• Foreign investors buy up African farmland, sparking fears of a new colonialism
    • bt Egypt
    • 06 Jul 2010

    While some North African countries are selling land, others struggling with dry climates are starting to buy land tracts overseas and in other African nations to feed their own growing populations.

  • UAE takes rapid steps towards food security
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 24 May 2010

    The UAE has embarked on an overseas investment spree to ensure domestic food security in a country with miniscule arable area -- a spree that will only grow

  • Morocco to lease 30,000 hectares of farms per year
    • Reuters
    • 30 Apr 2010

    Morocco plans to lease 30,000 ha of farmland per year to improve yields, satisfy growing national demand and boost export sales, its agriculture minister said on Thursday.

  • Partenariat public-privé : La valorisation des terres agricoles
    • Le Matin (Maroc)
    • 19 Apr 2010

    Une campagne de promotion qui vise à offrir des informations aux investisseurs étrangers sur l'appel à manifestation d'intérêt international lancé dernièrement pour une exploitation de longue durée sous forme de partenariat de terrains agricoles relevant du domaine privé de l'Etat marocain sera menée en Europe.

  • Morocco leases farmland to reform agriculture
    • Reuters
    • 15 Apr 2010

    Morocco is inviting bids from foreign and domestic investors to lease 21,000 hectares of farmland as part of its farm reform plans.

  • Morocco - Drop in foreign farm investment
    • Meat Trade Daily
    • 24 Nov 2009

    At a two-day conference near the Moroccan capital Rabat, local officials sought to convince Gulf investors that heavy bureaucracy and complex land ownership rules, long seen as decisive obstacles, are a thing of the past.

  • UAE company leases farmland in Morocco
    • Gulf Times
    • 19 Nov 2009

    An Abu Dhabi-based private sector investment firm has signed a contract to lease up to 700,000 hectares of farmland in Morocco, a company executive said yesterday.

  • New asset classes for Islamic investments
    • MENAFN
    • 29 Jun 2009

    The water industry and agriculture are emerging as major new asset classes for Islamic financial institutions, especially in the field of sustainable investments.

  • Vos terres : Avis d'expert
    • MAG Cultures
    • 29 May 2009

    Pergam: "J’ai débuté mes achats de terres en 2005, en les étalant sur une période de deux ans jusqu’en 2007. La majorité des terres acquises se situe en Uruguay (35 000 hectares dont 40 % sont consacrés à la culture et 60 % à l’élevage) et les autres, en Argentine, soit 10 000 hectares. J’ai effectué ses achats au travers de la société argentine Campos orientales, l’un des plus gros propriétaires terriens du pays. La plus value latente est de l’ordre de 30 % en deux ans."

  • No matter how bad things get, people still need to eat
    • The Economist
    • 18 Mar 2009

    A conference for fund managers tied to agriculture held annually in Sydney by Austock, an Australian broker, attracted a few dozen contrarian souls three years ago. This year’s event, which began on March 16th, had to be restricted to several hundred ticket-holders, with many others turned away.

  • 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?

  • Sudan recommends $50 bln, 10-yr pan-Arab food security fund
    • Zawya Dow Jones Newswire
    • 24 Jan 2009

    The Sudanese delegation to the Arab League is urging the pan-Arab organization to set up a food security fund worth at least $50 billion to ensure stable future food supplies, a Sudanese official said.

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