• Argentina: The investment case for farmland in a turbulent world
      • Valoral
      • 27 April 2024

      Valoral Advisors, an international investment advisory firm specializing in food and agriculture, and El Renuevo, a farm management company in Argentina, are joining forces to suppport foreign investors interested in exploring and investing in farmland opportunities in the country.

    • Uganda: Govt cancels land title for 7,530 hectares in Agago
      • Monitor
      • 26 April 2024

      The cancellation of the title followed a public outcry that it was illegally issued to two individuals, as well as another suspension of a 2,300 ha land title in the same district that had been claimed by Terra Agri Solutions Ltd for a commercial farm.

    • Vietnamese firm mulls multimillion-dollar agri-investment in Cambodia
      • Khmer Times
      • 25 April 2024

      The Vietnamese conglomerate’s regional expansion will include 11,600 hectares dedicated to intensive banana production across the four new farms, two of which will be in Cambodia.

    • Ukraine's farm minister tenders resignation over corruption allegations
      • Reuters
      • 25 April 2024

      Under the alleged scheme, the land worth over US$7 million was illegally taken from two state firms and transferred to war veterans on the condition they lease it to some private firms, prosecutors said.

    • Sujimoto partners Plateau State to combat food insecurity with 30,000 hectares of rice farm
      • Guardian
      • 24 April 2024

      Sujimoto Group, a leading Nigerian real estate developer, has joined forces with Nigeria's Plateau State to launch an ambitious agricultural project, the Sujimoto Rice Farm Estate.

    • Iran eyes extraterritorial cultivation on 2m hectares of land overseas
      • Tehran Times
      • 24 April 2024

      Iran's seventh development plan calls for extra-territorial cultivation of food crops this year on 400,000 ha in Iraq, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Africa and Latin America.

    • Iowa tightens foreign-owned land law, but misses farmers' main concern: access to land
      • Des Moines Register
      • 23 April 2024

      Some Iowans believe the greater threat to US farmland is not China but big-money investors — from capital investment funds to tech billionaires, sports celebrities and churches — that are pushing ownership out of reach of Iowa farmers.

    • Philippines: Metro Pacific eyeing more agri investments
      • Manila Times
      • 22 April 2024

      The group, which has a dairy joint venture with Israel's LR Group, says it intends to increase its dairy capacity and invest in a 3,000-hectare property in Mindoro to "plant corn for cows" and for other purposes.

    • HAGL raises $51mln from private placement
      • VNN
      • 22 April 2024

      With the new injection of funds, HAGL intends to expand its total plantation area to 25,000 hectares for bananas, durian and other economically valuable crops across Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia.

    • Colonialism revamped in the Democratic Republic of Congo
      • African Arguments
      • 21 April 2024

      Lord Leverhulme’s 1911 concession in the Congo, is now held by an African-run New York-based private equity firm with strong links to global philanthropy.

    • Pakistan sweetens terms to lure Saudi investment
      • Tribune
      • 20 April 2024

      Pakistan has offered Saudi Arabia a cattle farm in Punjab for 30,000 animals and 50,000 acres of land on lease for corporate farming, with reports that a deal with the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) could be signed next week when Pakistan's PM visits the Kingdom The government has indicated a 22% return on the investment in corporate farming with a payback period of only six years, said the sources. The sources said that due to the lack of availability of water corporate farming cannot begin for at least one and a half years.

    • PSP Investments adds 8,000ha farmland to Australian agriculture portfolio
      • IPE Real Assets
      • 18 April 2024

      Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), the largest foreign institutional investor in Australian agriculture, has acquired more than 8,000 hectares of farmland in New South Wales from Duxton Farms for A$70m.

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