Saudi private $533 mln agri-business firm eyes 2010 start
    A group of private Saudi investors said they plan to start a company with $533.3 million capital that will invest in farm projects mainly abroad. First projects may be with Ghana, Turkey and Kazakhstan.
    • Reuters
    • 09 Sep 2009
    Agricultural investment firm opened
    Saudi Arabia announces the launch of Agroinvest, which will focus on farm acquisitions abroad to grow wheat, rice, soybeans and other crops in Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Turkey
    • Arab News
    • 09 Sep 2009
    Foreign investors snap up African farmland
    Because of the political sensitivity of the modern-day land grab, it is often only the country's head of state who knows the details. Der Spiegel investigates.
    • Der Spiegel
    • 30 Jul 2009
    Saudi firm to invest $3 bln in Turkey farms
    Private Saudi firm Planet Food World (PFWC) will invest around $3 billion in agriculture in Turkey over the next five years to export food products to the Gulf region, the head of its Turkish unit said.
    • Reuters
    • 10 Jul 2009
    New asset classes for Islamic investments
    The water industry and agriculture are emerging as major new asset classes for Islamic financial institutions, especially in the field of sustainable investments.
    • MENAFN
    • 29 Jun 2009
    "Choose and take what you want"
    Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker says to Arab investors, "We have made maps of all our lands. Take and cultivate which you want."
    • TurkeyPress Scan
    • 13 Jun 2009
    Topraktan 20 milyar dolar çıkacak
    Suudi tarım şirketi Planet Food World, Türkiye'de 20 milyar dolar yatırımla 5 yılda 20 bin modüler organik çiftlik kuracak.
    • CBNC-e
    • 10 Jun 2009
    Turks veto farm plan for minefield
    Hostility to foreign investment in a sensitive border area has forced the Turkish government to shelve plans to turn a minefield along its frontier with Syria into organic farmland.
    • FT
    • 02 Jun 2009
    Riyadh paves way for foreign ventures
    Since details emerged of Saudi Arabia’s plans to ensure supplies of wheat, rice, corn, soya beans and alfalfa through overseas agricultural investments, officials have insisted that they intended the programme to be private-sector led.
    • FT
    • 24 May 2009
    Saudi Arabia looks to foreign farmlands to feed itself
    The issue of food security is getting higher on Riyadh’s priority list.
    • Dawn
    • 26 Apr 2009
    L'Arabie saoudite vise une autosuffisance alimentaire délocalisée
    En janvier, le premier riz “saoudien” produit à l’étranger a été présenté au roi Abdallah. Le consommateur saoudien ne goûte pas la différence. En dépit du renversement de conjoncture, il continue à payer son alimentation à un prix élevé, correspondant au niveau en vigueur pour les achats massifs effectués en 2008 afin de prévenir toute crise alimentaire.
    • Le Monde
    • 17 Apr 2009
    Vision3 signs Agriculture Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Turkey
    Vision3, the promoter of AgriCap, the investment vehicle conceived to invest in visionary initiatives across the agriculture sector in the greater MENA region announced today that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises (TIGEM), a Turkish governmental agency falling under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
    • Vision 3
    • 16 Apr 2009

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