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Fonterra set for second loss-making year as ‘new norm’ hits performance

New Zealand dairy giant flags writedowns of more than NZ$800m ahead of its full-year results in September when it will report its second ever annual loss.

DOB Equity invests in Kenyan lab testing business

The firm invested in Cropnuts, which provides lab tests on soil, water and crops, alongside AHL Venture Partners, with food security a continuing thematic for the Dutch family office investor.
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Michael Blakeney joins ex-Blue Sky directors at Riparian Capital Partners – exclusive

The newly-established fund manager has brought in Blakeney to lead its diversified agri strategy, which will invest in water, farmland and private equity-style agricultural assets.
Weather conditions in eastern Australia remain challenging, but farmland has continued to deliver strong capital growth for investors

End of Australia’s ‘liquidity squeeze’ could lead to a slowdown in land price growth

A lack of available land has kept prices high during the drought in Austraila’s eastern states, but that may change as some investors lose patience and look to cash out.

Chinese-owned Rifa Salutary puts beef portfolio up for sale

The portfolio in NSW and Victoria will be sold as a whole or in parts and is expected to fetch more than A$150m.

The data are out there – ag must present them more effectively

A huge amount of alternative data sources have emerged, but the industry needs to assist official agencies with collection and analysis.

Agri-logistics emerging as attractive new asset class for investors

Businesses and properties associated with food production and distribution attract growing interest from private equity funds, real estate investors and more traditional agri investors.

Kilter Rural CEO: Environment can benefit from ag investing

Cullen Gunn says investing in agriculture and improving the environment can be achieved simultaneously as his firm continues targeting A$500m for its Australian Farmlands Fund.

MTAA Super and Tasplan in talks to create A$22bn fund

The two industry superfunds hope to increase returns and lower fees for members through efficiencies gained in the merger.

Cotton growers in Murray-Darling Basin offer A$100m of water entitlements for sale

The group of farming families is offering a buyer the chance to return the water to the environment.
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