• Cambodia debates merits of land sales
    • The National
    • 31 May 2009

    Cambodia has been signing deals with Kuwait and Qatar to help develop its agricultural sector. Cambodian officials, however, refuse to disclose details of the agreements, worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Kuwait looks to raise stake in China's ICBC
    • Reuters
    • 15 May 2009

    Kuwait is also looking at making investments in other sectors in China, while also pursuing agreements in Southeast Asia to guarantee food security for the desert state that relies predominately on imports of food.

  • Reassurance must be sown in foreign fields
    • Financial Times
    • 27 April 2009

    Saudi officials I have spoken to seem to be aware of the minefields their schemes could ignite.

  • Disputes erupt over plans to invest millions in rice farming
    • The Economist
    • 23 April 2009

    It seemed like the perfect match. Kuwait has a lot of money and needs to import food. Cambodia has a lot of fertile land and wants to attract foreign capital.

  • The growing lust for agricultural lands
    • Le Monde
    • 14 April 2009

    Not a day goes by without new acreage being signed over. "For Sale" ads for agricultural property are now featured in the international financial press. And there's no dearth of clients.

  • Les terres agricoles, de plus en plus convoitées
    • Le Monde
    • 14 April 2009

    "Je crois que les tensions seront inévitables où que ce soit, faisant des enclaves agricoles étrangères de véritables forteresses assiégées."

  • 10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now: 7. The Rent-A-Country
    • TIME Magazine
    • 13 Mar 2009

    Growing crops for strangers, of course, is nothing new. The long, grim march of colonialism was driven by Europe’s penchant for sugar, tea, tobacco and other crops that don’t flourish in northern climes. But as climate change and growing populations put ever more pressure on the earth, state-backed searches for land and food contracts as part of a national food-security strategy strike many as fundamentally new.

  • Qatar fund to target food and energy
    • Financial Times
    • 13 Mar 2009

    Qatar's sovereign wealth fund will turn its focus to commodities - particularly food and energy - in the second half of 2009, a senior official said yesterday.

  • Middle East targets land, energy deals
    • Phnom Penh Post
    • 13 Mar 2009

    Cambodia's traditional sectors are foundering in the wake of the global financial crisis, but the Kingdom's farmlands could bring billions from Middle Eastern countries seeking food security.

  • Quest for food security breeds neo-colonialists
    • The Times (London)
    • 05 Mar 2009

    Perhaps the UN’s hand-wringing is just sentimental. Deals will be done and the rush to buy land has begun in Europe, too.

  • Kuwaiti firms eye investment in Lao agriculture
    • Vientiane Times
    • 14 February 2009

    A number of Kuwaiti businesses have expressed an interest in investing in agriculture in Laos, according to a Lao company owner.

  • 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.

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