Sime Darby Plantation eyes African markets
    Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd is exploring opportunities in other African countries besides Liberia for its palm oil business expansion.
    • The Star
    • 18 Sep 2009
    Agriterra Ltd seeks to acquire West African palm oil company
    EBF, which Agriterra will acquire, has land holdings of more than 169,000 hectares in Liberia, West Africa.
    • Agriterra
    • 18 Aug 2009
    Sime Darby $800 million Contract: Another Form of Extortion in Liberia?
    The recently signed $800 million United States dollars Concession contract between the government of Liberia and the multinational conglomerate, Sime Darby, is raising questions in counties to be affected.
    • New Liberian
    • 17 Aug 2009
    Contract between the Republic of Liberia and Sime Darby
    Full text of the agreement for a rubber and oil palm concession between Liberia and Malaysia's Sime Darby, covering 311,187 ha.
    • Government of Liberia
    • 29 Jul 2009
    Malaysia's global oil palm rainforest land grab just the beginning of larger land and water scarcity issues
    Over-developed, over-populated, and land and water scarce Asian and Middle East nations embark upon global land grab to produce food and agrofuels; threatening global human rights, rainforest and other natural ecosystems, and regional and global ecological sustainability. Deadly global ecological issues require global citizens to unite in escalating protest action!
    • Ecological Internet
    • 13 May 2009
    Sime Darby deal to create 20,000 jobs -Liberia
    Liberia's $800 million palm and rubber deal with Malaysian firm Sime Darby will create 20,000 much needed jobs in the West African country
    • Reuters
    • 05 May 2009
    Sime Darby turns to Liberian palm, rubber estates
    Malaysia's biggest company Sime Darby has struck a deal with the Liberian government to develop oil palm and rubber estates in West African nation as land runs out at home and global demand for palm oil surges.
    • Reuters
    • 04 May 2009
    Sudan eyes growth in Arab agri investment
    Agricultural investment in Sudan by Arab countries looking to guarantee supplies of staples such as wheat for their people will account for up to 50 percent of all investment in the country from 2010
    • Reuters
    • 03 May 2009
    Middle East economy: Food outsourcing
    The Saudi government announced that it would co-ordinate with local private-sector companies and invest in strategic agricultural interests in key producer countries such as Brazil, Ukraine, Thailand and India, guaranteeing for itself supplies of cereals, meat and vegetables. It is already in advanced negotiations with Thai investors and a deal on rice farms in Thailand is likely before the end of the year.
    • Economist Intelligence Unit
    • 18 Jun 2008

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