• UAE's $4b food bill set to climb
    • Bloomberg
    • 24 August 2008

    “We are investing in land in Sudan, Pakistan and Egypt to secure food supplies without being at the mercy of market fluctuations,” Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, said at a conference in Dubai yesterday.

  • United Arab Emirates Food and Drink Report Q3 2008
    • The Poultry Site News Desk
    • 22 August 2008

    Given its unsuitable climate for agricultural development, the UAE must look abroad if it is to significantly expand its agricultural output. Pakistan could be the perfect partner.

  • Small farmers at risk in land scramble
    • Financial Times
    • 11 August 2008

    Small-scale farmers with limited knowledge of their rights stand to lose most as countries such as China and Saudi Arabia expand their quest for African farmland, analysts have warned.

  • UAE stepping up agricultural investment in Sudan
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 06 August 2008

    The United Arab Emirates is beefing up its agricultural investments in Sudan in wake of a food crisis that led to world wide protests primarily in developing nations.

  • Investing abroad is right decision to ensure food supply
    • Gulf News
    • 26 July 2008

    Pakistan has reportedly offered Saudi Arabia a large amount of acres of agricultural land in return for oil. Egypt is also said to have offered both Saudi Arabia and the UAE the opportunity to purchase farmland. Even Bahrain, the smallest economy in the GCC, has started exploring buying farmland in southeast Asian nations, notably Thailand and the Philippines.

  • UAE signs MoU with Philippines to ensure food supply
    • Gulf News
    • 22 July 2008

    The UAE is exploring opportunities in the Philippines to ensure the availability of certain food stocks in the country, an official said.

  • Flour crisis – no end in sight
    • The Post
    • 20 July 2008

    Sources say that UAE businessmen are considering buying large land holdings and importing food items from Pakistan at 20-25 percent less cost.

  • Gulf states look to harvest food from investment in Asia
    • AFP
    • 20 July 2008

    One issue reportedly delaying UAE investment in Pakistan is the Gulf state appearing to want “blanket exemption” from Islamabad’s agricultural export policies.

  • UAE to invest in Kazakh agriculture
    • Financial Times
    • 16 July 2008

    The United Arab Emirates is seeking to invest in agricultural projects in Kazakhstan as part of its efforts to secure food supplies.

  • UAE plans to invest in farmland in Kazakhstan, says president
    • Food Business Review
    • 16 July 2008

    President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed, has said that in order to secure food supply for the country, the government wants to invest in farmland in Kazakhstan

  • UAE looks abroad for food security
    • Gulf News
    • 09 July 2008

    The UAE is actively looking at acquiring farmland in Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa and South America in an effort to ensure the availability of food stocks, according to the UAE Minister of Economy.

  • Financializing Food: Schroders Closes One Fund, Launches New as Speculative Money Continues to Flood into Commodity Funds
    • Indonesia Investmenet Coordinating Board
    • 08 July 2008

    Gobal fund manager Schroders is launching an Agricultural Land Fund, only months after closing its USD 6 billion Alternative Solutions Agriculture Fund due to excessive investor demand.

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