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  • UAE may invest US$500m in Pakistan farms
    • The National
    • 08 Jun 2008

    The Government is considering the purchase of farmland worth US$500 million (Dh1.8 billion) in Pakistan as part of a strategy to lower food import costs.

  • High food prices make oil sheikhs turn to farming
    • Economic Times
    • 02 Jun 2008

    To break the runaway inflation that is fuelled by high food costs, Gulf rulers have a new strategy: they are buying unused agricultural land in poor countries like Pakistan, Thailand and Sudan, and becoming large-scale farmers.

  • Pakistan farm sector eyes major share of GCC's $200b food imports
    • Pakistan Investment Division & Board of Investment Media Release
    • 20 May 2008

    Pakistan’s agriculture sector has the potential to cater to the food requirements of the GCC region, which spends over $200 billion on farm imports.

  • Pakistani farm talks are murky
    • The National
    • 13 May 2008

    Talks aimed at acquiring large agricultural plots of land in Pakistan were not expected to yield results any time soon, a senior Pakistani government official has said.

  • UAE investors buy Pakistan farmland
    • Financial Times
    • 11 May 2008

    Dubai-based Abraaj Capital, one of the Middle East’s largest private equity companies, has been quietly buying farmland in Pakistan as part of plans by the United Arab Emirates to increase food security and to damp inflation.

  • UAE may buy Pakistan farms
    • The National
    • 06 May 2008

    Inflation and the spectre of long-term food shortages have prompted the UAE Government to consider a new strategic investment – the purchase of large-scale farms in Pakistan and other countries.

  • Over $3bn committed to Pakistan agri and dairy sector
    • AME info
    • 05 May 2008

    MAP Services Group announced the setup of a Middle East Food Fund in partnership with various Gulf partners to act as a food production basket serving the region. The fund will invest in the agriculture sector in Pakistan, Egypt and Georgia for food and food-related products to be produced for the Gulf region.

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