Middle East’s Investments in African Farmlands Are Rooted in Food Security Fears

Knowledge @ Wharton (Mar. 23, 2011) | Constantly being forced to subsidize foodstuff items, wealthy Gulf countries and some Asian countries launched ambitious programs to buy farmland around the world, to secure food production. The Arab unrest has only doubled the efforts of Gulf countries, as they try to buffer themselves from the economic issues that have destabilized the region.