While Qatar has adopted a more indirect approach to its foreign agricultural investment and increased domestic production of some food products, it is unlikely that it will be able to significantly reduce its dependence on foreign food supplies in the long term.
Hassad Foods has signed an MoU with the Rwanda Development Board to commence cooperation between the two sides, and explore possible investment opportunities, notably at the 15,000 ha Gabiro Agro-processing Farm.
Qatar's Hassad Foods continues the strategic repositioning of its Australian agricultural investments, securing an agreement to transfer its agricultural portfolio to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
Ahmet Hasan, the general manager of Royal Link, which manages the investments of Qatar Holding, says they have acquired a huge tract of land for the production of dried fruit and several Qatari companies have acquired other large areas of farmland.
El Registro de Propiedad Inmueble de la Provincia de Río Negro tiene un plazo de 10 días para informar sobre la veracidad o no de la adquisición de 28.000 hectáreas en la zona cordillerana de la provincia por parte del Emir de Qatar, Hamad bin Jalifa Al Thani.
The Weekly Times has compiled a list of more than 900 properties, and their owners, who range from family farms to domestic and international corporate and investment institutions. The result? The big are getting bigger.