Food: The big fright

Qatar pursuing a "shared-benefits model" that meets the needs of investors and local communities in currently cultivated land areas where the yield gaps are large.

Arab farm investment push

Former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, is leading a push to get Arabs to invest in Australian farmland as part of a long term food security strategy for oil-rich Gulf States

Gulf Arab governments tackle higher food prices

Countries in north Africa and the Middle East are urgently seeking ways to soften the blow of surging food prices for their citizens, alarmed by protests against authoritarian rulers from Algeria to Yemen.