• Ukraine capitalizing on food crisis
      • Kyiv Post
      • 12 June 2008

      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.

    • Bahrain eyes farmland in Philippines
      • Reuters
      • 11 June 2008

      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.

    • The Zambezi Valley: China’s First Agricultural Colony?
      • Online Africa Policy Forum
      • 08 June 2008

      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.

    • UAE may invest US$500m in Pakistan farms
      • The National
      • 08 June 2008

      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.

    • Australia Welcomes Korean Investment in Agriculture
      • Korea Times
      • 08 June 2008

      "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.

    • Agricultural investment
      • Real Investments Television
      • 06 June 2008

      Agacpita President Steven Johnston explains the philosophy of investing in farmland

    • Food Is Gold, So Billions Invested in Farming
      • New York Times
      • 05 June 2008

      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.

    • Nationalistic capitalism and the food crisis
      • China Dialogue
      • 03 June 2008

      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).

    • Thailand promises more rice for Bahrain
      • Trade Arabia
      • 03 June 2008

      Bahrain is inviting private companies to set up joint ventures to invest in farmland in Thailand.

    • High food prices make oil sheikhs turn to farming
      • Economic Times
      • 02 June 2008

      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.

    • Bahrain seeks to secure foodstuff needs
      • BNA
      • 29 May 2008

      Bahrain Minister of Industry and Commerce Dr. Hassan bin Abdullah Fakhro pointed out today that an agreement was reached with officials in the Philippines to allocate large plots of land to grow Basmati rice in a bid to secure the Kingdom's needs for such a product at reasonable prices

    • Farm projects in fertile Arab nations can cut GCC gap
      • Emirates Business 24/7
      • 28 May 2008

      Gulf oil producers need to set up agricultural projects in fertile Arab countries to achieve self-sufficiency and to bridge a massive farm deficit that exceeded $12 billion (Dh44bn) in 2006, a Gulf group said yesterday.

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