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investableuniverse.com February 25, 2021

Agriculture Venture Capital Raised Topped $26B In 2020

2020 was a bumper year for agriculture capital raising, amid and despite the global social, health and economic disruptions of covid-19. Startups raised $26.1 billion across 2707 deals in 2020, a 15.5% year-over-year increase.
Read by 36% of LPs

bloomberg.com March 01, 2018

Harvard Blew $1B In Bet On Tomatoes, Sugar, And Eucalyptus

Six years ago, Harvard began one of its most daring foreign adventures: an investment in a sprawling agricultural development in Brazil’s remote and impoverished northeast. The university’s highly paid money managers thought they could manage risks other schools avoided.
Read by 53% of LPs

forbes.com January 16, 2018

AgTech Investment Boom To Create A Wave Of Unicorns

Mega funding rounds from companies are redefining the agtech investment landscape as we move into 2018. Consistent with the first wave of agtech startups maturing, companies are looking to scale in a sector that has around $3 trillion value at the farm gate, and multiples of that downstream.
Read by 59% of LPs

agrimoney.com August 22, 2017

Hardening Metal Prices Eclipse Softening Grains

On a day noted for the passage of the moon across the sun in the US, grains were eclipsed by metals, with wheat futures plumbing fresh contract lows on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chicago corn dropped to its lowest in nearly a year.
Read by 57% of LPs

cpifinancial.net August 03, 2017

AfDB To Invest $24B In Agriculture In Next 10 Years

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa.
Read by 70% of LPs

ipe.com August 01, 2017

Pensions At Cigar-maker Scheme Boosted By 17% Following Merger

<p class="standfirst">Members of the Dutch pension scheme for the cigar-making industry (Sigarenindustrie) are to receive a 17% increase in pension rights following a merger with the agriculture sector scheme.</p> <p>The rise was due to the differing coverage ratios of the two schemes, according to&nbsp;Sigarenindustrie&rsquo;s&nbsp;annual report.</p>
Read by 70% of LPs

realestate.ipe.com June 15, 2017

Australian Super Funds Urged To Increase Agriculture Exposure

Australia&rsquo;s &euro;1.5 trillion superannuation fund industry is a long way behind its foreign peers in exposure to Australia&rsquo;s growing agriculture sector. Passive institutional investors, such as Australian superannuation funds, hold only a very small portion of farm assets in Australia, valued at around AUD330m.
Read by 52% of LPs

wealthmanagement.com May 30, 2017

The Right Investment On Agriculture Futures

Investors with a macro view of the global economy will undoubtedly take into account population growth. Even though the pace of the expansion has peaked (1962-3), the overall number of people continues to grow, led by emerging markets. Estimates have put the total at 8.4 billion by mid-2030, and&nbsp;9.6 billion&nbsp;by mid-2050. Contributing to this statistic is that people are living longer.
Read by 61% of LPs

nytimes.com May 25, 2017

Glencore Weighs Takeover Of Agriculture Rival

<p class="story-body-text story-content" data-para-count="240" data-total-count="251">Glencore, a mining and energy giant based in Baar, Switzerland, is hoping to join the ranks of firms that dominate the trading of agricultural products, known as the ABCD companies (Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus).</p>
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realestate.ipe.com May 23, 2017

Ohio Police & Fire Expands Into Infrastructure And Agriculture

<p>Ohio Police &amp; Fire Pension Fund is investing in infrastructure and agriculture for the first time.</p> <p>The pension fund told IPE Real Estate it had committed $100m to the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund and $50m to ACM Fund II.</p> <p>In&nbsp;<a href="https://realestate.ipe.com/news/investors/ohio-police-and-fire-creates-real-asset-investment-class/10016266.article">November last year</a>, it was reported that Ohio Police &amp; Fire had created a new 5% allocation to real assets.</p> <p>The infrastructure fund, managed by IFM Investors, is open-ended and invests in core assets across Europe, North America and Australia.</p>
Read by 75% of LPs