• Arrival of colonialism of the third kind
    • The Daily Sun Star (Dhaka)
    • 17 Mar 2009

    The truth is that if exploitation of a developing country’s natural resources by the West is colonialism, so it is when rich countries of the South do the same.

  • Ethiopia - nazret reader responds to Ambassador Berhanu Kebede's letter to FT
    • Nazret
    • 11 Mar 2009

    "Don’t tell me the Saudis grow food in Ethiopia to feed Ethiopians. Here is the conflict. Food shortage and famine is still rampant in today’s Ethiopia."

  • View of Ethiopia that is out of date
    • Financial Times
    • 11 Mar 2009

    "Huge tracts of unutilised agricultural land are available" writes the Ambassador of Ethiopia to the UK

  • Saudis get first taste of foreign harvest
    • Financial Times
    • 04 Mar 2009

    Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of the first food crop harvested in Saudi-owned farms abroad, in a sign that the kingdom is moving faster than expected to outsource agricultural production.

  • The Environmental Cost of Euro-Arab Scramble for Africa
    • American Chronicle
    • 26 Feb 2009

    Reports indicate the growing Euro-Arab-Asian interest to buy land in Africa for the food security of their home population, not Africa´s. However, seldom do these reports link the the appetite for farmland and energy investment on the continent with the current global economic crises.

  • Gulf Africa Strategy Forum 2009
    • Khaleej Times
    • 23 Feb 2009

    The lack of systematic collection of data and categorising private and official investments from the Gulf has made it difficult to reach an accurate estimate of total investments, made so far.

  • Saudis to invest $ 266m in Ethiopia and Sudan
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 18 Feb 2009

    A group of five Saudi Arabia business men have planned to invest 1 billion Saudi riyals (some $ 266.6 million) in agricultural projects in Sudan and Ethiopia within the coming few years, Pan Arab daily Asharq Al Awsat reports.

  • Saudis to invest in Ethiopia and Sudan
    • Arab News
    • 11 Feb 2009

    A group of Saudi businessmen have planned to invest over SR1 billion [USD267m] in agricultural projects in Ethiopia and Sudan on a staggered schedule within next few years.

  • Food: The big land sell-off
    • African Business
    • 07 Feb 2009

    With vast tracts of land being sold in Madagascar, and Sudan and other African governments actively seeking investors in agricultural land, are we witnessing a neo-colonial land grab or will the investment result in greater food productivity to the long-term benefit of recipient nations?

  • Saudi Gets First Rice Produced by Locals Abroad
    • Reuters
    • 27 Jan 2009

    Saudi Arabia, one of the world's biggest rice importers, has received the first batch of rice to be produced abroad by local investors, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives Minister of Commerce and Industry
    • S.Arabia MoFA
    • 25 Jan 2009

    King Abdullah received today Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce and Industry accompanied by two Saudi businessmen Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi and Abdullah Hassan Al-Masri on the occasion of the arrival of the earliest produce of their rice to the Kingdom.

  • Al-Amoudi plans largest agro investment
    • Addis Fortune
    • 24 Jan 2009

    In the largest single agricultural investment, Ethiopia’s richest man Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, joined the bio-fuel sector in a joint venture with Jemal Ahmed, one of the biggest edible and palm oil importers in the country.

  • Women living near the #Socapalm oil palm plantation in Edéa, Cameroon, are struggling for their land, autonomy and livelihoods. Please read their account and sign in support before 15 December: https://forms.gle/gBKbFCv2Bizzpfbt7
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