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  • 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.

  • East Africa-Middle East invest in farmland
    • Farming UK
    • 16 Jan 2009

    To lure investment dollars, the Sudan government has removed import duties on agricultural equipment being imported into the country.

  • Projet de loi portant création de la Société djiboutienne de sécurité alimentaire (SDSA)
    • République de Djibouti
    • 11 Jan 2009

    Sur les concessions proprement dites, le Soudan a mis à la disposition de notre pays 4200 hectares ce projet sera financé par la Banque Islamique (BI), quant à l’Ethiopie, elle devra délivrer 5000 hectares mais par étapes et cette partie du projet sera financé par la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD).

  • Notes to broadcasters on foreign-owned farmland
    • Farm Radio Weekly
    • 22 Dec 2008

    Dependence on oil imports may be influencing the Ethiopian government’s decision to lease farmland to Saudi Arabia

  • Ethiopia: Can foreign-owned farms solve food crisis?
    • IPS
    • 13 Dec 2008

    The Ethiopian government’s ambitious target of harvesting 28 million tonnes of cereals in the first three quarters of the 2007/2008 budget year has failed. Authorities seem determined to change this situation by leasing huge chunks of land to other sovereign states for mechanised farming.

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