Sudan eyes $6 bln-$7 bln investment in 2010

Sudan's minister of state for investment said yesterday he expects investments of $6-7 billion in the country in 2010, adding that Africa's largest nation is seeing increased interest in its agricultural sector.

Irã quer investir em agricultura no Brasil

O embaixador do Irã no Brasil, Mohsen Shaterzadeh, confirmou hoje que seu país está interessado em impulsionar investimentos de empresas iranianas no setor agrícola brasileiro. Em entrevista coletiva, em Brasília, ele disse que essa é uma das 15 áreas de cooperação que o presidente iraniano, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, pretende estimular a partir de sua visita oficial ao Brasil, no próximo dia 23

Scramble for Africa: Brazil gaining on China

Besides energy and minerals, which make up the lion's share of African exports to the BRICs countries, there is growing interest in its arable land - less than 25 percent of which is cultivated - as a source of food for export.

Dreyfus sees commods consolidation, sugar next

Volatility in commodity markets tends to boost consolidation in the agriculture sector as firms require more capital and improved risk management, the executive officer of French giant Louis Dreyfus said Tuesday. One of the company's focus now is on farmland.