UAE-China: A complementary relationship

Xinjiang and Nigxia present huge opportunities to Arab investors for mining coal, oil and gas as well as the development of wind and solar power, halal food industry and large-scale agriculture.

UAE investments in Vietnam reach $3b

UAE investments in Vietnam have reached $3 billion and are set to surge with local companies considering opportunities in agricultural lands, real estate and energy.

Food 'as vital an issue as oil', says Geldof

"It's criminal that available land that can be properly irrigated and cultivated in a modern sense, where new techniques are tried and taught to local farmers, is not yet put into production," says Bob Geldof.

Flawed food supply structure could cause mass starvation

Richer countries that are investing in land abroad for food cultivation should also educate the poor about agricultural methods, so that food production can be increased to a level at which poor people can produce enough for investing countries as well as themselves, says Bob Geldof.

Missing food security

UAE is ready to build small dams for cultivation on lands they would acquire in Pakistan, provided the government ensures that there is no ban on exports.