• A vendre : pays pauvres
    • Le Nouvel Observateur
    • 23 Dec 2008

    Le Cambodge a annoncé qu’il devrait avoir signé d’ici à mi- 2009 et que les accords concerneraient 2,5 millions d’hectares (l’équivalent de la Bretagne). Notons que le pays continue de recevoir une aide d’urgence du Programme alimentaire mondial, ce qui permet de douter de sa capacité à nourrir à la fois sa population et celle du Golfe…

  • Insecurity drives farm purchases abroad
    • The Christian Science Monitor
    • 22 Dec 2008

    Land acquisitions abroad are the only viable response, Mohammed Raouf, program manager of environment research at the Gulf Research Center, and others say.

  • Foreign countries scramble for agricultural land in quest for food
    • The Phnom Penh Post
    • 27 Nov 2008

    The food crisis this year generated unprecedented interest in Cambodian agricultural land, and governments are scrambling for access to the country's vast food-growing potential.

  • Cambodia holds land deal talks
    • Financial Times
    • 20 Nov 2008

    Cambodia is in talks with several Asian and Middle Eastern governments to receive as much as $3bn in agricultural investment in return for millions of hectares in land concessions, according to a senior government official.

  • South Korea's Daewoo to grow corn in Madagascar
    • Reuters
    • 18 Nov 2008

    South Korea's Daewoo Logistics will plant corn in Madagascar, a company official said on Tuesday, with a long-term aim to replace more than half the corn it currently imports from mostly the United States.

  • Booming Gulf looks overseas for agriculture needs
    • Associated Press
    • 16 Nov 2008

    Gulf nations now are quietly scouring the globe for rich farmland to rent or buy outright.

  • Cambodia - Socfin-KCD contract on rubber plantation
    • FIDH
    • 08 Oct 2008

    Contract on the investment of rubber and agro-industry plantation between the Govt of Cambodia and KCD (SOCFIN) of 8 October 2008

  • Gulf states covet Asian farms
    • Asia Times
    • 26 Sep 2008

    Once committed largely to perceived safe-haven investments in the United States, Gulf nations are now looking to send their petrodollar surpluses towards a more exotic global destination: Southeast Asian farmland.

  • Qatar, Vietnam set up US$1b fund, eye agriculture, paper
    • Intellasia / Reuters
    • 04 Sep 2008

    8Natural gas exporter Qatar and Vietnam have set up a US$1 billion fund to invest in sectors including agriculture. Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority will provide 90% of the fund's equity, Gulf Times reported, citing Phung The Long, Vietnam's Ambassador to Doha. "We have exchange ideas about setting up an animal farm for breeding cattle and lambs," The Long said.

  • Kuwait thrashes out farming deal
    • Myanmar Times
    • 01 Sep 2008

    A Kuwaiti delegation last week met with the Myanmar cabinet and industry officials to discuss investment in the agricultural sector.

  • Korea Looks Abroad for Grain
    • Chosun Libo
    • 29 Aug 2008

    It is becoming harder for Koreans to buy grain, regardless of price. That is why the government is hurrying to cultivate overseas crops and to secure stable import sources.

  • Alimentation: Ruée vers les terres agricoles
    • Le Journal du Dimanche
    • 26 Aug 2008

    L'Etat cède 880000 hectares de terre arable pour 670 millions d'euros. Publiée mi-août par le Financial Times, l'annonce du gouvernement soudanais n'est plus vraiment une nouveauté. Comme d'autres avant lui, le pays est prêt à céder un territoire presque aussi grand que l'Ile-de-France à des investisseurs étrangers trop contents de s'exécuter.

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