Food crisis and the global land grab
farmlandgrab.org weekly | 02-Jun-2010
Zawya | 02-Jun-2010
Hassad Food says it would soon begin meeting at least 50 percent of Qatar's wheat requirements and later 20 percent of its poultry needs.
Reuters | 02-Jun-2010
France has announced the establishment of an investor fund destined to support the development of farming projects in Africa and the distribution of food stuffs
Bloomberg | 02-Jun-2010
African nations are increasingly turning to South Africa to improve their own agricultural production and skills, according to industry group Agri SA.
FARM | 01-Jun-2010
Lionel Gbaguidi, vétérinaire béninois, fait le point sur les processus d’accaparrement des terres au Bénin, FARM met en ligne son analyse.
Sommet Afrique - France | 01-Jun-2010
La France a annoncé la constitution d’un Fonds d’investisseurs, le Fonds pour l’Agriculture africaine, destiné à soutenir le développement des projets agricoles en Afrique.
Gulf Times | 01-Jun-2010
Hassad Food Company intends to invest $500mn to $700mn this year for projects across the world as part of its mission to ensure food security for Qatar, chairman and managing director Nasser bin Mohamed Mubarak al-Fuhaid al-Hajri has said.
BNE | 01-Jun-2010
Karoll Capital Management, the country's largest landlord after the government, sees continuing prospects for farmland investment in Bulgaria
Gulf Times | 01-Jun-2010
Gulf countries investing in farmland abroad have a real opportunity to help developing countries and should rethink simply switching their investments to richer states says Dr Mahendra Shah
Jakarta Globe | 31-May-2010
Business leaders and even top government officials have been left surprised by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s announcement last week that the country would impose a two-year moratorium on the clearing of natural forests, which may affect various foreign investment projects.
Gulf Times | 31-May-2010
"I understand Moldova has a favourable climate and good farmland, which Qatar’s Hassad Food could possibly look at for opportunities," says Qatar's Deputy Premier
La Croix | 30-May-2010
Aujourd’hui, les puissances émergentes, à commencer par la Chine, investissent de plus en plus en Afrique.
Xinhua | 29-May-2010
Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has leased 426,667 hectares of land in Russia to grow crops, the provincial agriculture commission said Friday.
Big Pond News | 29-May-2010
There are growing concerns that a legislative loophole could allow vast tracks of Australia's farmland to be sold to the Chinese Government.
Arab News | 29-May-2010
"Agricultural lands being leased by Saudis have been increasing by the day in Ethiopia," Ethiopian Consul General Tekleab Kebede says.
Reuters | 28-May-2010
"As more investors look into the opportunities that developed nations present there will be no need to go underground or be ashamed of these deals," said Hakan Agro's Tomar.
Agrimoney | 28-May-2010
Farmland, whose $5,000bn value equates to about 7-10% of the value of world equity markets, could be worth 15-25% of share values by 2020, Hardman & Co analysts say
Terrapinn | 28-May-2010
"The ONLY place where agriculture businesses and investors come together to discuss farmland investment" says the promoters
New Era | 28-May-2010
Government of Namibia has leased land to Namibia Development Corporation and the Abu Dhabi-based Al Dhahra Agricultural Company to produce farm grapes and dates on a large commercial scale
UPI | 27-May-2010
NCB Capital estimates that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the main buyers of African land, have acquired some 6 million acres worldwide, largely in Sudan, Pakistan and Indonesia. Other estimates are much higher.
PTI | 27-May-2010
An increasing number of Indian companies are expected to use Singapore as a springboard for their global operations, including overseas farmland investments
Change.org | 27-May-2010
Better food and know-how for China, more food for Singapore: if the deal actually comes to pass, it strikes me as a fairly solid bargain, writes Te-Ping Chen.
Arab News | 27-May-2010
Argentina will welcome investment from Saudi Arabia in its agricultural sector so the Kingdom can guarantee its own food security, the Argentine Embassy has said.
Mokoro Newsletter | 27-May-2010
Amid much talk about the need for "codes of conduct" to help regulate this new phenomenon, I found myself wondering whether Cecil Rhodes would have signed such a code. He probably would, and have then gone on to completely disregard it.
Dominion Post | 27-May-2010
NZ government-owned farming company Landcorp may bid for 16 big farms at the centre of controversy over their potential sale to a Chinese-backed investor.
NZ Herald | 27-May-2010
The NZ Super Fund is "going hard" on the acquisition trail for stakes in prime New Zealand assets like rural land, state-owned enterprises, smaller high-growth companies and iwi businesses.
Oxford Business Group | 25-May-2010
« Certains de nos agriculteurs du secteur privé ont commencé à investir dans des pays comme l’Egypte et le Soudan. Nous espérons en faire de même en Algérie » dit le ministre de l’agriculture saoudien.
dpa | 24-May-2010
El empresario danés casi no puede creer en su suerte en el norte de Uganda. "En realidad quería comprar tierra en el sur, cerca de Kampala -revela- pero el gobierno me ofreció tierras en el norte por un tercio del precio."
Público | 22-May-2010
La ONU y las ONG impulsan el primer intento de frenar el latifundismo que ahonda la miseria de los países más pobres
ALAI | 19-May-2010
"La actual agudización del acaparamiento de tierras, de los océanos y de las masas de agua por parte de grupos económicos, empresas transnacionales y capitales especulativos es una de las agresiones más graves e inminentes que enfrentan los pueblos y su soberanía alimentaria."
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