• Qatar fund to target food and energy
    • Financial Times
    • 13 Mar 2009

    Qatar's sovereign wealth fund will turn its focus to commodities - particularly food and energy - in the second half of 2009, a senior official said yesterday.

  • UAE to Invest 700 Billion U.S. Dlrs to East Asia
    • Xinhua
    • 12 Mar 2009

    The United Arab Emirates plans to invest up to 700 billion US dollars in East Asia as the country had huge profits from soaring oil prices in recent years, Head of the Indonesian Capital Investment Coordinating Board Muhammad Lutfi said in Jakarta Thursday. Among the sectors for possible investment are energy, agriculture, tourism and food security.

  • Arabs buying Australian farms
    • Farming UK
    • 09 Mar 2009

    Could the Middle East become a significant new source of offshore investment in Australia’s extensive northern cattle industry?

  • Quest for food security breeds neo-colonialists
    • The Times (London)
    • 05 Mar 2009

    Perhaps the UN’s hand-wringing is just sentimental. Deals will be done and the rush to buy land has begun in Europe, too.

  • Middle East agribusiness offers Nigeria $3bn investment yearly
    • The Punch
    • 24 Feb 2009

    Agribusiness in the Middle East countries hold out investment opportunities worth $3bn for Nigeria yearly.

  • Sheep imported from UAE for breeding and meat
    • Vietnam Business News
    • 22 Feb 2009

    A flock of 360 sheep imported from the UAE landed at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport Saturday, Ninh Thuan Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said.

  • Mideast food market touches Dh114b
    • Gulf News
    • 17 Feb 2009

    With land prices falling, now is a good time for the UAE to acquire farmland in other countries, in order to strengthen food security, a senior official says.

  • Food: The big land sell-off
    • African Business
    • 07 Feb 2009

    With vast tracts of land being sold in Madagascar, and Sudan and other African governments actively seeking investors in agricultural land, are we witnessing a neo-colonial land grab or will the investment result in greater food productivity to the long-term benefit of recipient nations?

  • The farms race
    • Globe and Mail
    • 30 Jan 2009

    Wealthy countries short of fertile land are gazing hungrily at Canada's prairies

  • UN argues for sharing of benefits in overseas agriculture deals
    • The National
    • 21 Jan 2009

    Gulf governments, entrepreneurs and sovereign wealth funds have spent vast sums buying or leasing farmland across Asia and Africa to try to secure cheaper imports and keep supermarket prices low. But the World Bank and UN want them to put more money into development aid.

  • Pakistan’s food insecurity
    • Daily times
    • 20 Jan 2009

    For the practical realisation of the goal of food sovereignty that has been eluding our nation since the time of independence, the importance of genuine agrarian reform and peasants’ rights cannot be underestimated.

  • Nigeria signs $16b investment pact with UAE
    • The Guardian
    • 16 Jan 2009

    The Federal Government, yesterday, in Abuja, signed a $16 billion development cooperation agreement which covers real estate, agriculture, power, oil and gas, with the Dubai World Corporation in the United Arab Emirates.

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