• TCC gives farmers 2 years to quit land
    • Bangkok Post
    • 30 Sep 2009

    The TCC Group's move to terminate the farmers' leases comes amid increased concerns that foreign firms are taking a controlling interest in rice farms in Thailand's central provinces.

  • Thailand’s bloom fades for investors from Gulf
    • The National
    • 23 Sep 2009

    Bangkok was wary of GCC efforts to ensure its food supplies by purchasing rice growing lands, and now political instability is chilling the investment climate. Tom Spender reports

  • Farmlands plan faces new blow
    • Gulf Daily News
    • 06 Sep 2009

    Bahrain and other Gulf countries' plan to buy agricultural land in Thailand to bolster their food supplies could be thwarted, it has emerged.

  • Thais to weed out farm investment
    • The National
    • 03 Sep 2009

    Gulf investors may be forced to reconsider plans to acquire agricultural land in Thailand following moves there that could curb foreign investment in the sector.

  • New Thai laws to 'protect farms from Gulf buyers'
    • Reuters
    • 03 Sep 2009

    Thailand, the world's biggest rice exporter, is cracking down on foreign ownership of its farmland following reports of rich Middle East food importers snapping up vast tracts of land in poorer countries.

  • The 'cursed career'
    • Bangkok Post
    • 31 Aug 2009

    Palong Piroomyu, a 52-year-old farmer from Bang Len in Nakhon Pathom province, is preparing to sell his portion of farmland to a Bangkok-based buyer. He's not concerned about who the buyers are or that some may even be quietly representing foreigners.

  • Farming and foreigners
    • Bangkok Post
    • 31 Aug 2009

    The Bangkok Post asked two prominent figures to discuss the pros and cons of foreign farmland ownership.

  • Terres arables : les étrangers en ligne de mire
    • Le Petit Journal
    • 25 Aug 2009

    Les étrangers volent-ils la terre des Thaïlandais ? Le débat enflamme l’ensemble de la presse locale. Malgré des lois strictes, qui font de la terre un bien national inaliénable, les fermiers thaïlandais s’estiment lésés.

  • Nominee ownership under watch
    • Bangkok Post
    • 25 Aug 2009

    Mr Patima, of Colliers International, said trying to block overseas investment in Thai agricultural land, especially from the Middle East where food supplies were scarce, was next to impossible

  • DSI to probe four firms over land grab claims
    • Bangkok Post
    • 23 Aug 2009

    The Department of Special Investigation will launch an inquiry into four Thai companies in Ayutthaya which own rice-farm plots of almost 10,000 rai. Transnational business consortiums are said to be buying the land through Thai nominees, which is against the law.

  • Laos govt to allow foreign investment in rice cultivation
    • Vientiane Times
    • 22 Aug 2009

    Lao Minister of Industry and Commerce confirms that his government is in negotiations with Thailand to join a rice land deal with Kuwait.

  • Thai govt finds foreigners buying farmland
    • Bangkok Post
    • 19 Aug 2009

    The Government of Thailand has uncovered evidence suggesting foreigners could have obtained illegal ownership of about 10,000 rai (1,600 ha) of farmland in the central region and employed farmers to grow crops there.

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