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.

Petition against land lease disposed of

The chief justice of Lahore's High Court directed the Ministry of Food and Agriculture that no land would be sold or leased out to any foreign country without prior intimation to this court.

Dar won't host major conference

An Afro-Arab agriculture conference on farm investment, which was to take place in Zanzibar, has been cancelled due to the Tanzanian governmnt's 11th hour refusal to host it.

Pakistan: Leasing land

There are better means to meet the food needs of the Saudis than to lease thm land that belongs to the state and the people of Pakistan

Food quest

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has launched a venture aiming to invest in food production worldwide focusing on the acquisition and development of existing agribusiness companies rather than the lease of large tracts of farmland.