New Economist Intelligence Unit study assesses long-term resource strategy of GCC countries
    The Economist Intelligence Unit says that GCC investments in farmland abroad are needed to ensure food security, but must be structured carefully to avoid conflicts with host governments.
    • EIU
    • 30 Mar 2010
    GCC states look abroad to meet food needs
    Gulf oil producers have abandoned long-standing nationalistic policies of achieving food self-sufficiency and switched to a more realistic approach of using their strong financial muscle to invest in farm projects in fertile countries.
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 03 Mar 2010
    Gulf Africa Strategy Forum 2009
    The lack of systematic collection of data and categorising private and official investments from the Gulf has made it difficult to reach an accurate estimate of total investments, made so far.
    • Khaleej Times
    • 23 February 2010
    Mideast supplies: Slowdown in Gulf states’ dash for farmland
    The urgency among Gulf states to pursue farmland acquisitions has diminished as food prices have gone down and controversy has gone up. Still, Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with its plans.
    • Financial Times
    • 26 January 2010
    From the Bosphorus: Straight - A proposal to be stewed, roasted, baked or boiled
    This proposal smacks of the 18th and 19th century capitalizations of the Ottoman government that made Turkey a vassal of European powers. Thanks Mr. Korkmaz. But no thanks.
    • Hurriyet
    • 04 January 2010
    Food security keeps its place at the table
    What do the Berlin Wall and the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) have in common?
    • The National
    • 17 December 2009
    Sudan eyes $6 bln-$7 bln investment in 2010
    Sudan's minister of state for investment said yesterday he expects investments of $6-7 billion in the country in 2010, adding that Africa's largest nation is seeing increased interest in its agricultural sector.
    • Reuters
    • 15 December 2009
    Baghdad calls on GCC to ensure its food security by investing in Iraq lands
    Baghdad has suggested that Gulf Cooperation Council countries invest in Iraq farms to help revive its agriculture and ensure the Gulf's food security locally.
    • Gulf News
    • 12 December 2009
    When wise investing leads to full stomachs
    Why produce a low-value crop such as wheat using expensive water when the FAO says the global wheat harvest will this year be second only to last year’s record?
    • The National
    • 16 November 2009
    Thailand’s bloom fades for investors from Gulf
    Bangkok was wary of GCC efforts to ensure its food supplies by purchasing rice growing lands, and now political instability is chilling the investment climate. Tom Spender reports
    • The National
    • 23 September 2009
    Call for GCC 'land grab' policy to stop - experts
    Agricultural experts have called for a halt to moves by Gulf investors to snap up foreign land, amid claims that poor nations are losing much-needed farmland in a calculated land grab.
    • Arabian Business
    • 07 September 2009
    Thailand set for food deals with the Gulf
    Thailand is poised to establish joint ventures with Gulf states to secure rice, processed agricultural products and food supplies for the oil-rich countries. But the government has reiterated that foreigners will not be allowed to invest in farming and livestock businesses in Thailand.
    • Bangkok Post
    • 18 August 2009
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