• UAE moots the idea of agricultural free zones in Africa
    • Gulf News
    • 02 May 2013

    Hesham Al Shirawi, Chairman of Economic Zones World, mooted the idea of establishing free zones for agri-business in Africa during the Africa Global Business Forum 2013. The establishment of corn farms is also a lucrative business proposition, he added.

  • Dubai needs food from Africa
    • Halal Focus
    • 15 Apr 2013

    Pressed on which countries in Africa would be suitable food sources, Hisham Abdullah Al Shirawi, the chairman of Economic Zones World, says the test would be countries where water was in abundance and which were not spoilt by strife.

  • Change of tactic to guard UAE food supply
    • The National
    • 28 Mar 2013

    "The UAE is looking not just at land [acquisitions] but developing the whole supply chain," says Nicholas Lodge, managing partner at Clarity, a consultancy that advises on investments in agricultural industries.

  • New Zealand to assist UAE in food security issue
    • Gulf News
    • 24 Jan 2013

    New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs says his country can be a logical partner for resource-rich Gulf countries as a producer of food in places like Africa, where experts say half of the potential agricultural land is under-utilised.

  • Al Dahra Agriculture signs EUR300 million agreement with Serbian Government
    • WAM
    • 14 Jan 2013

    The intended aim is to meet Abu Dhabi's vision and strategy for long-term food security.

  • UAE crown prince announces numerous investments
    • B92
    • 10 Jan 2013

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will become a majority owner of eight Serbian agriculture corporations that own 9,000 hectares of land and will lease an additional 14,000 hectares of arable land in Serbia for EUR 250 per hectare per year.

  • Dubai’s AWGAL in talks to purchase Texas cattle farms
    • Arabian Business
    • 14 Nov 2012

    Dubai-based AWGAL Investments is in advanced talks with farmers in Texas to invest in cattle farms to produce Halal-certified US beef for the GCC and MENA region.

  • Serbian farmland to provide substantial amount of UAE's food
    • The National
    • 01 Nov 2012

    A 20,000 ha tranche of Serbian farmland bought by an Abu Dhabi firm should be providing a substantial amount of the UAE's food within the next five years.

  • Al Dahra to develop farmland in Serbia
    • The National
    • 23 Oct 2012

    Abu Dhabi's Al Dahra Agricultural Company is to develop 9,000 hectares of farmland in Serbia as it seeks to bolster food security in the UAE.

  • MOFT Undersecretary discusses boosting food investments with Argentina
    • WAM
    • 16 Sep 2012

    UAE seeks to have Argentina join the ranks of other world countries such as India, USA, Canada and Brazil in becoming a primary supplier of food to the country.

  • The scramble for African land (1)
    • Leadership
    • 09 Aug 2012

    "Today, all patriotic Africans are weeping when they see how African governments are giving out African lands, dispossessing the African people of their ancestral land, for practically next to nothing, in the name of attracting foreign investors!", writes Abba Mahmood

  • UAE eyes overseas land to provide steady food supplies
    • Gulf News
    • 12 Jul 2012

    The UAE is eying lands overseas in order to provide ongoing food supply to face the increase in the country’s population as the UAE imports steadily soared in the past few years, Ministry of Economy official said.

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