Saudis plan to grow crops overseas
      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.
      • Financial Times
      • 13 June 2008
      Countries Are Renting Farmland Abroad
      As food crisis worsens, some nations are desperate for arable land
      • US News and World Report
      • 12 June 2008
      Ukraine capitalizing on food crisis
      The expectation in Ukraine is that billions of dollars of fresh investment and agriculture reforms, namely sanctioning of agriculture land sales, could double or triple domestic grain production to 100-150 million tons levels in the long term.
      • Kyiv Post
      • 12 June 2008
      Bahrain eyes farmland in Philippines
      Bahrain wants to invest in rice farmland in the Philippines, the world's top importer of the grain, in a move to boost food security as global food supplies become increasingly expensive, traders said on Wednesday.
      • Reuters
      • 11 June 2008
      The Zambezi Valley: China’s First Agricultural Colony?
      China’s search for new land has led Beijing to aggressively seek large land leases in Mozambique over the past two years, particularly in its most fertile areas, such as the Zambezi valley in the north and the Limpopo valley in the south.
      • Online Africa Policy Forum
      • 08 June 2008
      UAE may invest US$500m in Pakistan farms
      The Government is considering the purchase of farmland worth US$500 million (Dh1.8 billion) in Pakistan as part of a strategy to lower food import costs.
      • The National
      • 08 June 2008
      Australia Welcomes Korean Investment in Agriculture
      "If Korea wants to invest in agriculture, Australia is open for business," Australian Ambassador to Seoul Peter Rowe said in a recent interview with The Korea Times.
      • Korea Times
      • 08 June 2008
      Agricultural investment
      Agacpita President Steven Johnston explains the philosophy of investing in farmland
      • Real Investments Television
      • 06 June 2008
      Food Is Gold, So Billions Invested in Farming
      Huge investment funds have already poured hundreds of billions of dollars into booming financial markets for commodities like wheat, corn and soybeans. But a few big private investors are starting to make bolder and longer-term bets that the world’s need for food will greatly increase — by buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators and shipping equipment.
      • New York Times
      • 05 June 2008
      Nationalistic capitalism and the food crisis
      One would expect China to add food crops, or farm land, into its growing number of arrangements with African nations, which could explain part of China’s support for Robert Mugabe in that potential breadbasket, Zimbabwe (one report states that China has already received rights to farm 250,000 acres, or 1,000 square kilometres, of corn in southern Zimbabwe).
      • China Dialogue
      • 03 June 2008
      Thailand promises more rice for Bahrain
      Bahrain is inviting private companies to set up joint ventures to invest in farmland in Thailand.
      • Trade Arabia
      • 03 June 2008
      High food prices make oil sheikhs turn to farming
      To break the runaway inflation that is fuelled by high food costs, Gulf rulers have a new strategy: they are buying unused agricultural land in poor countries like Pakistan, Thailand and Sudan, and becoming large-scale farmers.
      • Economic Times
      • 02 June 2008
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