Sudan arable land attracting Arab, Asian investors

"I think it is not right to sell or give your land to foreigners... until you have exhausted every local possibility," said Osama Daoud, chief executive of the Sudanese DAL group which runs large agricultural projects.

Sudán, ¿el futuro granero de Oriente Medio?

Inversores árabes y asiáticos buscan tomar el control de amplias extensiones de tierras fértiles en Sudán, el país más grande de África, que quiere convertirse en el granero de Oriente Medio, aunque para ello deberá modernizar primero su agricultura.

Emir launches Qatar project on food security

Meanwhile, the government is planning to launch an initial public offering for the shares of Hassad Food, the strategic food investment arm of Qatar Investment Authority, in order to list it on the local bourse, according to Doha-based Al Arab daily.

UAE firm to lease farmland in Iraq - official

"Agriculture companies from Germany and the United States have also shown interest in developing a project in Iraq, but nothing is final yet," said Sami R Al Araji, the chairman of Iraq's National Investment Commission

Hassad Food plans $68m poultry project

The firm also aims to conclude as many as six deals by year end, including in Latin America and is scouting Africa to set up joint ventures or buy firms to develop land.

Visiting Sudan official hails Qatar’s support

During his current visit to Qatar, Dr Ismail is scheduled to brief the Qatari officials on a number of projects on food security and agricultural, which would, involve the two countries and ensure food security for both of them with the possibility of overseas export to fill the food shortages afflicting the Arab region and abroad.

China may sponsor Lamu Port

No deal was ever secured with Qatar, and China is now being eyed as a more appropriate suitor for the project.