• Saudi private $533 mln agri-business firm eyes 2010 start
    • Reuters
    • 09 September 2009

    A group of private Saudi investors said they plan to start a company with $533.3 million capital that will invest in farm projects mainly abroad. First projects may be with Ghana, Turkey and Kazakhstan.

  • Agricultural investment firm opened
    • Arab News
    • 09 September 2009

    Saudi Arabia announces the launch of Agroinvest, which will focus on farm acquisitions abroad to grow wheat, rice, soybeans and other crops in Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Turkey

  • Foreign investors snap up African farmland
    • Der Spiegel
    • 30 July 2009

    Because of the political sensitivity of the modern-day land grab, it is often only the country's head of state who knows the details. Der Spiegel investigates.

  • Saudi firm to invest $3 bln in Turkey farms
    • Reuters
    • 10 July 2009

    Private Saudi firm Planet Food World (PFWC) will invest around $3 billion in agriculture in Turkey over the next five years to export food products to the Gulf region, the head of its Turkish unit said.

  • 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.

  • "Choose and take what you want"
    • TurkeyPress Scan
    • 13 June 2009

    Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker says to Arab investors, "We have made maps of all our lands. Take and cultivate which you want."

  • Topraktan 20 milyar dolar çıkacak
    • CBNC-e
    • 10 June 2009

    Suudi tarım şirketi Planet Food World, Türkiye'de 20 milyar dolar yatırımla 5 yılda 20 bin modüler organik çiftlik kuracak.

  • Turks veto farm plan for minefield
    • FT
    • 02 June 2009

    Hostility to foreign investment in a sensitive border area has forced the Turkish government to shelve plans to turn a minefield along its frontier with Syria into organic farmland.

  • Riyadh paves way for foreign ventures
    • FT
    • 24 May 2009

    Since details emerged of Saudi Arabia’s plans to ensure supplies of wheat, rice, corn, soya beans and alfalfa through overseas agricultural investments, officials have insisted that they intended the programme to be private-sector led.

  • Saudi Arabia looks to foreign farmlands to feed itself
    • Dawn
    • 26 April 2009

    The issue of food security is getting higher on Riyadh’s priority list.

  • L'Arabie saoudite vise une autosuffisance alimentaire délocalisée
    • Le Monde
    • 17 April 2009

    En janvier, le premier riz “saoudien” produit à l’étranger a été présenté au roi Abdallah. Le consommateur saoudien ne goûte pas la différence. En dépit du renversement de conjoncture, il continue à payer son alimentation à un prix élevé, correspondant au niveau en vigueur pour les achats massifs effectués en 2008 afin de prévenir toute crise alimentaire.

  • Vision3 signs Agriculture Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Turkey
    • Vision 3
    • 16 April 2009

    Vision3, the promoter of AgriCap, the investment vehicle conceived to invest in visionary initiatives across the agriculture sector in the greater MENA region announced today that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises (TIGEM), a Turkish governmental agency falling under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

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