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Gresham House hires Olly Hughes to manage forestry division

With UK timber prices up 30% and forest land values rising, the manager will continue investing in Britain and plans to expand in Ireland in 2019.

Urban farming firm iFarm Project secures $1m seed funding

Head of Europe Yury Fedorov says the company was one of the first to use LED lighting on a commercial scale, touting its farms as up to 95% more efficient than conventional ones.

Alantra acquires majority stake in Frías Nutrición

The seventh investment from the €450m Alantra Private Equity Fund III will enable the health-food firm to expand internationally and develop its product base.

EU organic farmland area up 25%, in line with global trend

The global market for organic food is estimated at over €80bn and forecast to grow, despite high production risks.

ADM Capital announces sixth investment from debut ag fund Cibus

The vehicle, which closed on $322m with an extra $130m for co-investments, has backed food processing technology firm MycoTechnology.

Proterra to launch Asia-focused $800m agribusiness fund

The fund will follow the firm’s last two food funds, capitalizing on rising demand for quality food in emerging markets.

Hosen Capital to launch $700m agribusiness fund

The private equity investment manager aims to capitalize on demand for higher-value food in China and other emerging economies.

EU unleashes private investment in African agriculture with €200m ABC fund

Brussels will inject €45m as well as attract private and impact investors.

Ag tech start-up SeeTree secures $15m funding

The firm will focus on developing artificial intelligence and drone technology to monitor citrus tree orchards health and productivity in California and Brazil.

ADM Capital Europe raises $452m for Cibus Fund, co-investments

The manager has closed the vehicle on $322m, garnering an additional $130m for co-investments.
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