Les pays du Golfe cherchent à stimuler la production alimentaire dans d'autres pays pour soutenir leurs populations croissantes.
Since GCC countries have the required financial capacity and advanced financial systems, they can benefit from investment opportunities in agricultural production in CIS, where Gulf funds may bring about significant changes in the production and trade in food commodities in global markets
The GCC states are rapidly pursuing contracts for the purchase of land from eastern Africa to Vietnam to guarantee ample food supplies
Leading Gulf economist Dr Eckart Woertz says plans by GCC states to buy farmland in Asian and African countries were not materialising despite announcements to the contrary.
- Arabian Business
28 Jun 2010
Study says creation of a farm fund is crucial for the success of Arab agricultural projects aimed at achieving self-sufficiency since most fertile countries in the region lack sufficient investments.
Indonesia aims to attract Gulf Arab investors to develop "sleeping land" says Agriculture Minister during meetings with businessmen in Riyadh.
Con una dozzina di grandi laghi, altrettanti corsi d’acqua principali e oltre 3,5 milioni di ettari di terra irrigata, l’Etiopia è il «sogno blu» per gli investitori dell’arido Golfo arabo.
GCC countries are doing the right thing by increasingly exploring investments in farmlands abroad, says Jasim Ali, Bahraini MP.
"A key obstacle to more transparent debate and informed decisions by governments and investors [involved in global land transactions] is the lack of science-based information," writes Surendra Shah in Nature magazine
Such huge transfers of agricultural power must surely come with consequences that are worthy of closer regulatory inspection.
The head of a 19-state African trading bloc has denied the Gulf’s policy of snapping up cheap farmland across the continent is tantamount to a ‘neo-colonialist’ land grab.
- Arabian Business
15 Apr 2010
Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet, current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, pledged to bolster Saudi-ASEAN cooperation in view of ASEAN's reliance on the Gulf states' oil and the Gulf states' need for overseas farmland for their own food security.