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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Qatar, Vietnam set up US$1b fund, eye agriculture, paper
    • Intellasia / Reuters
    • 04 Sep 2008

    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.

  • Bin Laden Group to invest Rp14 trillion in Sulawesi
    • Antara
    • 18 Aug 2008

    A foodstuff consortium from Middle-East countries planning to investment some Rp14 trillion through Bin Laden Group in South-East Sulawesi province, a senior adviser said here on Monday.

  • Bin Laden Group to invest Rp14 trillion in Sulawesi
    • Antara
    • 18 Aug 2008

    A foodstuff consortium from Middle-East countries planning to investment some Rp14 trillion through Bin Laden Group in South-East Sulawesi province, a senior adviser said here on Monday.

  • Indonesia, Binladin group discussing $4bn rice project
    • Dow Jones
    • 13 Aug 2008

    The company will conduct a feasibility study of the proposed land area, in the Merauke district of Indonesia’s Papua province, before making their final decision. “We have been looking at other locations that might be suitable but Indonesia is first on our list,” a spokesperson said.

  • Indonesian govt, Binladin Group discuss $4b rice project
    • Dow Jones
    • 12 Aug 2008

    Indonesia's Minister of Agriculture and other senior government officials Tuesday said they met with senior members of Saudi Arabia's Binladin Group to discuss the investment group's plans to spend at least $4 billion developing at least 500,000 hectares of Indonesian land for rice production.

  • Merauke mega-project raises food fears
    • Down to Earth
    • 01 Aug 2008

    A food mega-project planned for a vast area in the Papuan district of Merauke is causing concern that indigenous people's land will be taken and their livelihoods destroyed.

  • S Korean Co to invest US$2bn in Indonesian maize plantations
    • Antara
    • 29 Jul 2008

    South Korean-based PT Agro Enerpia Indonesia will invest US$2 billion in maize plantations in the Buol district of Central Sulawesi, a regional government spokesman said.

  • Exporting Farmland to Feed Global Demand
    • Wall Street Journal
    • 11 Jul 2008

    Emerging nations are trying to cash in on the global food crisis by getting big importers of crops to effectively lease their farmlands -- a new trend that is already sparking complaints from farmers in some countries who are concerned about their own food supplies.

  • Saudis plan Rp600B rice estate investment
    • Indonesia Investmenet Coordinating Board
    • 07 Jul 2008

    A consortium of 15 Saudi Arabian investors is ready to take part in the Merauke Integrated Rice Estate (MIRE), injecting at least Rp600 billion ($65.04 million) into the region. The Agriculture Ministry's Secretary General, Hasanuddin Ibrahim, said each investor wanted to open about 5,000 to 10,000 hectares of land in Merauke, Papua.

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