• New Saudi company leases Asia land for rice
    • Financial Times
    • 13 Jun 2010

    TADCO subsidiary has already arranged leases in Cambodia, Vietnam, Pakistan and the Philippines for export production of aromatic and long grain basmati rice.

  • 'More Indian cos using S'pore springboard for global ventures'
    • PTI
    • 27 May 2010

    An increasing number of Indian companies are expected to use Singapore as a springboard for their global operations, including overseas farmland investments

  • Saudia Arabia eyes US for ag investing, contracts
    • Reuters
    • 30 Apr 2010

    Saudi Arabian investors are looking to expand their agricultural investments in the United States to secure long-term food supply because of water shortages in the desert kingdom, Saudi officials said on Thursday.

  • Saudi's Agroinvest to raise $533m for farm investments
    • Reuters
    • 12 Apr 2010

    But company says it does not want to tarnish Saudi Arabia's image by buying farmlands abroad

  • Stronger GCC-ASEAN ties pledged
    • Arab News
    • 12 Apr 2010

    Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet, current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, pledged to bolster Saudi-ASEAN cooperation in view of ASEAN's reliance on the Gulf states' oil and the Gulf states' need for overseas farmland for their own food security.

  • Saudis, Vietnam mull rice cultivation deal
    • Reuters
    • 11 Apr 2010

    Vietnam's president Nguyen Minh Triet on Saturday met Saudi business leaders who asked for flexible investment regulations and access to Vietnam's farmlands

  • Wikileaks: Vietnamese consul: Labor agreements with Qatar "just paper"
    • Wikileaks
    • 03 Nov 2009

    "Qatar is in the process of formulating a national strategy for food security that we expect to shift from a focus on land ownership in developing countries to land leases and joint ventures with the private sector in developed countries," reports the US Embassy in Doha

  • Healthy balance at stake in plans for food security
    • The National
    • 25 Oct 2009

    UAE foreign investment in food production have so far focused on leasing Pakistan and Sudan’s agricultural land, with new prospects in Cambodian rice, Canadian wheat and Australian beef. Alongside the strategic deals at the national level, private investment has followed which should open new channels of trade, for example, Al Qudra Holding has plans to grow grain and vegetables in Vietnam and Croatia as well as Pakistan.

  • Kuwait firm eyes farmland in Southeast Asia
    • Reuters
    • 07 Oct 2009

    "Our proposition to the governments is that we can help them develop the infrastructure and develop the farmland and we will then take a share of the produce," says KCIC

  • Nigeria: Anambra Signs MOU On Rice Production with VAADC
    • Vanguard
    • 25 Sep 2009

    In a bid to boost rice production, the government of Anambra is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnam Africa Agricultural Development Company (VAADC) to begin mechanised production of rice.

  • Agricultural investment firm opened
    • Arab News
    • 09 Sep 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

  • Charoen Pokphand pours Bt3 bn into Vietnam
    • The Nation
    • 02 Sep 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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