• Gulf states continue quest for foreign land
    • Reuters
    • 17 Jul 2009

    "We have no choice but to continue leasing and buying land," said Abdullah Al Obaid, head of the strategy unit at the Ministry of Agriculture in Saudi Arabia.

  • Existing laws seen adequate to prevent foreign exploitation
    • Bangkok Post
    • 13 Jul 2009

    Nigeria allows foreigners -- like Thailand's Riceland International Co -- to lease land for growing rice and to run rice-related businesses including milling and processing.

  • Thailand: Fields of battle
    • Bangkok Post
    • 13 Jul 2009

    Global food supply concerns have revived fears of foreigners seeking to do farming in Thailand. Some farmers worry they could end up being little more than serfs.

  • Saudi firm to invest $3 bln in Turkey farms
    • Reuters
    • 10 Jul 2009

    Private Saudi firm Planet Food World (PFWC) will invest around $3 billion in agriculture in Turkey over the next five years to export food products to the Gulf region, the head of its Turkish unit said.

  • Thailand keen on investment from Qatar: Visiting minister
    • The Peninsula
    • 06 Jul 2009

    Thailand is keen on reaching bilateral agreements with Qatar on various economic investments from agriculture particularly on food, oil and gas and tourism sectors, visiting Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said yesterday.

  • Business council set to boost Thai investments
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 06 Jul 2009

    "We believe there are many opportunities for investment in Thailand and Philippines and for both countries in Bahrain," a Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry representative said. "Food security is one area we are trying to emphasise. We had discussions in planting and growing bananas and rice in both countries."

  • Land for farming on sale
    • The Star
    • 30 Jun 2009

    Will Malaysia be emulating other nations by looking abroad to plant staple crops like rice, or rear cows, goats, chicken and fish to secure a sustainable food supply?

  • Eastern promise!
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 25 Jun 2009

    Undeterred by recent debates, a Bahrain scouting mission left for a week-long trip to the Philippines and Thailand yesterday, where it hopes to secure fruit and vegetable plantations.

  • Our fear of the foreigner on the farm
    • Bangkok Post
    • 25 Jun 2009

    Amid fears of land-grabbing foreigners, Thailand's Democrat government is all set to give local landlords a big bonanza.

  • Foreign farm bar to stay
    • Bangkok Post
    • 24 Jun 2009

    "According to our laws and our policy, foreigners or foreign companies are not allowed to rent or buy land to grow rice or any kind of food, including raising livestock, in Thailand," Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday.

  • Thailand says no to farm investment by foreigners
    • Reuters
    • 23 Jun 2009

    The issue of farmland investments is expected to be raised in the first ministerial meeting between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on June 29-30 in Manama.

  • Bahrain Bank, CP to form strategic alliance for agro-industrial
    • The Nation
    • 23 Jun 2009

    Eam Ngamdamronk, vice chairman of CP Group, said it was a flexible agreement in which investment could be made in Bahrain, Thailand and also in third countries.

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