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  • Danes quit UK for home after land prices tumble
    • FWI
    • 10 Dec 2010

    Some Danish farmland investors are quitting the UK after seeing land prices rise here and tumble at home over the past few years.

  • German investment funds involved in land grabbing
    • FIAN
    • 25 Oct 2010

    Report provides detailed information about investment opportunities in land grabbing offered to German private and institutional investors.

  • Pension funds – future farmers
    • IPE Magazine
    • 01 Jul 2010

    Report on the growing popularity of farmland investment in the developing world for European pension funds

  • Carving up Africa for food and fuel
    • The Trumpet
    • 17 Nov 2009

    The landgrab heats up, and the neocolonialists stake their claims.

  • When wise investing leads to full stomachs
    • The National
    • 16 Nov 2009

    Why produce a low-value crop such as wheat using expensive water when the FAO says the global wheat harvest will this year be second only to last year’s record?

  • Strategic food security?
    • International Supermarket News
    • 25 Jun 2009

    Carl Atkin, Head of Research at Bidwells Agribusiness looks at the recent interest in 'strategic food security' and the associated 'land grab' by Middle Eastern Corporations and Governments in countries as diverse of Sudan, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

  • Mideast grabs land elsewhere
    • CNN
    • 21 May 2009

    CNN's John Defterios takes a look at how Middle Eastern countries are scouring the globe for farmland.

  • Land grab conference: The Race for the World's Farmland
    • The New Security Beat
    • 12 May 2009

    On May 5, the Wilson Center hosted a half-day conference that considered the implications for investors, host countries, and food security, highlighting case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the former Soviet Union.

  • Bidwells to speak at Washington 'land grab' conference
    • Land Gazette
    • 30 Apr 2009

    'Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland' is the title of the conference, focusing on the recent race to secure large areas of arable farmland around the world.

  • Still sound reasons to cultivate agriculture
    • Financial Times
    • 26 Apr 2009

    So does this mean farming might now be a good place to make money? Some investors certainly think so, according to ETF Securities.

  • Daewoo leases Madagascan land for crops
    • BBC
    • 20 Nov 2008

    A lot of countries don't grow nearly enough food to feed themselves. Britain is one; South Korea, another. The giant South Korean conglomerate, Daewoo, has come up with a novel way of solving the problem of food security. It has leased a vast tract of land, 1.3 million acres, on the African island of Madagascar.

  • 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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