• Sudan spends $1.5 billion to develop agriculture
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 05 October 2008

    Sudanese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will spend three billion Sudanese pounds (1.5 billion USD) up to the end of the year to implement a massive program to develop the agricultural sector.

  • Foreigners farm for themselves in a hungry Africa
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 28 September 2008

    Some of the world's richest nations are coming to grow crops and export the yields, hoping to turn the global epicenter of malnutrition into a breadbasket for themselves.

  • Gulf states covet Asian farms
    • Asia Times
    • 26 September 2008

    Once committed largely to perceived safe-haven investments in the United States, Gulf nations are now looking to send their petrodollar surpluses towards a more exotic global destination: Southeast Asian farmland.

  • Wikileaks: Leading businessman on Sudan's agriculture sector, foreign-investor activity, and government mismanagement
    • Wikileaks
    • 18 September 2008

    "In a wide-ranging conversation, Sudanese business magnate Osama Daoud outlined a project to gradually develop as much as 1.26 million acres in northern Sudan for agricultural production," reports the US Embassy in Khartoum

  • Global Scramble to Own Food and Agricultural Assets
    • TriState Observer
    • 05 September 2008

    On the heels of tight crop production reports and the recent memory of individual nations experiencing food disruptions, there is a scramble to control or own agricultural assets and food stocks.

  • GCC for joint farm fund to cut import bill
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 03 September 2008

    The UAE and other Gulf oil producers are considering creating a giant fund to invest in farm in fertile Arab areas and other nations to slash a soaring import bill and ease reliance on foreign markets for their food.

  • Turkey the winner in Gulf's investment hunt
    • Turkish Daily News
    • 01 September 2008

    As the increase in oil prices continue to help boost the income of Persian Gulf nations, Turkey is becoming a magnet for Gulf-based investors aiming to establish strategic food reserves

  • Gulf banks launch 3 major Islamic investment projects
    • Gulf Times
    • 28 August 2008

    Three major multi-billion Shariah-based projects to boost infrastructure, agriculture and hospitality sectors in GCC and elsewhere in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia were launched here yesterday.

  • Al Qudra buys land for crops
    • AME info
    • 27 August 2008

    Qudra Holding plans to buy about 400,000 hectares of land in the Middle East, Africa and the Far East by the first quarter of 2009 to boost its agriculture operations, reported The National.

  • New Gulf funds find investment niches
    • The National
    • 27 August 2008

    Three new investment funds controlled by prominent Gulf investors will sink at least US$2.8 billion (Dh10.3 bn) into infrastructure, agriculture and hospitality projects in the Middle East and South Asia.

  • Al Qudra to buy 400,000 hectares of farmland
    • The National
    • 26 August 2008

    Al Qudra Holding, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company, plans to acquire roughly 400,000 hectares of land in the Middle East, East Africa and Far East by the end of the first quarter of next year in a major expansion of its agricultural operations.

  • Sharia initiatives worth $10bn launched
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 24 August 2008

    Three of the Gulf's biggest financial house has teamed up to launch three investment vehicles worth $10 billion (Dh36.7bn). The 'strategic' alliance between Gulf Finance House, Ithmaar Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House covers the infrastructure, agricultural and hospitality sectors and are expected to bring return on investments in 18 months. The agricultural fund is considering Australia, China, the Philippies, India and North African countries for food production and livestock.

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