• Saudi extends foreign land spree with CFG takeover
    • Agrimoney
    • 28 Mar 2013

    A consortium of Saudi groups - comprising dairy giant Almarai, grain importer Al Rajhi and Salic, the agriculture arm of the country's Public Investment Fund sovereign wealth fund – buys Continental Farmers Group, which has large farming operations in Poland and the Ukraine.

  • [email protected] : mobilisation des paysans polonais contre la vente des terres destinées à la culture d'OGM
    • ICPPC
    • 20 Mar 2013

    Les paysans polonais bloquent des villes dans le nord ouest de la Pologne pour mettre fin aux ventes de terres agricoles, destinées à des multinationales qui feraient pousser des OGM dessus.

  • Poland farmers protest sale of land to foreign multinationals
    • Digital Journal
    • 08 Jan 2013

    In four cities in Poland, farmers are demonstrating against Polish farmland being sold to foreign multinationals. Now they need international support for their protests.

  • 'Elevated concern' over Polish farmland reforms
    • Agrimoney
    • 28 Dec 2011

    Law that will accelerate the sale of state farmland seen as move to give domestic farmers a head start before restrictions are removed on foreign investment as part of Poland's entry into the European Union.

  • Farmland seen returning up to 12% by $469 billion fund manager
    • Bloomberg
    • 06 Oct 2011

    Farmland investments may return 8 percent to 12 percent annually as global food demand increases, said the largest US pensions manager for teachers and academic researchers with $469 billion of assets.

  • Saudia Arabia eyes US for ag investing, contracts
    • Reuters
    • 30 Apr 2010

    Saudi Arabian investors are looking to expand their agricultural investments in the United States to secure long-term food supply because of water shortages in the desert kingdom, Saudi officials said on Thursday.

  • Farmland fund to exploit food price boom
    • Financial Times
    • 15 Sep 2008

    The largest fund to invest in European farmland will be launched today, signalling investors' growing appetite for alternative ways to profit from a long-term rise in agricultural commodity demand and prices. The farmland fund, set up by Germany-based Palmer Capital Partners and UK-based Bidwells, is expected to raise about €300m ($425m) to buy arable land in Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. It will also invest in western Europe.

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