At a meeting between Hainan International Group and Sierra Leone's Minister of Agriculture, Joseph Ndanema, Hainan International agreed to plant 35,000 hectares of rice out of which the Group will start planting 5,000 hectares for the first phase.
JBA Holdings, a joint venture involving Heilongjiang Agriculture Co. and Joyvio Group, will invest $100 million in a soybean crusher and grain port in Russia, and will lease 100,000 ha to grow wheat, corn and soybeans.
Russia has made 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land available to foreign investors. Far East Investment and Export Agency said that several Chinese companies had already expressed an interest in the deal. But analysts are sceptical about the quality of the plots on offer.
Two organisations expressed concern over land in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia after Hengfu, sugar company based in China, in 2011 and 2016 granted Economic Land Concessions of more than 42,000 hecatres by the Cambodian government.
Two global movements supporting Indigenous Kuoy communities in Cambodia submit a petition to embassies of China and Cambodia calling for the pullout and accountability of Chinese state-owned enterprise Guangdong Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co., Ltd.