Businessman claims 50% of Saudi investors in Ethiopia have left the country, some leaving behind their farms and others selling them. He says many do not want to return for fear of being framed for crimes they did not commit.
Sudan is hosting the agriculture ministers from Egypt and Saudi Arabia for discussions on a proposal made by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir to use his country’s vast fertile lands to achieve Arab food security.
In January 2015, the Dutch embassy in Riyadh hosted a meeting with GCC investors and officials to discuss how to work together on land-based ag investments in Africa in order to achieve GCC food security.
The loan will be used to develop 3,500 hectares of land in the eastern basin of the Rkiz plain (300 km south of Nouakchott), develop another 2,200 hectares and rehabilitate 1,000 hectares in the western basin of the same plain.