Indonesia
22 Jan 2009 Gulf Times
Qatar, Malaysia agree on joint investments
Qatar and Malaysia have agreed to look at the possibility of investing in Islamic countries, particularly in growing food. Malaysian Foreign Minister Dr Rais Yatim told Gulf Times that certain states in his country did have land for joint cultivation but “what we are encouraging is for the two countries to go, for example, to Indonesia, or to another (Muslim) country”.
17 Jan 2009 Jakarta Globe
Indonesia Sets Ambitious $5bn Investment Target Ahead of Islamic Economic Forum
Tanri said the government was eager to encourage and provide support to deep-pocketed business leaders from the Middle East to invest in Indonesia.
19 Dec 2008 The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Indonesia looks to Middle East, Gulf oil-rich investors
The government aims to net more investment from Middle East oil state main players next year, in particular in the agricultural sector, despite the global economic downturn, says a government official.
09 Dec 2008 Afrik.com
Ruée mondiale vers les terres cultivables
Le cas malgache n’est pas isolé. Une véritable ruée vers les terres agricoles est engagée à l’échelle mondiale.
08 Dec 2008 The Jakarta Post
Binladin Group may invest $4.3 b on rice in Papua
Saudi-based investment firm Binladin Group is mulling at investing on agriculture projects here worth an estimated US$4.3 billion, which will be spent within the course of 15 years, says an official.
08 Dec 2008 Antara
Farmers' self reliance the only means to develop sustainable food security
Deputy for agriculture and fisheries to the coordinating minister for economic affairs Bayu Krisnamurthi earlier said that the government had given a priority to a regulation pertaining to the development of food estates to support Indonesia`s food security. According to him, the economic affairs coordinating ministry was drafting a regulation, 90 percent of which had been completed.
27 Nov 2008 The Phnom Penh Post
Foreign countries scramble for agricultural land in quest for food
The food crisis this year generated unprecedented interest in Cambodian agricultural land, and governments are scrambling for access to the country's vast food-growing potential.
20 Nov 2008 Financial Times
Welcome fades for wealthy nations
The initial welcome given to rich countries’ investment in African farmland by agricultural and development officials has faded as the first ventures prove to be heavily weighted in favour of the investors. The FAO warned of such a trend when it said this year that the race to secure farmland overseas risked creating a “neo-colonial” system.
19 Nov 2008 Jakarta Post
Saudi's Binladin Group to complete agricultural investment study soon
The Saudi Arabia-based Binladin Group is expected to wrap up a feasibility study by the end of this year on investment in a massive food business program that will be located primarily in the eastern part of Indonesia, a senior official says.
18 Nov 2008 Reuters
South Korea's Daewoo to grow corn in Madagascar
South Korea's Daewoo Logistics will plant corn in Madagascar, a company official said on Tuesday, with a long-term aim to replace more than half the corn it currently imports from mostly the United States.
08 Oct 2008 Tempo
Bin Ladin Group to Invest in Food Production in West Java
West Java governor Ahmad Heryawan said his province will become one of the many regions targeted by the Binladin Group for investment in food production.
05 Sep 2008 TriState Observer
Global Scramble to Own Food and Agricultural Assets
On the heels of tight crop production reports and the recent memory of individual nations experiencing food disruptions, there is a scramble to control or own agricultural assets and food stocks.

Indonesia
  • Gulf Times | 22 Jan 2009 Qatar, Malaysia agree on joint investments

    Qatar and Malaysia have agreed to look at the possibility of investing in Islamic countries, particularly in growing food. Malaysian Foreign Minister Dr Rais Yatim told Gulf Times that certain states in his country did have land for joint cultivation but “what we are encouraging is for the two countries to go, for example, to Indonesia, or to another (Muslim) country”.

  • Jakarta Globe | 17 Jan 2009 Indonesia Sets Ambitious $5bn Investment Target Ahead of Islamic Economic Forum

    Tanri said the government was eager to encourage and provide support to deep-pocketed business leaders from the Middle East to invest in Indonesia.

  • The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | 19 Dec 2008 Indonesia looks to Middle East, Gulf oil-rich investors

    The government aims to net more investment from Middle East oil state main players next year, in particular in the agricultural sector, despite the global economic downturn, says a government official.

  • Afrik.com | 09 Dec 2008 Ruée mondiale vers les terres cultivables

    Le cas malgache n’est pas isolé. Une véritable ruée vers les terres agricoles est engagée à l’échelle mondiale.

  • The Jakarta Post | 08 Dec 2008 Binladin Group may invest $4.3 b on rice in Papua

    Saudi-based investment firm Binladin Group is mulling at investing on agriculture projects here worth an estimated US$4.3 billion, which will be spent within the course of 15 years, says an official.

  • Antara | 08 Dec 2008 Farmers' self reliance the only means to develop sustainable food security

    Deputy for agriculture and fisheries to the coordinating minister for economic affairs Bayu Krisnamurthi earlier said that the government had given a priority to a regulation pertaining to the development of food estates to support Indonesia`s food security. According to him, the economic affairs coordinating ministry was drafting a regulation, 90 percent of which had been completed.

  • The Phnom Penh Post | 27 Nov 2008 Foreign countries scramble for agricultural land in quest for food

    The food crisis this year generated unprecedented interest in Cambodian agricultural land, and governments are scrambling for access to the country's vast food-growing potential.

  • Financial Times | 20 Nov 2008 Welcome fades for wealthy nations

    The initial welcome given to rich countries’ investment in African farmland by agricultural and development officials has faded as the first ventures prove to be heavily weighted in favour of the investors. The FAO warned of such a trend when it said this year that the race to secure farmland overseas risked creating a “neo-colonial” system.

  • Jakarta Post | 19 Nov 2008 Saudi's Binladin Group to complete agricultural investment study soon

    The Saudi Arabia-based Binladin Group is expected to wrap up a feasibility study by the end of this year on investment in a massive food business program that will be located primarily in the eastern part of Indonesia, a senior official says.

  • Reuters | 18 Nov 2008 South Korea's Daewoo to grow corn in Madagascar

    South Korea's Daewoo Logistics will plant corn in Madagascar, a company official said on Tuesday, with a long-term aim to replace more than half the corn it currently imports from mostly the United States.

  • Tempo | 08 Oct 2008 Bin Ladin Group to Invest in Food Production in West Java

    West Java governor Ahmad Heryawan said his province will become one of the many regions targeted by the Binladin Group for investment in food production.

  • TriState Observer | 05 Sep 2008 Global Scramble to Own Food and Agricultural Assets

    On the heels of tight crop production reports and the recent memory of individual nations experiencing food disruptions, there is a scramble to control or own agricultural assets and food stocks.



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