• Thai govt: Foreigners can't farm here
    • Bangkok Post
    • 22 Jun 2009

    Thailand's Ministry of Commerce says the law is quite clear -- foreign developers cannot invest in the country's agricultural sector, especially the farm sector.

  • Farm sector: 'Reject mideast overtures'
    • The Nation
    • 22 Jun 2009

    Thai rice farmers and exporters strongly oppose the Gulf Cooperation Council's interest in investing in the Thai farming sector

  • Al Salam Bank ventures into farming business
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 22 Jun 2009

    Al Salam and CP Group will jointly identify suitable agribusiness ventures that will generate attractive risk-adjusted returns while playing a proactive role in addressing food security in the region.

  • Bahrain's Al Salam, Charoen to invest in agcltr
    • Reuters
    • 21 Jun 2009

    Bahrain-based Islamic bank Al Salam said on Sunday it has signed an agreement with Thailand's agriculture and food company Charoen Pokphand Foods to jointly invest in agricultural businesses.

  • Thai sugar grower gets 10,000 hectare land concession
    • Vietiane Times
    • 11 Jun 2009

    The Government of Laos has granted a major Thai investor a 10,000 ha concession in two central provinces of Laos to grow sugarcane.

  • Gulf states show interest in Thai farms
    • Reuters
    • 08 Jun 2009

    A number of Gulf states have expressed interest in livestock and rice farming in Thailand to secure food supplies, a Thai official said on Monday. "The countries involved could be Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar or the UAE," he added.

  • Thai, UAE talks to set up livestock farms
    • Emirates Business 24/7
    • 04 Jun 2009

    The UAE Government is holding talks with Thailand about plans to develop huge livestock farms in the Southeast Asian country.

  • Saudi Arabia looks to foreign farmlands to feed itself
    • Dawn
    • 26 Apr 2009

    The issue of food security is getting higher on Riyadh’s priority list.

  • Life is slowly draining from the farms
    • Bangkok Post
    • 22 Apr 2009

    In 2006, Thailand had about 25 million farmers, who accounted for 40% of the population. The number is likely fall to 37% of the population by 2013. The government must act to reverse the trend, otherwise investors could rent or buy land from farmers to invest in large-scale farming, agricultural processing plants and hiring local people.

  • Africa beckons for rice firms
    • Bangkok Post
    • 16 Apr 2009

    The region continues to have great market potential as a number of Thai rice companies have offices there and some have been approached by local governments to invest there in milling, processing and even growing rice.

  • Thais eye Nigerian rice plantations
    • The Nation
    • 01 Apr 2009

    Capital Rice and Asia Golden Rice, both in Thailand, recently formed a business alliance with the Stallion Group, Nigeria's largest conglomerate, to supply rice to this major African market. The next step is to export rice-planting know-how and invest in Nigerian farmland.

  • No matter how bad things get, people still need to eat
    • The Economist
    • 18 Mar 2009

    A conference for fund managers tied to agriculture held annually in Sydney by Austock, an Australian broker, attracted a few dozen contrarian souls three years ago. This year’s event, which began on March 16th, had to be restricted to several hundred ticket-holders, with many others turned away.

  • Women living near the #Socapalm oil palm plantation in Edéa, Cameroon, are struggling for their land, autonomy and livelihoods. Please read their account and sign in support before 15 December: https://forms.gle/gBKbFCv2Bizzpfbt7
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