pakistan to provide food security to UAE
    • Gulf News
    • 27 Mar 2009

    Pakistan has offered UAE investors an opportunity to invest in corporate farming projects back home as a means to secure the UAE's food supplies.

  • Qatar fund to target food and energy
    • Financial Times
    • 13 Mar 2009

    Qatar's sovereign wealth fund will turn its focus to commodities - particularly food and energy - in the second half of 2009, a senior official said yesterday.

  • UAE to Invest 700 Billion U.S. Dlrs to East Asia
    • Xinhua
    • 12 Mar 2009

    The United Arab Emirates plans to invest up to 700 billion US dollars in East Asia as the country had huge profits from soaring oil prices in recent years, Head of the Indonesian Capital Investment Coordinating Board Muhammad Lutfi said in Jakarta Thursday. Among the sectors for possible investment are energy, agriculture, tourism and food security.

  • Arabs buying Australian farms
    • Farming UK
    • 09 Mar 2009

    Could the Middle East become a significant new source of offshore investment in Australia’s extensive northern cattle industry?

  • Quest for food security breeds neo-colonialists
    • The Times (London)
    • 05 Mar 2009

    Perhaps the UN’s hand-wringing is just sentimental. Deals will be done and the rush to buy land has begun in Europe, too.

  • Middle East agribusiness offers Nigeria $3bn investment yearly
    • The Punch
    • 24 February 2009

    Agribusiness in the Middle East countries hold out investment opportunities worth $3bn for Nigeria yearly.

  • Sheep imported from UAE for breeding and meat
    • Vietnam Business News
    • 22 February 2009

    A flock of 360 sheep imported from the UAE landed at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport Saturday, Ninh Thuan Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said.

  • Mideast food market touches Dh114b
    • Gulf News
    • 17 February 2009

    With land prices falling, now is a good time for the UAE to acquire farmland in other countries, in order to strengthen food security, a senior official says.

  • Food: The big land sell-off
    • African Business
    • 07 February 2009

    With vast tracts of land being sold in Madagascar, and Sudan and other African governments actively seeking investors in agricultural land, are we witnessing a neo-colonial land grab or will the investment result in greater food productivity to the long-term benefit of recipient nations?

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