Saudia Arabia eyes US for ag investing, contracts

Saudi Arabian investors are looking to expand their agricultural investments in the United States to secure long-term food supply because of water shortages in the desert kingdom, Saudi officials said on Thursday.

L’Arabie Saoudite cherche de nouvelles terres agricoles

Une demi-douzaine d’investisseurs saoudiens vient d’annoncer la création d’une compagnie d’investissements agricoles pour le début de l’année 2010. Les investissements seront dirigés vers l’acquisition de terres à l’étranger afin de cultiver du riz, du maïs, du blé et du soja.

Agricultural investment firm opened

Saudi Arabia announces the launch of Agroinvest, which will focus on farm acquisitions abroad to grow wheat, rice, soybeans and other crops in Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Turkey

Betting on the Russian farm

"We are seeing a land grab bigger than anywhere else in the world, and it has attracted a mighty cast of characters," says Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Troika Dialog, a Moscow brokerage firm.