• New Zealand to assist UAE in food security issue
    • Gulf News
    • 24 January 2013

    New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs says his country can be a logical partner for resource-rich Gulf countries as a producer of food in places like Africa, where experts say half of the potential agricultural land is under-utilised.

  • Wealthy Gulf investors warm to Africa
    • Reuters
    • 02 January 2013

    Wealthy Gulf Arab companies are boosting their investment in Africa's vast lands and untapped resources, marking a shift for investors who have traditionally directed their money towards assets in the United States and Europe.

  • Gulf embraces Latin American flavours as trade triples
    • The National
    • 02 October 2012

    Investors from the Arabian Peninsula are keen to get on the ground floor of the continent's real estate, agriculture, and energy markets

  • GCC chambers discuss food security
    • Oman News Agency
    • 29 August 2012

    Food investment outside the GCC states needs to be reconsidered under global variables, particularly political and economic ones that may pose a major threat to the Gulf food security, according to the Federation of GCC Chambers.

  • Arab states 'must invest in Central Asian farmland'
    • The National
    • 08 May 2012

    Arab states should buy land in Kurdistan and Kazakhstan to produce staple foods to secure future food resources says a senior Arab League official.

  • GCC investing heavily in overseas farms
    • TradeArabia
    • 07 Mar 2012

    The governments in the Gulf region are investing heavily in outside farmland acquisitions and leases besides injecting money into the domestic food production industry, according to an expert ahead of a major agriculture expo.

  • Arab food, water and the big landgrab that wasn't
    • BJWA
    • 11 January 2012

    Whether it is customary land rights in Africa, struggles for land reform on the Philippines or resistance in Irian Jaya against settlers from the Indonesian population centers, once Gulf countries invest in a country they own its socio-economic conflicts.

  • Investment conference on agricultural investment, food security begins at the Friendship Hall
    • SUNA
    • 20 December 2011

    The conference reviewed the experience of Al-Rajihi International Group in Sudan and Al-Kharif Investment Company in the field of food production as well as the National Company for Agricultural Production in Sudan.

  • New solutions needed to improve food security in Gulf
    • Arab News
    • 05 December 2011

    Under agreements with exporting countries in Africa, Europe and East Asia, GCC countries can cultivate large areas, which will pave the way for stabilizing food prices on the one hand, and reducing inflation on the other.

  • GCC expansion: More Gulf food security?
    • Zawya
    • 24 October 2011

    In the face of growing economies and rising populations, food security is fast becoming a critical issue for GCC countries. Socio-political problems that arise from food price inflation and some related unrest witnessed in many countries of the Arab world have also created an added sense of urgency.

  • $53B food basket
    • Zawya
    • 29 June 2011

    The GCC's food import bill stood at $25.8-billion in 2010, and will more than double to reach $53.1-billion in 2020, according to an Alpen Capital report.

  • Arabian Gulf countries shifting trade/investment focus to emerging markets, esp Asia
    • FinFacts Ireland
    • 16 May 2011

    As most GCC countries import most of their food, they are interested in investing in Africa’s arable land and establishing export-oriented farming businesses. However, GCC investors are increasingly aware of legal and political risks associated with such investments.

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