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  • Veto to foreigner is a defensive strategy
    • Valor Econômico
    • 22 Jun 2010

    “We are going to prepare a PEC [Proposal for a Constitutional Amendment] to make it clear to investors that they can invest in any sector except land”, Guilherme Cassel, Brazil's Minister for Agrarian Development says

  • Veto a estrangeiro é estratégia de defesa
    • Valor Econômico
    • 22 Jun 2010

    "Vamos fazer uma PEC [Proposta de Emenda Constitucional] para deixar claro aos investidores que podem investir em qualquer campo, mas não em terras", informou o ministro do Desenvolvimento Agrário, Guilherme Cassel.

  • Hassad Food plans to invest $700mn in global projects
    • Gulf Times
    • 01 Jun 2010

    Hassad Food Company intends to invest $500mn to $700mn this year for projects across the world as part of its mission to ensure food security for Qatar, chairman and managing director Nasser bin Mohamed Mubarak al-Fuhaid al-Hajri has said.

  • Govt wants Indians to buy land in South America
    • Hindustan Times
    • 18 May 2010

    Since the land acquisition will be by private parties only, the chances of such purchase becoming a political issue are remote, officials feel.

  • Agrarian Ministry advocates cancellation of moratorium on farmland sales
    • Ukrainian News
    • 07 May 2010

    "The government will trigger lifting of the moratorium on sale of farmland. We cannot form sustainable development of the land market without this step," says Ukraine's agrarian policy minister.

  • La “colonización” silenciosa: argentinos manejan la mitad de los campos del Uruguay
    • COMEX
    • 12 Mar 2010

    Las retenciones y los continuos ruidos políticos provocaron una avanzada sin precedentes en apenas dos años. La búsqueda de negocios crece y parece no tener fin, ahora potenciada por el perfil pro empresa de Mujica. ¿En qué país se obtiene mayor rentabilidad?. Números reveladores de este fenómeno

  • Swiss firm preps agricultural hedge fund
    • FIN Alternatives
    • 20 Jan 2010

    The Lumix AgroDirect Fund, which has been incubated since June 2008, invests in the production of soft commodities and in commodity trade finance in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

  • How best to invest in agriculture: Discussion with Ravi Sood
    • Globe and Mail
    • 11 Jan 2010

    Lawrence Asset Management's Ravi Sood suggests investing in food production in low-cost areas that are water-rich – Brazil, tropical Africa, Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Uruguay: se restaura Campaña de Firmas en defensa de nuestra tierra
    • El Polvorín
    • 21 Dec 2009

    La adquisición de tierra en grandes superficies por extranjeros no residentes, constituye una evasión de la riqueza producida en Uruguay hacia otras economías o personas en el exterior sin la contrapartida de que la tierra y los bienes nacionales produzcan el bien social que debe y tiene derecho la República

  • Agro-Ecological Investment Management to launch $60m maiden fund
    • AltAssets
    • 07 Dec 2009

    Agro-Ecological Investment Management, a private equity and real estate asset management company based in London, will launch its first fund in the first quarter of 2010, with a target of between $50m and $60m.

  • Korea’s overseas development backfires
    • Korea Times
    • 04 Dec 2009

    That Korea is no longer "importing" this food that is being grown overseas implies that this land is effectively Korean. This amounts to agricultural imperialism.

  • Korea seeks cheap land overseas to grow food
    • Joong Ang Daily
    • 16 Nov 2009

    Local provincial governments are working hard to develop farmland in other countries -- Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Paraguay, Uruguay -- because it’s cheaper than relying on imports

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