Korea shifting to agricultural aid in resource diplomacy
    The Korea Rural Community Corporation, under the Agriculture Ministry, said it is also in talks with other resource-rich countries about deals in exchange for support for the construction of agricultural infrastructure or farms. Among the negotiating partners mentioned were Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Senegal and Mongolia.
    • Joong Ang Daily
    • 25 Sep 2009
    Asia: Land grabs threaten food security
    Sam Pov, a rice farmer in Cambodia’s western Battambang Province, is very worried that his land will be taken over by a foreign investor.
    • IRIN
    • 10 Jun 2009
    The growing lust for agricultural lands
    Not a day goes by without new acreage being signed over. "For Sale" ads for agricultural property are now featured in the international financial press. And there's no dearth of clients.
    • Le Monde
    • 14 Apr 2009
    Les terres agricoles, de plus en plus convoitées
    "Je crois que les tensions seront inévitables où que ce soit, faisant des enclaves agricoles étrangères de véritables forteresses assiégées."
    • Le Monde
    • 14 Apr 2009
    In Land Grab, Food Is Not the Only Consideration
    Governments in developing countries should exercise caution when granting land concessions to foreign governments and corporations. Despite the short-term investments, most – if not all – of the production will be exported, making the long-term food security situation even worse in these host countries.
    • The New Security Beat
    • 03 Mar 2009
    Improving food security in Arab countries: Is land acquisition a viable strategy?
    Saudi Arabia and the UAE are worldwide leaders in buying farmland in third-party countries, followed by China and Japan, says the World Bank.
    • World Bank
    • 31 Jan 2009
    Wikileaks: Contract farming in Burma
    "Since 2005, the Burmese Government has encouraged investors from China, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Kuwait to invest in contract farms," reports the US mission in Rangoon
    • Wikileaks
    • 12 Jan 2009
    China appropriates foreign and domestic land to build its rubber empire
    Some Laotian farmers are losing their ancestral lands or being forced to become wage workers on what were once their fields
    • Agweek
    • 12 Jan 2009
    Bangladesh-Myanmar contract farming: Opportunity for Bangladesh to meet agricultural shortfall
    Myanmar proposed to Bangladesh to take lease of at least 50,000 acres of land in its Rakhine state for contract farming of paddy, onion, maize, soybean, tea, and sugarcane
    • Asian Tribune
    • 29 Oct 2008
    Gulf states covet Asian farms
    Once committed largely to perceived safe-haven investments in the United States, Gulf nations are now looking to send their petrodollar surpluses towards a more exotic global destination: Southeast Asian farmland.
    • Asia Times
    • 26 Sep 2008
    Qatar, Vietnam set up US$1b fund, eye agriculture, paper
    8Natural gas exporter Qatar and Vietnam have set up a US$1 billion fund to invest in sectors including agriculture. Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority will provide 90% of the fund's equity, Gulf Times reported, citing Phung The Long, Vietnam's Ambassador to Doha. "We have exchange ideas about setting up an animal farm for breeding cattle and lambs," The Long said.
    • Intellasia / Reuters
    • 04 Sep 2008
    India looks abroad for land to grow oilseeds
    Some of India's top vegetable oil firms plan to lease or buy land in Paraguay, Uruguay and Myanmar to grow oilseeds and lentils as farmland shrinks in the South Asian nation, a top trade official said yesterday.
    • New Straits Times
    • 03 Sep 2008
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