• Saudi Arabia to establish $800m agricultural company
    • Menafn
    • 24 November 2008

    The Agriculture Minister of Saudi Arabia, Fahd Balghunaim, said that the government will set up an $801.1 million company to invest in overseas agricultural projects, Arab News reported.

  • What ails Sudan’s agricultural sector
    • Arab News
    • 22 November 2008

    Saudi Arabia is in a better position to forge politico-economic partnerships with other countries with a view to achieving food security. The best partner in this respect is Sudan, known as the food basket of the Arab world. But foreigners are reluctant to invest in Sudan and the efforts made by the Sudanese government to overcome this reluctance have not met with much success.

  • Welcome fades for wealthy nations
    • Financial Times
    • 20 November 2008

    The initial welcome given to rich countries’ investment in African farmland by agricultural and development officials has faded as the first ventures prove to be heavily weighted in favour of the investors. The FAO warned of such a trend when it said this year that the race to secure farmland overseas risked creating a “neo-colonial” system.

  • Saudi's Binladin Group to complete agricultural investment study soon
    • Jakarta Post
    • 19 November 2008

    The Saudi Arabia-based Binladin Group is expected to wrap up a feasibility study by the end of this year on investment in a massive food business program that will be located primarily in the eastern part of Indonesia, a senior official says.

  • South Korea's Daewoo to grow corn in Madagascar
    • Reuters
    • 18 November 2008

    South Korea's Daewoo Logistics will plant corn in Madagascar, a company official said on Tuesday, with a long-term aim to replace more than half the corn it currently imports from mostly the United States.

  • Saudi Arabia Food and Drink Report Q4 2008
    • PR-inside
    • 18 November 2008

    Due to the lack of arable land in its home market, Savola must look abroad for agricultural land and has named Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia and Ukraine as target countries where it plans to buy the land necessary to grow seeds such as sunflower and corn seeds.

  • Booming Gulf looks overseas for agriculture needs
    • Associated Press
    • 16 November 2008

    Gulf nations now are quietly scouring the globe for rich farmland to rent or buy outright.

  • Global Food Crisis: A Bowl of Opportunities for Muslim World
    • Dinar Standard
    • 03 November 2008

    This analysis looks at how the oil-rich Muslim economies could leverage their existing relationships with agriculture based Muslim economies (which have a wide productivity gap with the worlds net agriculture exporters) taking them to globally competitive levels; reaping for themselves high investment returns, securing their own food sources, and contributing to alleviation of the food crisis from other Muslim countries.

  • Valuable lessons to learn now from the Sudan conflict
    • Jakarta Post - Opinion and Editorial
    • 22 October 2008

    Recently, Sudan was reported to have leased more than 800,000 hectares of its most fertile land to the Saudis. Several other Gulf countries, including Egypt, are in the process of closing similar deals. It is expected several hundred thousand hectares more will be leased out by the end of this year. The lease tenure is 99 years. At least two generations of Sudanese will have to live with the decisions made by their leader.

  • Rising wheat crisis | Pakistan eyeing corporate farming
    • The Post
    • 12 October 2008

    Talks are on with investors from Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia. 25,000 Punjab villages will be affected.

  • Bin Ladin Group to Invest in Food Production in West Java
    • Tempo
    • 08 October 2008

    West Java governor Ahmad Heryawan said his province will become one of the many regions targeted by the Binladin Group for investment in food production.

  • FACTBOX: Investing in Africa: Land and agriculture
    • Reuters
    • 07 October 2008

    Soaring food prices, supply fears among import-dependent countries and rising demand for biofuels have driven up investment in agricultural land, notably in Africa.

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