• AMA Group, Bahrain's NEH seal $300-M banana deal
    • GMA News
    • 09 September 2010

    The Philippine government has identified 10,000 ha for the Bahrain banana project in Davao del Norte. It also awaits follow-up visits from Saudi Arabia to finalize a $238.6m deal the kingdom committed to invest in fruit, aquaculture and halal food production.

  • $1b Arab fund to buy Aussie farms
    • The Land
    • 22 June 2010

    Western Gulf Advisory, a Bahrain-Zurich based company, plans to invest $1 billion into the Australian economy, including farm acquisitions, over the next few years.

  • Gulf investment offers hope for Africa
    • The National
    • 31 May 2010

    Between 2007 and mid-2008, Gulf states and their government-backed businesses spent US$15 billion (Dh55bn) in sub-Saharan Africa alone, much of it in the drive for food security

  • Thailand inks food security pact with GCC
    • Arab News
    • 30 Mar 2010

    The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the establishment of Thailand Food Security Stockpile and Distribution Center and Industry with the Board of Trade of Thailand.

  • Crime, conflict and shortages threaten Gulf
    • The National
    • 05 February 2010

    The worldwide financial crisis has reportedly stalled several agricultural deals between Gulf countries and overseas partners, including two between Bahrain and Pakistan.

  • Philippines: Mideast farm firms eye investment tie-up here
    • Business Mirror
    • 14 December 2009

    No less than 4,000 hectares in the Davao region have been identified by Middle Eastern-based companies to grow their products.

  • RP eyes agribusiness investments from Middle East
    • Philippine Daily Inquirer
    • 25 November 2009

    A delegation from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce will be in Manila on Friday and Saturday for a briefing on potential food production investment sites in the Philippines.

  • Al Salam to set up $100m agri investment firm
    • Trade Arabia
    • 15 November 2009

    Al Salam Bank has announced plans to launch a new $100 million agricultural investment company in Bahrain which will focus on east Asia and Turkey.

  • Corporate farming…A wise development strategy or land grab?
    • Desertification
    • 08 October 2009

    Critics say that by seeking to solve their food shortage problem through foreign farmland acquisitions, the rich emerging economies may succeed in producing enough quantity for their populations but may in the long-term be exporting their food insecurity to other nations.

  • Call for GCC 'land grab' policy to stop - experts
    • Arabian Business
    • 07 September 2009

    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.

  • Farmlands plan faces new blow
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 06 September 2009

    Bahrain and other Gulf countries' plan to buy agricultural land in Thailand to bolster their food supplies could be thwarted, it has emerged.

  • Charoen Pokphand pours Bt3 bn into Vietnam
    • The Nation
    • 02 September 2009

    Pursuing its strategy of penetrating the Middle East market, the company has set up a special committee to study the possibility to increase exports to the region. So far, the company has signed a farming contract with Bahrain for supplying food products.

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