Food security requires regional cooperation

Gulf governments have focused almost exclusively on controlling land where food is grown, investing in projects and buying land in North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and central Asia. Perhaps the better strategy would be to look for food closer to home.

Iraq and investment of its arable land

Chairman of the National Investment, Sami Araji, said that Iraq is seeking the exploitation of nearly two million acres of agricultural land of direct investment by foreign companies specialized in this matter.

UAE firm to lease farmland in Iraq - official

"Agriculture companies from Germany and the United States have also shown interest in developing a project in Iraq, but nothing is final yet," said Sami R Al Araji, the chairman of Iraq's National Investment Commission