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  • Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt
    • Green Prophet
    • 24 Apr 2014

    Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors.

  • Egypt eyes more Gulf investment on back of agricultural deal
    • World News
    • 09 Apr 2014

    Egypt plans to lease 25,200 hectares of agricultural land this year to a firm affiliated with an Arab investment body, its agriculture minister said,

  • Overseas farm projects to be insured
    • Zawya
    • 30 Dec 2013

    The Agricultural Development Fund, the Islamic Development Bank and the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment & Development are holding talks to provide insurance on the agricultural projects being funded by King Abdullah's Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad

  • Arab world urged to close food supply gap
    • The National
    • 03 Apr 2013

    In an effort to help tackle food security, officials yesterday agreed to double the capital of the Arab Authority for Agriculture Investment and Development, a multilateral lender aimed at promoting investment in agriculture.

  • AAID may build grain stocks site for Gulf
    • Reuters
    • 23 Feb 2012

    AAID is also setting up an agricultural land investment company, in conjunction with Saudi investors, which will start with capital of $60 million to acquire land in Egypt, Sudan and Kazakhstan.

  • Is there such a thing as agro-imperialism?
    • New York Times
    • 19 Nov 2009

    There’s a whole school of economic thought that says that Collier is wrong, that big is not necessarily better in agriculture — and that the land deals therefore might be unwise not because they’re wrong but because they’re unprofitable.

  • Gulf Arab states to launch $2 bln agriculture fund
    • Reuters
    • 11 Oct 2009

    Gulf Arab states will pour $2 billion into a new agricultural fund in coming months to secure food supplies by buying stakes in existing agricultural firms, an executive involved in the fund's creation said on Sunday.

  • Riyadh paves way for foreign ventures
    • FT
    • 24 May 2009

    Since details emerged of Saudi Arabia’s plans to ensure supplies of wheat, rice, corn, soya beans and alfalfa through overseas agricultural investments, officials have insisted that they intended the programme to be private-sector led.

  • Saudi's Tabuk signs deals for food investment abroad
    • Reuters
    • 23 May 2009

    Saudi agricultural company Tabuk Agricultural Development Co has started preparations to invest in food production abroad, driving up its stock.

  • Much tilling without harvest
    • Zawya
    • 16 Apr 2009

    Essentially, the Middle East is left with two choices. “The region has to import. The question is, invest abroad or rely on the free market?” said Dr Eckart Woertz, program manager in economics at the Gulf Research Center in Dubai.

  • Improving food security in Arab countries: Is land acquisition a viable strategy?
    • World Bank
    • 31 Jan 2009

    Saudi Arabia and the UAE are worldwide leaders in buying farmland in third-party countries, followed by China and Japan, says the World Bank.

  • Sudan recommends $50 bln, 10-yr pan-Arab food security fund
    • Zawya Dow Jones Newswire
    • 24 Jan 2009

    The Sudanese delegation to the Arab League is urging the pan-Arab organization to set up a food security fund worth at least $50 billion to ensure stable future food supplies, a Sudanese official said.

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