BD2.26bn deal to bolster links
    Bahrain and Turkish trade links took a step closer yesterday with the signing of an agreement for an agricultural project initially worth $0.5bn (BD189 million), rising to $3bn (BD1.13bn) and eventually $6bn (BD2.26bn), said Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro at the signing ceremony.
    • Gulf News Daily
    • 16 Apr 2009
    Two Saudi firms eye agribusiness investment abroad
    Two listed Saudi companies plan to invest in either farming or agri-business abroad under a state-sponsored plan to ensure steady food supplies.
    • Reuters
    • 15 Mar 2009
    Saudi's Hadco Eyes Sudan, Turkey in Food Security Push
    Saudi Arabia's Hail Agricultural Development Co (Hadco) said on Monday it would look at investing in Turkey and Kazakhstan after moving into Sudan under a government plan to ensure steady food imports.
    • Reuters
    • 17 Feb 2009
    Saudi Gets First Rice Produced by Locals Abroad
    Saudi Arabia, one of the world's biggest rice importers, has received the first batch of rice to be produced abroad by local investors, state news agency SPA reported on Monday.
    • Reuters
    • 27 Jan 2009
    Turkey can attract $9b in Gulf Arab funding
    Turkey can attract up to $9 billion funds from Gulf Arab funds, mainly in food and agriculture, the head of the Turkish Investment Support and Promotion Agency said on Monday. "We are working on a big project for the southeastern Anatolia region."
    • Reuters
    • 25 Jan 2009
    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives Minister of Commerce and Industry
    King Abdullah received today Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce and Industry accompanied by two Saudi businessmen Mohammad Hussein Al-Amoudi and Abdullah Hassan Al-Masri on the occasion of the arrival of the earliest produce of their rice to the Kingdom.
    • S.Arabia MoFA
    • 25 Jan 2009
    Vision 3 Alliance holds inaugural board meeting
    Vision 3, an alliance formed by Gulf Finance House, Ithmaar Bank and Abu Dhabi Investment House, announced the make up of its board at its inaugural meeting yesterday.
    • Arab News
    • 09 Jan 2009
    3 Gulf firms sign major farm deal with Turkey
    Vision3, an alliance of three major Gulf financial institutions, has signed a landmark deal with Turkey paving the way for nearly $9 billion investment in Turkey’s agricultural sector.
    • Arab News
    • 02 Nov 2008
    Turkey: International cooperation necessary to boost agricultural productivity
    The deputy leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) Turkey has stated that Turkey possesses some great advantages in agriculture, despite the major problems that remain in place in the sector, but emphasized that it is a mistake to sell agricultural land to foreigners.
    • 06 Oct 2008
    Riyadh outsources wheat industry
    Arabia is phasing out its domestic wheat growers and seeking to shift production overseas.
    • Middle East Business Intelligence
    • 03 Oct 2008
    The food shortage tsunami
    Pakistan’s minister for privatization and investment, at a recently held forum in Dubai, announced that Pakistan was willing to provide land with 100 per cent ownership rights and that the buyers would be free in importing the agri-produce to their country as well.
    • The Weekly Pulse
    • 11 Sep 2008
    The New Prospectors: Arab Countries Look Overseas for Food Security
    The rulers in the Persian Gulf are looking at other ways of ensuring food security. Rather than rely on the vagaries of the market and unstable import sources, countries across the GCC, through sovereign wealth funds and development agencies, are seeking to buy up the means of production itself.
    • World Politics review
    • 02 Sep 2008
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