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30 Dec 2013Zawya
Overseas farm projects to be insured
The Agricultural Development Fund, the Islamic Development Bank and the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment & Development are holding talks to provide insurance on the agricultural projects being funded by King Abdullah's Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad
30 Dec 2013Reuters
Gulf states seek food security in Europe, US after African problems
The desert states of the Gulf are changing tack in their multi-billion dollar search for food security.
29 Dec 2013Zawya
Portal to facilitate investments in agriculture abroad
Agriculture Minister Fahd Balghunaim will inaugurate Sunday a portal for the King Abdullah Initiative for Agricultural Investment Abroad.
07 Dec 2013Arab News
Ethiopia OKs 361 Saudi investment projects
Ethiopian ambassador Mohammad Kabeera said his country has approved more than 361 investment projects to Saudi Arabia mainly in the agricultural sector.
23 Nov 2013The Reporter
Ethiopia: Saudi Star rice project feels the pinch
The Pakistani company MCG Consulting, which had been working with Saudi Star Agricultural Development Plc on a rice farm in the Gambella Regional State, has pulled out of the project.
11 Nov 2013Arab News
Saudi Arabia to target agro-investments abroad
Saad Khalil, director of King Abdullah's Initiative for Saudi Agricultural Investment Abroad, recently revealed that 35 countries have been targeted for agro-investment so far.
02 Oct 2013PANA
Afro-Arab agric ministerial meeting opens in Riyadh
The second Afro-Arab Ministerial Meeting on Agricultural Development and Food Security opened in Riyadh with participants agreeing to strengthen Afro-Arab cooperation towards promoting ''sustainable and sensible investment in agriculture and food security''.
16 Sep 2013Arab News
Kingdom seeks more private sector role in boosting food production
Saudi ag minister says his government is positioning itself as a facilitator for the Saudi private sector, seeking land and agricultural investments, and providing funds, credit, and logistics.
27 Jun 2013Nouvelles de Roumanie
Roumanie : la grande ruée sur les terres agricoles
Selon l’association roumaine EcoRuralis, plus de 700.000 hectares, soit 6,5 % des terres arables du pays, seraient déjà aux mains de compagnies du Qatar, d’Arabie Saoudite ou de Grande-Bretagne.
20 May 2013Reuters
Saudi investor to delay Sudan farm project over dollar curbs
A Saudi firm will hold off its planned project in Sudan to produce wheat and other basic food items until the government eases a ban to repatriate profits.
20 May 2013ANBA
Arabs invest little in agriculture
Agricultural investment firm GLB presented its Sudan alfafa production project, which produces feed for animals in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to participants at the agriculture investment conference in Sudan.
16 May 2013Sudan Tribune
Ismail vows to punish Sudan’s investment ministry staff accepting bribes
Sudan investment minister Mustafa Osman Ismail revealed that Saudi Arabia requested over million acres (405,000 ha) of land for investment in food security

SIGN-ON: Social movements and civil society organizations are invited to endorse the “Call of CSOs to their governments on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa” by Monday 1 June 2015. 


Human Rights Watch is seeking applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on the impacts of large-scale international land acquisitions on women’s human rights in Africa and Asia.


The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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27 May 2015 - Paris
Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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