• Improving food security in Arab countries: Is land acquisition a viable strategy?
    • World Bank
    • 31 January 2009

    Saudi Arabia and the UAE are worldwide leaders in buying farmland in third-party countries, followed by China and Japan, says the World Bank.

  • The farms race
    • Globe and Mail
    • 30 January 2009

    Wealthy countries short of fertile land are gazing hungrily at Canada's prairies

  • 'Global land grab' causing alarm among NGOs
    • AFP
    • 23 December 2008

    The global food and financial crises have combined to create a new form of colonialism in which countries short of resources and corporations desperate for profits are buying up arable land in emerging nations, NGOs say. The non-governmental organisations have expressed concern at this "global land grab," which they say is threatening the survival of rural livelihoods in some parts of the world.

  • Mitsui May Boost Farm Investment Overseas on Demand
    • Bloomberg
    • 16 December 2008

    Mitsui & Co., Japan's second-largest trading company, may increase investment in farming overseas to secure food supplies as competition from China, the biggest grain consumer, intensifies. The company is seeking new targets after taking a 39.35 percent stake in Multigrain AG, which produces soybeans in Brazil, the world's second-largest grower.

  • Welcome fades for wealthy nations
    • Financial Times
    • 20 November 2008

    The initial welcome given to rich countries’ investment in African farmland by agricultural and development officials has faded as the first ventures prove to be heavily weighted in favour of the investors. The FAO warned of such a trend when it said this year that the race to secure farmland overseas risked creating a “neo-colonial” system.

  • CHS, Mitsui & Co. raise stake in Multigrain JV in Brazil
    • World-Grain.com
    • 08 October 2008

    The owners of Multigrain, a leading Brazil-based agricultural commodity business, announced today the company has acquired 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of farmland and related processing operations intended to strengthen its ability to serve customers around the world.

  • Upheavals in economy and food security
    • Japan Today
    • 23 September 2008

    Japanese food corporations are stepping up their diversification and security of food sources, in particular taking ownership of the entire supply chain, from owning the farms in other countries, through to the processing and distribution of the food stuffs.

  • Global Scramble to Own Food and Agricultural Assets
    • TriState Observer
    • 05 September 2008

    On the heels of tight crop production reports and the recent memory of individual nations experiencing food disruptions, there is a scramble to control or own agricultural assets and food stocks.

  • Japan trading firms bet big on food, eye Asia
    • Reuters
    • 20 August 2008

    Japan's big trading houses, which have enjoyed bumper years from betting on iron ore and metals, are getting into the food market, aiming to tap voracious demand in China and emerging economies.

  • Hopes and Strains in China's Oversea Farming Plan
    • Economic Observer
    • 03 July 2008

    China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) was drafting policies to encourage domestic companies to rent or buy land abroad for farming, especially for planting soy bean, the EO learned. The MOA had identified five regions, including Central Asia, Russia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America, for five major Chinese state-owned farming companies to invest in.

  • Food Crisis Looming Over Korea
    • Chosun Libo
    • 04 Mar 2008

    Japan has steadily prepared for food security by buying 12 million hectares of croplands around the world, from Southeast Asia and China to South America. By comparison, the amount of Korea’s overseas croplands is negligible.

  • Japan Mitsui affiliate buys Brazil farmland
    • Reuters
    • 13 November 2007

    Brazilian grain broker Multigrain SA has bought 100,000 hectares of farmland and related operations in Brazil to secure a stable supply of soybeans and other farm produce, Japan's Mitsui & Co Ltd, a part owner of holding company Multigrain AG, said on Tuesday.

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