• Farmers may be reluctant to sell
    • Otago Daily Times
    • 15 Apr 2010

    Southern NZ farmers will want to see cash before agreeing to sell their farms to a foreign company again, having been burnt once by a deal that turned sour.

  • GCC states look abroad to meet food needs
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 03 Mar 2010

    Gulf oil producers have abandoned long-standing nationalistic policies of achieving food self-sufficiency and switched to a more realistic approach of using their strong financial muscle to invest in farm projects in fertile countries.

  • Qatar plans to grow corn in Georgia, import 70,000 sheep a year
    • Bloomberg
    • 26 Feb 2010

    Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co. plans to invest in Georgia, including the purchase of farm land, following a fact-finding trip in April.

  • UAE's MEC in talks to lease Indonesian farmland
    • Reuters
    • 14 Feb 2010

    Minerals Energy Commodities Holding (MEC) is in talks with Indonesia to lease 100,000 ha of farmland in East Kalimantan for UAE's food security.

  • Analysis: Buy land — they’re not making it anymore
    • Daily Times
    • 07 Feb 2010

    Reports indicate that the Gulf States have acquired more than 150,000 hectares of land in Balochistan near Mirani Dam to begin mechanised farming.

  • Pakistan says committed to farmland deals
    • Reuters
    • 27 Jan 2010

    Pakistan will press ahead with plans to lease or sell farmland to foreign investors despite United Nations concern over such deals, arguing the land would otherwise lie fallow, Pakistan's foreign minister said.

  • Gulf sovereign funds show interest in farmland fund
    • Reuters
    • 21 Jan 2010

    The fund is in the process of leasing 50,000 hectares of land in Tanzania which will be complete by the end of this year and will mainly be for rice production.

  • Abu Dhabi and Alberta sign strategic economic co-operation
    • Emirates News Agency
    • 20 Jan 2010

    This three years memorandum is not only setting a framework of cooperation but it includes some specific steps such as mutual beneficial arrangements in the agricultural sector (e.g. investment and provision of grain, development of a grain terminal)

  • UAE to invest in Pakistan’s energy and farm sectors
    • Gulf Times
    • 16 Jan 2010

    The United Arab Emirates has decided to make robust investments in Pakistan’s energy agriculture, education and health sectors, which need huge investment, official sources said yesterday.

  • Pro: Pundits threaten modernisation of agricultural investments
    • Gulf News
    • 14 Jan 2010

    Which option is better? Letting the status quo prevail? Or taking advantage of opportunities offered by oil producing countries searching for safe food sources?

  • Corporate farming in Pakistan opposed
    • The News
    • 07 Jan 2010

    Voicing aversion to corporate agriculture farming, speakers at a seminar on Wednesday underlined the need for taking effective steps to counter its adverse effects in Pakistan.

  • UAE plans food security strategy
    • Khaleej Times
    • 24 Dec 2009

    Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri said in remarks late on Tuesday that the UAE's food security strategy, which includes overseas agricultural investments, would be put before the federal cabinet for consideration.

  • Women living near the #Socapalm oil palm plantation in Edéa, Cameroon, are struggling for their land, autonomy and livelihoods. Please read their account and sign in support before 15 December: https://forms.gle/gBKbFCv2Bizzpfbt7
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