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  • UAE investors urged to start developing farmland in Sudan
    • The National
    • 27 Jul 2011

    Sudan is urging the UAE to begin developing the vast expanses of farmland it has acquired in the country, as the north loses the majority of its oil revenues following the independence of South Sudan.

  • UAE has a long history of support for Sudan
    • The National
    • 05 Jan 2011

    Abu Dhabi acquired 30,000 ha of Sudanese farmland last June through the ADFD to grow alfalfa, a crop used to feed cattle.

  • Buying farmland abroad: Outsourcing's third wave
    • The Economist
    • 21 May 2009

    Rich food importers are acquiring vast tracts of poor countries' farmland. Is this beneficial foreign investment or neocolonialism?

  • Food: The big land sell-off
    • African Business
    • 07 Feb 2009

    With vast tracts of land being sold in Madagascar, and Sudan and other African governments actively seeking investors in agricultural land, are we witnessing a neo-colonial land grab or will the investment result in greater food productivity to the long-term benefit of recipient nations?

  • Investments by UAE in Egypt reach $2.9 billion
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 08 Jan 2009

    Egypt will receive a number of UAE delegations next month to discuss proposals involving agriculture, land reclamation and the food industry in southern Egypt, as well as infrastructure and renewable energy projects.

  • Region gains an appetite for Africa
    • MEED
    • 14 Nov 2008

    As the Gulf's agricultural production rates slow and food prices around the world continue to rise, GCC members are investing heavily in the fertile lands of Africa and Asia.

  • UN casts eye on GCC's farmland investment
    • Bahrain Tribune
    • 07 Sep 2008

    Abu Dhabi finalises scheme to purchase 29,400 hectares of land in Sudan

  • GCC for joint farm fund to cut import bill
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 03 Sep 2008

    The UAE and other Gulf oil producers are considering creating a giant fund to invest in farm in fertile Arab areas and other nations to slash a soaring import bill and ease reliance on foreign markets for their food.

  • The New Prospectors: Arab Countries Look Overseas for Food Security
    • World Politics review
    • 02 Sep 2008

    The rulers in the Persian Gulf are looking at other ways of ensuring food security. Rather than rely on the vagaries of the market and unstable import sources, countries across the GCC, through sovereign wealth funds and development agencies, are seeking to buy up the means of production itself.

  • Al Qudra to buy 400,000 hectares of farmland
    • The National
    • 26 Aug 2008

    Al Qudra Holding, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company, plans to acquire roughly 400,000 hectares of land in the Middle East, East Africa and Far East by the end of the first quarter of next year in a major expansion of its agricultural operations.

  • UAE to invest in Kazakh agriculture
    • Financial Times
    • 16 Jul 2008

    The United Arab Emirates is seeking to invest in agricultural projects in Kazakhstan as part of its efforts to secure food supplies.

  • Gulf food security: is there enough, and at what price?
    • The Middle East
    • 01 Jul 2008

    Both public and private sector investors in the Gulf are also looking at ways to improve local food supplies, by investing in a range of outlets from arable farm land in the Sudan, Algeria and Pakistan to introduce new technology to enhance the local production of foodstuffs and grains, livestock, poultry and fish.

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