A collective representing hundreds of Haitian farmers, filed a complaint to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) about its role in a case of land grabbing.
- Accountability Counsel
12 Jan 2017
Luke Marriott’s Gold Tree is presently fighting tooth and nail to take over the Matru Jong 7,008 acre oil palm plantation but industry experts say that Gold Tree does not have the capacity (money).
The investments, equivalent to almost a fifth of the size of the economy, will pump cash into fisheries, agriculture, livestock, health and roads while funding imports from Arab countries to the tune of $145 million.
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
Islamic Development Bank and Rabobank team up to launch fund that intends to invest 5-10% of its funds in global farmland.
An MOU targeting $1 billion in aquaculture investments in Mauritania was signed between the National Prawn Company of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, with Saudi-based Al Rajhi also involved.
Powerpoint presentation made by Dr. Abdullah A. Al-Obaid to an expert group meeting at the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah on 2-3 May 2010.
Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank is tapping Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund as well as other government and private entities as the bank seeks to double financing for agriculture sector in developing countries.
Foras International Investment Co., the investment arm of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has started to put its objective of realizing food security in the Islamic countries into action by launching its first project of the integrated agricultural food basket in Sudan.
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.
- New York Times
19 Nov 2009
Avec un déficit de 25% dans sa consommation de riz, le royaume d’Arabie saoudite recherche de nouveaux «débouchés » pour s’approvisionner en Afrique notamment dans les pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest où il s’arroge d’énormes superficies acquises à cet effet. La Mauritanie ne déroge pas à cet appétit.
- Le Quotidien de Nouakchott
12 Oct 2009
"The real worry is that IRRI may help Saudi Arabia produce aromatic rice varieties in Pakistan where these countries have bought large tracts of lands," food policy commentator Devinder Sharma said. "India and Pakistan are already bitter rivals in the Basmati export segment."