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When Stafford began managing the fund in June 2014, it set out with the mission to dispose of non-yielding, higher-risk assets.
Mainland’s founding shareholders will retain a significant shareholding in the business and senior management will remain in their present positions.
Crop price premiums and increasing demand for organic products make the proposition for transitioning conventional land promising. But buyers beware: due diligence is rigorous, the transition process is labor-intensive, and there are no guarantees.
Let us know which area of agri will shape you and your firm’s future investment into the sector.
Over 10 years the IAA 80’s average annual growth rate significantly outperformed the MSCI, with the IAA 80 up 6.1 percent versus a 0.3 percent decline for the MSCI.
The milestone comes as consumer demands shift in favor of non-GMO and organic products, which has drawn farmers, major food companies and private equity investors to the organic market.
The investment, backed by a loan from National Bank of Canada, will help finance Chocmod’s continued growth across North America.
The Buena Park, California-based company specializes in dry vegetables including bell peppers, tomatoes and squash, also offering a wide selection of fresh fruits to grocers and foodservice providers in the Western US.
The funding will help Roslin Technologies and university researchers improve the health of farmed animals and raise agricultural productivity through veterinary vaccines and tools for diagnosing disease.
It’s the latest among a slew of African countries falling victim to the pest, which has emerged in regions already plagued by drought and wheat rust outbreaks.

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