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Gulf Africa Strategy Forum 2009

The lack of systematic collection of data and categorising private and official investments from the Gulf has made it difficult to reach an accurate estimate of total investments, made so far.

Food: The big land sell-off

With vast tracts of land being sold in Madagascar, and Sudan and other African governments actively seeking investors in agricultural land, are we witnessing a neo-colonial land grab or will the investment result in greater food productivity to the long-term benefit of recipient nations?

Qatar-Lanka ties ‘set to get a boost’

Qatar could invest in Sri Lanks’s agricultural sector, Ambassador Vijayasiri Padukkag pointed out. In the Eastern province, he said, there was plenty of vacant arable land where farms can be established.

Qatar, Malaysia agree on joint investments

Qatar and Malaysia have agreed to look at the possibility of investing in Islamic countries, particularly in growing food. Malaysian Foreign Minister Dr Rais Yatim told Gulf Times that certain states in his country did have land for joint cultivation but “what we are encouraging is for the two countries to go, for example, to Indonesia, or to another (Muslim) country”.