• Cambodia farm land sold to wealthy nations
    • Channel 4 (UK)
    • 29 January 2009

    Never mind the food miles: when prices are soaring around the world some countries have found a way of keeping their own consumers happy - farming out their farms overseas. One of Asia’s poorest countries, Cambodia, is at the top of their wish list.

  • Sudan will focus on food security at Arab eco summit -- finance minister
    • Kuwait News Agency
    • 14 January 2009

    Sudan seeks to focus on Arab food security during the Arab Economic Summit, which will kick off on Monday, said Finance and National Economy Minister Awadh Al-Jazz. "We have extensive land plots, and great water and animal resources."

  • Cambodian PM makes first Middle East visit
    • Associated Press
    • 13 January 2009

    Kuwait granted Cambodia a 546-million-dollar agricultural loan in August in return for crop production.

  • Wikileaks: Contract farming in Burma
    • Wikileaks
    • 12 January 2009

    "Since 2005, the Burmese Government has encouraged investors from China, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Kuwait to invest in contract farms," reports the US mission in Rangoon

  • A vendre : pays pauvres
    • Le Nouvel Observateur
    • 23 December 2008

    Le Cambodge a annoncé qu’il devrait avoir signé d’ici à mi- 2009 et que les accords concerneraient 2,5 millions d’hectares (l’équivalent de la Bretagne). Notons que le pays continue de recevoir une aide d’urgence du Programme alimentaire mondial, ce qui permet de douter de sa capacité à nourrir à la fois sa population et celle du Golfe…

  • Arabs to buy WA land?
    • Farm Weekly
    • 17 December 2008

    Agriculture Department denies a recent WA trade delegation visit to several Middle Eastern countries was to promote selling WA agricultural land for grain and livestock.

  • Minister backs Arab farm deals
    • The West
    • 16 December 2008

    Agriculture Minister Terry Redman says Western Australia should embrace moves by Arab interests in the Middle East to buy prime Wheatbelt farmland to secure their future food supplies. Two groups from the Middle East are due to visit the State early next year as they consider investments of up to $1 billion in cropping, sheep and dairy production in WA.

  • Mideast nations eye $1bln Australian cropland
    • Reuters
    • 12 December 2008

    "They're not talking about $2 or $3 million, they're talking about $20 million to up to $1 billion of investment in big projects," Peter Metcalfe, the director of grain industry development for Western Australia, said in an interview.

  • Gulf nations eye farmland in Australia
    • Reuters
    • 12 December 2008

    Middle Eastern countries flush with oil funds want to invest up to $1bn in Australian farmland as they extend a drive for food security to the world’s second-largest wheat exporter, a grains official said yesterday.

  • Should Africa lease land to foreign firms?
    • BBC
    • 08 December 2008

    One-hour audio debate on the BBC

  • Rich countries carry out '21st century land grab'
    • New Scientist
    • 04 December 2008

    Nomadic herders, rarely a priority for governments, are being dispossessed by bioethanol developments in Kenya, says Michael Taylor of the International Land Coalition (ILC), and they also depend on the “unused” land that Madagascar offered Daewoo.

  • Foreign countries scramble for agricultural land in quest for food
    • The Phnom Penh Post
    • 27 November 2008

    The food crisis this year generated unprecedented interest in Cambodian agricultural land, and governments are scrambling for access to the country's vast food-growing potential.

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