• Terres arables : les étrangers en ligne de mire
    • Le Petit Journal
    • 25 August 2009

    Les étrangers volent-ils la terre des Thaïlandais ? Le débat enflamme l’ensemble de la presse locale. Malgré des lois strictes, qui font de la terre un bien national inaliénable, les fermiers thaïlandais s’estiment lésés.

  • Is Philippines selling land or selling out?
    • The National
    • 30 July 2009

    “It is the height of stupidity for our country to bargain our lands for the sake of other nation’s food security, while being dependent on importation for our very own food security needs,” says Rafael Mariano

  • Business council set to boost Thai investments
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 06 July 2009

    "We believe there are many opportunities for investment in Thailand and Philippines and for both countries in Bahrain," a Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry representative said. "Food security is one area we are trying to emphasise. We had discussions in planting and growing bananas and rice in both countries."

  • New asset classes for Islamic investments
    • MENAFN
    • 29 June 2009

    The water industry and agriculture are emerging as major new asset classes for Islamic financial institutions, especially in the field of sustainable investments.

  • Business close-up: Ithmaar Bank
    • MEED
    • 25 June 2009

    In August 2008, Ithmaar joined forces with two leading Middle East banks, Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House and Abu Dhabi Investment House, to form Vision 3, an organisation that provides high-value investment opportunities across a range of sectors including food security

  • Eastern promise!
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 25 June 2009

    Undeterred by recent debates, a Bahrain scouting mission left for a week-long trip to the Philippines and Thailand yesterday, where it hopes to secure fruit and vegetable plantations.

  • Foreign farm bar to stay
    • Bangkok Post
    • 24 June 2009

    "According to our laws and our policy, foreigners or foreign companies are not allowed to rent or buy land to grow rice or any kind of food, including raising livestock, in Thailand," Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday.

  • Militant groups expose RP-Bahrain secret pact on agriculture
    • Pamalakaya and KMP
    • 24 June 2009

    The left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pamalakaya and staunch ally KMP on Thursday exposed what they called a secret agricultural pact between the Philippines and Bahrain.

  • Thailand says no to farm investment by foreigners
    • Reuters
    • 23 June 2009

    The issue of farmland investments is expected to be raised in the first ministerial meeting between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on June 29-30 in Manama.

  • Bahrain Bank, CP to form strategic alliance for agro-industrial
    • The Nation
    • 23 June 2009

    Eam Ngamdamronk, vice chairman of CP Group, said it was a flexible agreement in which investment could be made in Bahrain, Thailand and also in third countries.

  • Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 22 June 2009

    Al Salam and CP Group will jointly identify suitable agribusiness ventures that will generate attractive risk-adjusted returns while playing a proactive role in addressing food security in the region.

  • Bahrain's Al Salam, Charoen to invest in agcltr
    • Reuters
    • 21 June 2009

    Bahrain-based Islamic bank Al Salam said on Sunday it has signed an agreement with Thailand's agriculture and food company Charoen Pokphand Foods to jointly invest in agricultural businesses.

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