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We don't have water in the Gulf, but we have it somewhere else, so we can invest in fertile, arable land elsewhere to overcome food challenges," said Al Qasemi.
5 million decares, or 10% of the total of arable land in the country.
In Saudi Arabia, arable land is very limited; therefore, it is highly challenging for it to produce adequate food, said Pegasus Agritech.
Although subsidies have been raised and more state-owned farmland has been put at the farmers' disposal, only in the eastern region of the country, from about 50,000 ha of arable land, as many as 15,000 ha are uncultivated.
For his part, the Undersecetary of the Ministry of Agriculture in Bahrain praised the efforts being exerted by the government of Sudan to improve the investment environment in the country, expressing his country's desire to invest in Sudan, especially in the food security projects, lauding the comparative advantages enjoyed by Sudan in terms of tremendous resources, arable land and abundant water a matter that contributed to the attraction investors.
General Manager of the ministry's Agricultural Reform Department GE-rsel KE-sek estimates the cost of arable land lost through partitioning among heirs is TL 17 billion (about $10 billion) annually.
5 billion hectares) and arable land (30 percent, approximately 1.
The truth, he writes, can again be found in the numbers--26% of Earth's arable land used for grazing and a third of all arable land used for feed crop production.
Sunderland-based Taylor Wimpy and Barratt Homes plan to build 157 properties on arable land north of Monkton Lane.
official calls the practice of plundering the seas for fish and seafood "ocean-grabbing," similar in nature to "land-grabbing," defined as for the purchase or leasing of tracts of arable land in Africa by companies in Europe, the Middle East and China, some of whom are accused of exhausting the soil, depleting water resources and exploiting local labor in order to provide food for a lucrative market back home.
Forced to import most of its food needs because of a paucity of arable land, Yemen has also suffered from a rise in global food and fuel prices, WFP spokesman Barry Came told Reuters.
But Africa holds an estimated 60 per cent of the world's uncultivated, arable land, making the continent a critical component to international efforts to feed the planet's growing population.