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  • GCC for joint farm fund to cut import bill
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 03 Sep 2008

    The UAE and other Gulf oil producers are considering creating a giant fund to invest in farm in fertile Arab areas and other nations to slash a soaring import bill and ease reliance on foreign markets for their food.

  • Turkey the winner in Gulf's investment hunt
    • Turkish Daily News
    • 01 Sep 2008

    As the increase in oil prices continue to help boost the income of Persian Gulf nations, Turkey is becoming a magnet for Gulf-based investors aiming to establish strategic food reserves

  • Gulf banks launch 3 major Islamic investment projects
    • Gulf Times
    • 28 Aug 2008

    Three major multi-billion Shariah-based projects to boost infrastructure, agriculture and hospitality sectors in GCC and elsewhere in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia were launched here yesterday.

  • Al Qudra buys land for crops
    • AME info
    • 27 Aug 2008

    Qudra Holding plans to buy about 400,000 hectares of land in the Middle East, Africa and the Far East by the first quarter of 2009 to boost its agriculture operations, reported The National.

  • New Gulf funds find investment niches
    • The National
    • 27 Aug 2008

    Three new investment funds controlled by prominent Gulf investors will sink at least US$2.8 billion (Dh10.3 bn) into infrastructure, agriculture and hospitality projects in the Middle East and South Asia.

  • Al Qudra to buy 400,000 hectares of farmland
    • The National
    • 26 Aug 2008

    Al Qudra Holding, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company, plans to acquire roughly 400,000 hectares of land in the Middle East, East Africa and Far East by the end of the first quarter of next year in a major expansion of its agricultural operations.

  • Sharia initiatives worth $10bn launched
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 24 Aug 2008

    Three of the Gulf's biggest financial house has teamed up to launch three investment vehicles worth $10 billion (Dh36.7bn). The 'strategic' alliance between Gulf Finance House, Ithmaar Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House covers the infrastructure, agricultural and hospitality sectors and are expected to bring return on investments in 18 months. The agricultural fund is considering Australia, China, the Philippies, India and North African countries for food production and livestock.

  • UAE's $4b food bill set to climb
    • Bloomberg
    • 24 Aug 2008

    “We are investing in land in Sudan, Pakistan and Egypt to secure food supplies without being at the mercy of market fluctuations,” Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, said at a conference in Dubai yesterday.

  • United Arab Emirates Food and Drink Report Q3 2008
    • The Poultry Site News Desk
    • 22 Aug 2008

    Given its unsuitable climate for agricultural development, the UAE must look abroad if it is to significantly expand its agricultural output. Pakistan could be the perfect partner.

  • Small farmers at risk in land scramble
    • Financial Times
    • 11 Aug 2008

    Small-scale farmers with limited knowledge of their rights stand to lose most as countries such as China and Saudi Arabia expand their quest for African farmland, analysts have warned.

  • UAE stepping up agricultural investment in Sudan
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 06 Aug 2008

    The United Arab Emirates is beefing up its agricultural investments in Sudan in wake of a food crisis that led to world wide protests primarily in developing nations.

  • Investing abroad is right decision to ensure food supply
    • Gulf News
    • 26 Jul 2008

    Pakistan has reportedly offered Saudi Arabia a large amount of acres of agricultural land in return for oil. Egypt is also said to have offered both Saudi Arabia and the UAE the opportunity to purchase farmland. Even Bahrain, the smallest economy in the GCC, has started exploring buying farmland in southeast Asian nations, notably Thailand and the Philippines.

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