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  • Africa seeks equitable trade terms with Gulf countries
    • Gulf News
    • 20 Feb 2012

    African officials have called for greater equity and fairness in trade with the GCC countries that use agricultural land in Africa to feed their populations while famines continue to ravage the continent.

  • Ensuring food security of the UAE
    • Gulf News
    • 20 Feb 2012

    In an effort to improve food security, the government has been investing in agriculture projects abroad, especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, Pakistan, Romania, Sudan and the Americas, to secure food supplies and safeguard against market fluctuations.

  • Al Ghurair to seal 99-year farmland lease in Sudan
    • Gulf News
    • 20 Feb 2012

    Al Ghurair Foods is acquiring 100,000 hectares of farmland in Sudan to grow grain, a move in line with the UAE's efforts to address food security concerns, according to company chairman Essa Abdullah Al Ghurair.

  • Investment opportunities, policies and attributes of commercial farming in Africa unveiled at 2nd Commercial Farm Africa in Dubai!
    • PR Web
    • 06 Dec 2011

    On 31 January 2012 in Dubai, 2nd Commercial Farm Africa features panel of experts and in-depth analysis on land utilization & investment policies in Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Sudan, Namibia, Ghana and Ethiopia.

  • UAE to cultivate agri goods in Pakistan
    • Daily Times
    • 03 Dec 2011

    United Arab Emirates is interested to cultivate agricultural goods in Pakistan and is also ready to make small dams for irrigation on the condition agricultural goods from Pakistan should not be stopped exporting to UAE.

  • Dubai firm invests $500m in Tanzania
    • Business Week
    • 07 Nov 2011

    City Energy & Infrastructure will be involved in the development of a sugar plantation and sugar processing plant in an area of 100,000 hectares.

  • Tilling new ground on Africa’s Gold Coast
    • Corn&Soybean Digest
    • 01 Oct 2011

    With investors from the Middle East and the U.S., Africa Atlantic Farms is pursuing mechanised farming on 10,000 hectares it has leased in Ghana in the Afram Plains region, with plans to expand.

  • UAE-China: A complementary relationship
    • Gulf News
    • 26 Sep 2011

    Xinjiang and Nigxia present huge opportunities to Arab investors for mining coal, oil and gas as well as the development of wind and solar power, halal food industry and large-scale agriculture.

  • 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.

  • Fast-growing Ethiopia seeks greater investment from UAE
    • Gulf News
    • 24 Jun 2011

    UAE-based food company IFFCO Group will be investing in palm oil plantations and cattle processing facility in Ethiopia — a country that could be one answer to UAE's food security issues, said a senior company official.

  • Iowan Rastetter leads Tanzanian ag project
    • Des Moines Register
    • 14 Jun 2011

    Iowa agribusiness investor Bruce Rastetter is leading a project to turn as much as 800,000 acres [324,000 hectares] of land in the east African country of Tanzania into a massive grain-and-livestock operation.

  • Sudan: Arabs agricultural investment in Northern State
    • SUNA
    • 17 May 2011

    Governor of Northern State says an Emirates investor, to whom 95,000 acres have been allocated in Um-Jawaseer, will invest USD 15 million.

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