Jordan to invest in Sudanese agriculture
      The Jordanian Prime Minister Nader Dahabi said his country will cultivate lands allocated for his country in Sudan as part of his government strategy to deal with rising prces of food items on the international market.
      • Sudan Tribune
      • 15 May 2008
      Pakistani farm talks are murky
      Talks aimed at acquiring large agricultural plots of land in Pakistan were not expected to yield results any time soon, a senior Pakistani government official has said.
      • The National
      • 13 May 2008
      Calyx Agro Completes Initial Equity Financing
      Calyx Agro is a newly created venture focused on the acquisition, development, rental and operation of agricultural land located in South America with an emphasis on Brazil.
      • Reuters
      • 13 May 2008
      Alpcot Agro’s target to control 200,000 hectares by the end of 2008
      Alpcot Agro is currently in control of 128,800 hectares of arable land in Russia and wants to control 200,000 hectares by the end of 2008.
      • Aplcot Agro Press Release
      • 13 May 2008
      UAE needs to invest in Egypt farm sector
      UAE wants to boost investment in Egypt’s agricultural sector in the light of the current rise in prices of commodities worldwide.
      • Emirates Business 24/7
      • 13 May 2008
      In Ukraine, mavericks gamble on scarce land
      Landkom has leased 165,000 acres from thousands of landowners in Ukraine and will reap its first big harvest this year.
      • Wall Sreet Journal
      • 12 May 2008
      Chinese firms eye Aussie farmland
      China's fast-growing farm corporations may be the next wave of Chinese investors in Australia, joining their already influential mining comrades.
      • The Australian
      • 12 May 2008
      Saudi Arabia moves agriculture abroad
      Saudi government moves agriculture abroad by investing in farming of staple commodities in Thailand, Brazil, India and other countries. This move represents a classic case of “absolute advantage” economy.
      • Market Research Analyst
      • 12 May 2008
      UAE investors buy Pakistan farmland
      Dubai-based Abraaj Capital, one of the Middle East’s largest private equity companies, has been quietly buying farmland in Pakistan as part of plans by the United Arab Emirates to increase food security and to damp inflation.
      • Financial Times
      • 11 May 2008
      Chinese debate pros and cons of overseas farming investments
      “It is the government’s policy to encourage all companies to go abroad, including agricultural firms,” a Chinese Agriculture Ministry official told Reuters.
      • The Guardian
      • 11 May 2008
      Food Fight: Wealthy nations buying up land for food
      This week, Saudi Arabia announced plans to invest in overseas fisheries, livestock and food production, and is reportedly trying to partner with Thai rice farms to lock in future supplies. Libya is in talks with Ukraine about growing wheat there, and as China tries to feed its expanding middle class, it’s looking to buy up farmland in Africa and South America.
      • Marketplace / American Public Media
      • 09 May 2008
      Firm will grow rice in Africa
      Chongqing Seed Corp has decided to cultivate rice on 300 hectares in Tanzania from 2009
      • China Daily
      • 09 May 2008
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