UAE

Food crisis may divide Middle East's oil haves, have-nots

“Buying farms is not a bad thing,” Panos Konandreas, acting director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Geneva, said in a telephone interview. “If you are like Saudi Arabia and have all the resources in the world, you can help farms optimize their strategies and there will be more production.”

Pakistani farm talks are murky

Talks aimed at acquiring large agricultural plots of land in Pakistan were not expected to yield results any time soon, a senior Pakistani government official has said.

UAE investors buy Pakistan farmland

Dubai-based Abraaj Capital, one of the Middle East’s largest private equity companies, has been quietly buying farmland in Pakistan as part of plans by the United Arab Emirates to increase food security and to damp inflation.

UAE may buy Pakistan farms

Inflation and the spectre of long-term food shortages have prompted the UAE Government to consider a new strategic investment – the purchase of large-scale farms in Pakistan and other countries.

Firms to invest in farms in Pakistan

The worldwide shortage of food grains coupled with high food prices is driving leading food companies and investors from the UAE to Pakistan in search of lucrative deals in the agriculture sector in of one of the world’s major food exporters.

Al Qudra : Le holding concrétise doucement ses projets au Maroc

Al Qudra cible 14.000 hectares dans l'huile d'olive et a participé aux appels d'offres lancés par les pouvoirs publics marocains relatifs aux terrains des Sodea-Sogeta. D'autres terrains sont en cours d'analyse pour démarrer les travaux de plantation, a déclaré le management.

A new national strategy for agriculture

The Moroccan government has pursued a strategy of leasing state-farms previously under the management of Société de Développement Agricole (SODEA). A large number of bids were made by agricultural businesses from France, Egypt, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.