• The farms race
    • Globe and Mail
    • 30 January 2009

    Wealthy countries short of fertile land are gazing hungrily at Canada's prairies

  • UN argues for sharing of benefits in overseas agriculture deals
    • The National
    • 21 January 2009

    Gulf governments, entrepreneurs and sovereign wealth funds have spent vast sums buying or leasing farmland across Asia and Africa to try to secure cheaper imports and keep supermarket prices low. But the World Bank and UN want them to put more money into development aid.

  • Pakistan’s food insecurity
    • Daily times
    • 20 January 2009

    For the practical realisation of the goal of food sovereignty that has been eluding our nation since the time of independence, the importance of genuine agrarian reform and peasants’ rights cannot be underestimated.

  • Nigeria signs $16b investment pact with UAE
    • The Guardian
    • 16 January 2009

    The Federal Government, yesterday, in Abuja, signed a $16 billion development cooperation agreement which covers real estate, agriculture, power, oil and gas, with the Dubai World Corporation in the United Arab Emirates.

  • East Africa-Middle East invest in farmland
    • Farming UK
    • 16 January 2009

    To lure investment dollars, the Sudan government has removed import duties on agricultural equipment being imported into the country.

  • Investment Minister for capitalizing relations with UAE
    • Daily Mail
    • 15 January 2009

    Senator Waqar said that a new investment policy for the next 10 years is on cards which would be prepared with the consultation of private sector.

  • Kenya defends plans to parcel out 40,000 hectares to Qatar
    • Daily Nation
    • 11 January 2009

    Most of the produce from the proposed project, mainly vegetables and fruits, would be exported to the Gulf. Questions have been raised on why the Government has chosen to lease the land instead of engaging local farmers to boost food security in the country.

  • Vision 3 Alliance holds inaugural board meeting
    • Arab News
    • 09 January 2009

    Vision 3, an alliance formed by Gulf Finance House, Ithmaar Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House, announced the make up of its board at its inaugural meeting yesterday.

  • Investments by UAE in Egypt reach $2.9 billion
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 08 January 2009

    Egypt will receive a number of UAE delegations next month to discuss proposals involving agriculture, land reclamation and the food industry in southern Egypt, as well as infrastructure and renewable energy projects.

  • Madgascar, Kenya question widsom of foreign land deals
    • Global Voices
    • 21 December 2008

    Such blockbuster deals neglect to take into consideration the true interests of the farmers

  • Indonesia looks to Middle East, Gulf oil-rich investors
    • The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
    • 19 December 2008

    The government aims to net more investment from Middle East oil state main players next year, in particular in the agricultural sector, despite the global economic downturn, says a government official.

  • Arabs to buy WA land?
    • Farm Weekly
    • 17 December 2008

    Agriculture Department denies a recent WA trade delegation visit to several Middle Eastern countries was to promote selling WA agricultural land for grain and livestock.

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