• Saudi setting up fund to buy agriculture land abroad
    • Zawya Dow Jones
    • 26 Aug 2008

    Oil-giant Saudi Arabia plans to set up a new investment fund to buy agricultural land overseas in an effort to meet rising food demand in the Middle East’s largest economy, a Saudi official said.

  • UAE to invest in Kazakh agriculture
    • Financial Times
    • 16 Jul 2008

    The United Arab Emirates is seeking to invest in agricultural projects in Kazakhstan as part of its efforts to secure food supplies.

  • Arabs diversifying overseas investment
    • Dawn
    • 23 Jun 2008

    Globalisation has taken yet another twist with some Middle Eastern countries deciding to grow their crops in other countries.

  • Gulf states seeking food security
    • Dawn
    • 23 Jun 2008

    The Dubai-based think-tank Gulf Research Centre, in its food inflation report released last month, noted that agriculture production in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) countries is on the decline, and its exposure to unstable global food supplies would increase in the future. It called on the GCC to develop links with countries rich in arable land.

  • Saudis plan to grow crops overseas
    • Financial Times
    • 13 Jun 2008

    Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to develop large-scale overseas agricultural projects to secure food supplies, revealing that Riyadh is in discussions with Ukraine, Pakistan, Sudan, Turkey and Egypt.

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