• Saudi setting up fund to buy agriculture land abroad
    • Zawya Dow Jones
    • 26 August 2008

    Oil-giant Saudi Arabia plans to set up a new investment fund to buy agricultural land overseas in an effort to meet rising food demand in the Middle East’s largest economy, a Saudi official said.

  • Saudi Arabia: Buying the farm
    • The Economist
    • 21 August 2008

    While Saudi Arabia sets up its first sovereign wealth fund, ordinary Saudis are more preoccupied with the rising price of food. This is prompting the Saudi government to consider a new direction for foreign investment: buying farms in the poorer parts of the world.

  • Bin Laden Group to invest Rp14 trillion in Sulawesi
    • Antara
    • 18 August 2008

    A foodstuff consortium from Middle-East countries planning to investment some Rp14 trillion through Bin Laden Group in South-East Sulawesi province, a senior adviser said here on Monday.

  • Bin Laden Group to invest Rp14 trillion in Sulawesi
    • Antara
    • 18 August 2008

    A foodstuff consortium from Middle-East countries planning to investment some Rp14 trillion through Bin Laden Group in South-East Sulawesi province, a senior adviser said here on Monday.

  • Indonesia, Binladin group discussing $4bn rice project
    • Dow Jones
    • 13 August 2008

    The company will conduct a feasibility study of the proposed land area, in the Merauke district of Indonesia’s Papua province, before making their final decision. “We have been looking at other locations that might be suitable but Indonesia is first on our list,” a spokesperson said.

  • Indonesian govt, Binladin Group discuss $4b rice project
    • Dow Jones
    • 12 August 2008

    Indonesia's Minister of Agriculture and other senior government officials Tuesday said they met with senior members of Saudi Arabia's Binladin Group to discuss the investment group's plans to spend at least $4 billion developing at least 500,000 hectares of Indonesian land for rice production.

  • 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.

  • Darfur Withers as Sudan Sells Food
    • New York Times
    • 10 August 2008

    Even as it receives a billion pounds of free food from international donors, Sudan is growing and selling vast quantities of its own crops to other countries, capitalizing on high global food prices at a time when millions of people in its war-riddled region of Darfur barely have enough to eat.

  • Saudi Arabia joins in the Ethiopian land grab
    • Ethiopian Review
    • 07 August 2008

    Saudi Arabia, which is making efforts to provide food security for its nationals, can look up to Ethiopia where huge tracts of unutilized agricultural land are available for growing cereals, according to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

  • Merauke mega-project raises food fears
    • Down to Earth
    • 01 August 2008

    A food mega-project planned for a vast area in the Papuan district of Merauke is causing concern that indigenous people's land will be taken and their livelihoods destroyed.

  • Wikileaks: Saudis invest in foreign agriculture for food security at home
    • Wikileaks
    • 30 July 2008

    Ahmed Al Sadhan, General Manager of the National Office for Industrial Strategies, at the Ministry of Commerce, stressed a desire to maintain a low profile on the feasibility study, for fear that target countries might inflate the cost of farm-land in anticipation of investment.

  • Enter the new farmers
    • Reuters
    • 25 July 2008

    What’s with farming these days? The humble, even if slightly romantic vocation, is attracting a new breed of participants as investing in farmland and agriculture becomes the latest fad in the world of investments.

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