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  • UAE firm, Egypt to sign farm deal
    • Trade Arabia
    • 04 Aug 2009

    A United Arab Emirates company will sign a deal with Egypt to cultivate 100,000 feddans, about 42,000 hectares, of land with wheat, corn and feed, the official news agency Mena reported on Tuesday.

  • Is Philippines selling land or selling out?
    • The National
    • 30 Jul 2009

    “It is the height of stupidity for our country to bargain our lands for the sake of other nation’s food security, while being dependent on importation for our very own food security needs,” says Rafael Mariano

  • Gulf states continue quest for foreign land
    • Reuters
    • 17 Jul 2009

    "We have no choice but to continue leasing and buying land," said Abdullah Al Obaid, head of the strategy unit at the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia.

  • Inversión extranjera masiva en tierras africanas, una ocasión controvertida
    • AFP
    • 14 Jul 2009

    "Es una forma de hegemonía (...) Qatar nunca cedería a Kenia participaciones en sus campos petrolíferos", critica el abogado keniano Evans Monari.

  • Sudan will put its agricultural resources at Africa’s disposal
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 02 Jul 2009

    The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir told the African Union summit in Libya that Sudan is willing to put its resources at the disposal of the continent.

  • La Guinée veut composer avec les Emirats arabes unis
    • Les Afriques
    • 27 Jun 2009

    Parmi les propositions alléchantes figurent aussi en bonne place les financements des investissements privés, avec, pour composante, le bail emphytéotique d’une partie des 3 500 000 ha de terres cultivables que possède le pays.

  • Zambie : des firmes américaines et émiraties s'intéressent aux exploitations agricoles
    • Les Afriques
    • 27 Jun 2009

    Selon le ministre de l'Agriculture, Brian Chituwo, des entreprises américaines et émiraties sont intéressées par la création de grandes exploitations agricoles en Zambie, pour cultiver du sucre et des céréales.

  • UAE's Mirak cuts farming in Iran after strike
    • Reuters
    • 14 Jun 2009

    Ghadimi said it was easier to control immigrant workers in the UAE than farm labourers in Iran, where unions were strong.

  • US, UAE firms eye Zambian farming land
    • Reuters
    • 12 Jun 2009

    Companies from the US and the UAE are interested in establishing large farms in Zambia to grow sugar and grains, the country's agriculture minister said

  • Asia: Land grabs threaten food security
    • IRIN
    • 10 Jun 2009

    Sam Pov, a rice farmer in Cambodia’s western Battambang Province, is very worried that his land will be taken over by a foreign investor.

  • Betting the farm
    • Fortune/CNN
    • 10 Jun 2009

    As world population expands, the demand for arable land should soar. At least that's what George Soros, Lord Rothschild, and other investors believe.

  • Gulf states show interest in Thai farms
    • Reuters
    • 08 Jun 2009

    A number of Gulf states have expressed interest in livestock and rice farming in Thailand to secure food supplies, a Thai official said on Monday. "The countries involved could be Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar or the UAE," he added.

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