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07 Oct 2011Jeune Afrique
Producteurs d'huile de palme cherchent terrains
Soumis à des contraintes d’espace, les groupes asiatiques multiplient les accords en Afrique. Si le pari est parfois risqué, les perspectives de la demande mondiale en huile de palme leur laissent entrevoir un fort retour sur investissement.
05 Sep 2011Reuters
New frontier palm oil players look to RSPO
African and South American palm oil players are flocking to join the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, highlighting a growing trend of the industry’s rapid expansion outside main producing region Southeast Asia
30 Aug 2011Daily Trust
Nigeria: Nasarawa to have continent's largest rice farm
A Singapore-based investor in agriculture is to put in an investment of $50 million in 10,000 hectares of fully irrigated and precision levelled commercial rice farm in Ondorie area of Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
24 Aug 2011Reuters
Siva Group in Cameroon $1.9 bln palm oil deal
Biopalm Energy, a subsidiary of Singapore's Siva group, will launch a 200,000 hectare palm oil project in the south of Cameroon, an official of the country's agriculture ministry said.
19 Aug 2011Bloomberg
Asian agri fund eyes Peruvian palm oil as Malaysia exhausts supply of land
Asian Agri Capital, a Singapore private-equity firm that focuses on early-stage plantations, is seeking to raise $100 million to invest in palm oil and other tropical commodities in Southeast Asia and Latin America
16 Aug 2011Online PR News
The Africasia Funds open for subscription
The Funds will invest in agricultural, renewable energy plantations and forestry businesses, with a fundamental principal of owning the core assets through the funds with the management of all operations carried out by established operators in the region.
15 Aug 2011TV5
La Gabon veut devenir le premier producteur africain d'huile de palme
Le président Bongo a visité lundi les 5.000 hectares de pépinières de palmeraies de la région de Kango, gérées par le groupe singapourien Olam. Ces 5.000 ha constituent la première phase d'un projet de palmeraie de 200.000 ha à l'horizon 2017.
15 Aug 2011Senego.com
Gabon : Focus sur le développement de l’agriculture à Kango pour la 5ème étape de la tournée des chantiers du Président Ali Bongo Ondimba
Le projet mené par Olam en partenariat avec l’Etat gabonais portera à 200 000 hectares la superficie des plantations de palmiers à l’horizon 2016 – 2017
02 Jul 2011ANA
Asia leads the charge in Aussie land grab
Asian investors have overtaken Europeans as the biggest buyers of Australian land, a snapshot of foreign acquisitions reveals.
01 Jun 2011Jeune Afrique
Investissement étranger au Gabon : liaisons dangereuses ?
La première phase d’investissement du projet, piloté par Olam Palm Gabon, démarrera en octobre, avec la plantation de 50 000 ha de palmeraies dans la région de Lambaréné (Moyen-Ogooué) et de 8 000 ha dans la région de Kango (Estuaire), à une centaine de kilomètres de Libreville
26 May 2011Reuters
Q+A: Palm oil, growth and Indonesia's forest clearing ban
Indonesia, the world's No.1 palm oil producer, signed into law a 2-year freeze on new permits that may prompt palm oil firms to seek new ways to grow supply to meet rising demand from India and China, such as buying more land in Africa
30 Apr 2011Commodity Online
Oil-palm land resource rush slippery in Africa?
Southeast Asian palm oil firms like Malaysia's Sime Darby and Singapore's Golden Agri Resources are backpacking to Africa, in what could be the planet’s next trend-setter in inter-continental resource trade.

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