Gulf states seek food security in Europe, US after African problems

Gulf states are looking more closely at projects in Europe and the United States, where political and policy risks – while not negligible – seem smaller.

Reuters | 30-12-2013 Gulf states seek food security in Europe, US after African problems By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The desert states of the Gulf are changing tack in their multi-billion dollar search for food security. With their farming projects in some of the poorest African nations sometimes arousing local hostility, wealthy Arab investors are turning to those developed countries that comfortably produce more food than they consume. United Arab Emirates-based agricultural firm Al Dahra has chose this path in March, buying eight agricultural companies for $400 million in Serbia, a major food exporter where public attitudes to foreign-owned farming may be less sensitive…

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Gulf states are looking more closely at projects in Europe and the United States, where political and policy risks – while not negligible – seem smaller

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