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28 Dec 2011Bloomberg
Hedge-fund millionaire Diggle bets on farms, life sciences
Stephen Diggle plans to open his personal portfolio of farmlands in the US, Uruguay and New Zealand to investors and to pour money into Africa and eastern Europe as global food prices soar.
12 Dec 2011le Post
A Singapour, il est interdit aux étrangers de posseder des terres. Alors pourquoi permet-on à Olam d'acheter les terres gabonaises ?
L'hebdomadaire Gabonais, «Echos du Nord", nous dit que le groupe singapourien Olam tente d'acheter de vastes étendues de terre au Gabon en général et dans la province du Woleu-Ntem en particulier.
02 Dec 2011Business Times
Olam to set up US$49m rice farming and milling facility in Nigeria
The 6,000 hectare farm in Nasarawa, one of Nigeria's main rice growing belts, is expected to yield 36,000 tonnes of milled rice annually at its peak.
16 Nov 2011Reuters
China's New Hope to set up overseas investment fund
China's largest animal feed producer will launch an overseas fund this month with international investors, including Singapore's Temasek Holdings, that will set up farms in the Middle East, South Africa and central Europe.
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

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