Gulf Cooperation Council food security: balancing the equation
    "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
    • Nature
    • 25 Apr 2010
    Kuwait hunts for agro-food investments in Turkey
    Kuwaiti firms and other Gulf Cooperation Council members are looking to invest in agriculture and food in Turkey, and could sign a number of contacts this year, the head of Turkey's investment agency said on Sunday.
    • Reuters
    • 08 Mar 2010
    Erdogan urges Saudis to invest in Turkey
    The Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors said that Saudi businesspeople were keen to invest in Turkey, particularly in agriculture. “The Kingdom has a huge program involving billions of riyals for agricultural investment in countries with fertile soil and plentiful water.”
    • Saudi Gazette
    • 20 Jan 2010
    'For sale' sign on farm productivity questioned
    “At this point, Turkey cannot even produce enough food for itself. Why should it even think about renting its own land?” says Abdullah Aysu, a spokesman for the Initiative for the Confederation of Farmers’ Unions
    • The Hürriyet
    • 17 Jan 2010
    From the Bosphorus: Straight - A proposal to be stewed, roasted, baked or boiled
    This proposal smacks of the 18th and 19th century capitalizations of the Ottoman government that made Turkey a vassal of European powers. Thanks Mr. Korkmaz. But no thanks.
    • Hurriyet
    • 04 Jan 2010
    Turkey to hire lands to foreign funds
    Turkey has been in talks for the past year with “three big international funds” in order to hire out agricultural lands. One of the deals will be announced very soon, the country's investment promotion agency says.
    • Hurriyet
    • 03 Jan 2010
    Qatari firm seeks to bring welfare, profit sharing to agriculture ventures
    Qatar has embarked on a food-security programme to make it more self-sufficient and help the communities around its farmland projects in developing countries.
    • The National
    • 12 Dec 2009
    Food poor and oil rich: Quelling Qatar's appetite
    Hassad Food plans to invest all over the world. “Latin America, Asia, you name it,” says Al Hajri, “Where we invest, we make profit. If Qatar is in need of that production, Hassad has the pleasure to sell to Qatar at no special rate.”
    • Qatar Today
    • 06 Dec 2009
    Mineks again securing Arab funds to plow Turkish fields
    Mineks has withdrawn from Vision3, the strategic alliance between three major Gulf banks to bring a $9 billion investment trust to Turkey, particularly in the Southeastern Anatolia Project, which hit the rocks when the banks were affected by the continued spiral of the financial crisis.
    • Today's Zaman
    • 03 Dec 2009
    Al Salam to set up $100m agri investment firm
    Al Salam Bank has announced plans to launch a new $100 million agricultural investment company in Bahrain which will focus on east Asia and Turkey.
    • Trade Arabia
    • 15 Nov 2009
    Saudi Arabia, Turkey to map out cooperation
    Saudi Arabia and Turkey will hold talks to map out a future strategy for cooperation in the agriculture sector on Tuesday. The talks, to be held within the framework of a major initiative launched by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to ensure food security, will be led by Minister of Agriculture Fahd Balghunaim, while Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Mehdi Eker will attend from the Turkish side.
    • Arab News
    • 27 Oct 2009
    Kingdom, Turkey to map out cooperation
    Saudi Arabia and Turkey will hold talks to map out a future strategy for cooperation in the agriculture sector on Tuesday.
    • Arab News
    • 27 Oct 2009
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