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  • Saudi Arabia: Food security is a priority
    • Arab News
    • 28 Mar 2021

    The Public Investment Fund has transferred its ownership stakes in Almarai, the National Agricultural Development Company, and the Saudi Fisheries Company to the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC).

  • Saudi Arabia to import wheat from Saudi farms abroad for delivery later this year
    • Reuters
    • 22 Feb 2021

    Saudi Arabia’s state grain buyer SAGO said it has agreed to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat from Saudi Arabian-owned farms in Australia, Canada and Ukraine for delivery from May to December 2021.

  • Saudi Arabia triples agriculture investments abroad
    • Gulf News
    • 21 Jan 2021

    A fund that supports Saudi agriculture investments abroad on the condition that at least 50 per cent of the project’s crops be exported to the Kingdom has tripled the value of its loans since 2016.

  • Halte à l’accaparement et au bradage des terres de la Vallée
    • CRIDEM
    • 23 Aug 2020

    L'État mauritanien se livre à une politique irraisonnée d’accaparement et de bradage des terres de la Vallée au bénéfice de sociétés étrangères ou de spéculateurs mauritaniens, dénonce la CVE

  • Saudi Arabia makes first wheat purchase from overseas farmland investment
    • Reuters
    • 27 Apr 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s state grain buyer SAGO on Monday said it bought 60,000 tonnes of Ukraine wheat from investment firm SALIC, marking its first purchase from agricultural investments overseas aimed at enhancing the country’s food security.

  • Saudi Arabia asks private sector to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat
    • Reuters
    • 07 Apr 2020

    Saudi Arabia's state grain buyer SAGO is asking Saudi investors with farmland overseas to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat into the kingdom, as major food importers try to increase strategic reserves in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • UAE agriculture tech start-up secures $120 million investment commitment
    • Reuters
    • 06 Apr 2020

    Wafra International, an investment firm owned by the Kuwait state pension agency, is investing $10 million of the new funding in Pure Harvest Smart Farms, and committing $100 million in equity and project financing.

  • Agribusiness : la BERD accorde un prêt aux unités de production oléicole d'Al Dahra Maroc
    • La Tribune Afrique
    • 27 Mar 2020

    Deux filiales de l'émirati Al Dahra Holding bénéficieront d'un prêt de 5 millions d'euros de La Banque européenne pour la reconstruction et le développement pour faire de l'huile d'olive pour l'exportation (1 214 ha)

  • Seeds of Gulf-Africa agribusiness
    • Cairo Review
    • 11 Mar 2020

    When Gulf nations face food, security, and water scarcity issues, one response is to seek lucrative agricultural investments in fertile African lands. Yet, while such deals can bring benefits to the countries involved, there are also sizeable risks

  • Saudi-based Bateel to expand farming operations into Africa
    • Arabian Business
    • 09 Mar 2020

    Saudi-based gourmet date connoisseur Bateel has revealed that joint-venture agreements are to be signed this year for new date farms in South Africa and Namibia

  • «L’appel à Almarai semble être plutôt une démarche politicienne»
    • El Watan
    • 09 Mar 2020

    L’invitation officielle adressée au groupe saoudien Almarai d’investir en Algérie fait partie de toutes celles qu’on avait engagées en grande pompe et qui se sont évaporées instantanément pour avoir été engagées à travers un marché de dupes.

  • Sucked dry
    • Pulitzer Center
    • 01 Feb 2020

    Companies from countries across the world have acquired fertile Nile-irrigated land for growing food crops, non-food agricultural commodities such as alfalfa, flowers, tobacco, and biofuels, rearing livestock and logging trees.

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