• Land, crop conversions opposed by rice farmers
    • Manila Bulletin
    • 24 Dec 2009

    Militant farmers belonging to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) are completely disgusted by the failure of government to stop land and crop conversions.

  • Philippines: Mideast farm firms eye investment tie-up here
    • Business Mirror
    • 14 Dec 2009

    No less than 4,000 hectares in the Davao region have been identified by Middle Eastern-based companies to grow their products.

  • Qatari firm seeks to bring welfare, profit sharing to agriculture ventures
    • The National
    • 12 Dec 2009

    Qatar has embarked on a food-security programme to make it more self-sufficient and help the communities around its farmland projects in developing countries.

  • Korea’s overseas development backfires
    • Korea Times
    • 04 Dec 2009

    That Korea is no longer "importing" this food that is being grown overseas implies that this land is effectively Korean. This amounts to agricultural imperialism.

  • Alimentos: el mercado falló
    • La Jornada
    • 01 Dec 2009

    Los grandes "acaparamientos de tierras" en África y Asia también son signos de desconfianza en los mercados mundiales. Algunos importadores con recursos –como Arabia Saudita, Kuwait, China y Corea del Sur– han optado por cultivar alimentos en tierras que poseen o controlan en el extranjero en vez de importarlos mediante el comercio internacional. Estos países han cerrado contratos para comprar o arrendar unos 20 millones de hectáreas de la mejor tierra agrícola en países pobres.

  • Arabian sheik to invest in Sarangani
    • Manila Times
    • 26 Nov 2009

    Tadco has visited the Kalumbarak Skyline Village in Malungon town, Philippines, with the intention of putting up a multimillion dollar worth agricultural investment.

  • RP eyes agribusiness investments from Middle East
    • Philippine Daily Inquirer
    • 25 Nov 2009

    A delegation from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce will be in Manila on Friday and Saturday for a briefing on potential food production investment sites in the Philippines.

  • Korea seeks cheap land overseas to grow food
    • Joong Ang Daily
    • 16 Nov 2009

    Local provincial governments are working hard to develop farmland in other countries -- Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Paraguay, Uruguay -- because it’s cheaper than relying on imports

  • Land grabbing: the losers in the "win-win" situation
    • This is Diversity
    • 16 Nov 2009

    Four months ago I travelled to the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines to research agriculture's new land grab phenomenon as part of my postgraduate research. I expected my findings to be a blend of arguments from both sides of the debate. However, I concluded that there was a strong case to be made against the proposition of a "win-win" situation for every stakeholder.

  • Acaparamiento de tierras, un nuevo expolio africano
    • Rebelion
    • 07 Nov 2009

    Ama Biney escribe para Pambazuka News sobre la nueva avalancha de acaparamientos de tierras en África por parte de gobiernos extranjeros e inversores privados, movidos por el temor a una escasez mundial de alimentos provocada por el cambio climático y a una volatilidad en los precios de éstos en el mercado internacional

  • USDA mission eyes $330-M business deals in Luzon
    • Business Mirror
    • 28 Oct 2009

    A US Department of Agriculture-led investment scanning of potential business matches in the Philippines has identified $330 million worth of prospects in agriculture, with large tracts of land offered along the pattern provided to Saudi Arabian business groups

  • DA earmarks P40B for support services
    • Philippine Daily Inquirer
    • 25 Oct 2009

    Many foreign companies are now positioning for investments in the Philippines such as the Far East Agriculture Corp., a consortium of at least 10 agribusiness companies from Saudi Arabia. Next month, these companies are expected go back to the Philippines for site selection in areas of rice, corn, poultry and livestock production.

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