• Les terres québécoises attirent les Chinois
    • Radio Canada
    • 11 Mar 2010

    Plusieurs pays avec une forte croissance démographique cherchent à acquérir des terres agricoles hors de leurs frontières, avec en toile de fond la crise alimentaire. Cette quête conduit notamment des entreprises chinoises à s'intéresser à des terres arables au Québec.

  • Abu Dhabi and Alberta sign strategic economic co-operation
    • Emirates News Agency
    • 20 Jan 2010

    This three years memorandum is not only setting a framework of cooperation but it includes some specific steps such as mutual beneficial arrangements in the agricultural sector (e.g. investment and provision of grain, development of a grain terminal)

  • How best to invest in agriculture: Discussion with Ravi Sood
    • Globe and Mail
    • 11 Jan 2010

    Lawrence Asset Management's Ravi Sood suggests investing in food production in low-cost areas that are water-rich – Brazil, tropical Africa, Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Former PM backs plans for Canada's 'largest' farm
    • Agrimoney
    • 23 Dec 2009

    A fund founded by former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin has put its money behind a venture aimed at becoming the country's largest farm, aiming to farm at least 50,000 acres within its first year.

  • Healthy balance at stake in plans for food security
    • The National
    • 25 Oct 2009

    UAE foreign investment in food production have so far focused on leasing Pakistan and Sudan’s agricultural land, with new prospects in Cambodian rice, Canadian wheat and Australian beef. Alongside the strategic deals at the national level, private investment has followed which should open new channels of trade, for example, Al Qudra Holding has plans to grow grain and vegetables in Vietnam and Croatia as well as Pakistan.

  • Foreigners own more US farmland
    • Delta Farm Press
    • 09 Oct 2009

    Foreigners have an interest (partial or total ownership) in 1.6 percent of all privately held US agricultural land, a 1.4 million acre increase from 2007.

  • Québec : Des investisseurs chinois lorgnent des terres agricoles
    • Argent
    • 25 Sep 2009

    Des investisseurs chinois lorgnent des terres dans la région de Saint-Hyacinthe.

  • Wealth manager - What about buying up the farm?
    • Reuters
    • 23 Sep 2009

    The model of owning farmland and operating it suits long-term, low-risk investors, with most investments so far being from institutions. The downside is that farmland investments provide little chance of a quick exit, unlike more liquid holdings.

  • Trinorth acquires Unilever's palm oil plantations in DRC
    • Press release
    • 03 Sep 2009

    Canadian investor acquires 100,000 hectare plantation in DRC as part of its investment in farmland and large-scale food crop production in Africa.

  • Qui nourrira les Québécois ?
    • Les Affaires
    • 01 Sep 2009

    Les terres agricoles québécoises sont déjà dévorées par des autoroutes, des mégacentres commerciaux, des développements immobiliers et des terrains de golf... Maintenant, ce sont les Chinois qui veulent les acheter !

  • Des terres convoitées par les Américains
    • Radio Canada
    • 19 Aug 2009

    Une filiale américaine de la Financière Manuvie qui a récemment fait une percée au Québec en achetant des terres agricoles totalisant 450 hectares dans les Bois-Francs affirme qu'elle est venue au Canada avec la ferme intention d'y rester et d'y prendre de l'expansion.

  • Cheap Canadian farmland lures foreign buyers
    • Mail and Globe
    • 19 Aug 2009

    Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, a Boston-based unit of Toronto's Manulife Financial Corp., decided its first Canadian purchase would be an 1,100-acre (450-hectare) patch of land that it called "one of the most highly productive properties in the industry." The company will not disclose how much it paid, or even the exact location of the farm. But president Jeff Conrad said the company is in Canada to stay, and the fund plans to seek more land.

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