Arabia Saudita

Saudi agricultural investment abroad - land grab or benign strategy?

By: Kieran Cooke
Date: October 5th 2016
Source: Middle East Eye

After food costs spike, Saudis spent billions buying up farm land around the world. Who benefits exactly and can the spree continue?

hey control rice farms in Ethiopia, Sudan and the Philippines, cattle ranches in California and Arizona, wheat fields in Ukraine and Poland, ranches in Argentina and Brazil and shrimp producers in Mauritania.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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Enero 1979
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

Agreement between Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and State of Kuwait concerning the Submerged Area Adjacent to the Divided Zone.

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Articles 1 to 4 specify the coordinates of the line dividing the submerged area adjacent to the divided zone, which represents the border between the two countries.In Annex I an Agreement between the two countries regarding ownership of natural resources. Remaining provisions concern measurements and mapping. (10 sections)

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Julio 2000