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Swiss family office puts almond and pistachio orchard up for sale – exclusive

Sherpa Asset Management is selling the pistachio and almond farm near Fresno for around $26m.

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund joins regenerative agriculture movement

The LDN Fund is part of a growing movement to restore land worldwide. Here Simone Quatrini, founder and co-ordinator of the fund, discusses its history and targets.

Grosvenor’s Wheatsheaf hires portfolio development director

The resource-efficiency focused investment company has hired Peter Juul Kristensen from pork chain genetics company Genus PIC.

Family office abandons fund for LatAm co-investment platform – exclusive

Sherpa Asset Management's agri investment arm will soon close on around $40m of commitments across two projects in Colombia and Peru.

Notes on ESG in agri

CDC’s recent ESG toolkit for fund managers is a helpful guide for agri investors as the sector scales and sensitivities abound.

Industry reacts to Australia’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper

While largely seen as a positive signal of the government's commitment to the sector, some industry insiders argued that the white paper did not go far enough or materially impact farmers' bottom lines.

FTAs help boost CPC revenues ahead of capital raise

UK private equity firm Terra Firma is selling a A$300 million equity stake in its Australia beef cattle portfolio company after returning the company to profit.

New Forests: new, diverse timber investment structures abound

New Forests predicts the $100bn institutional investor market could double or even triple in size as the industry needs to double timber production by 2050.

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund seeks asset managers

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is leading the $2bn-a-year initiative and is calling for expressions of interest from asset managers to help manage the fund.

Doing well by doing good: the case for sustainable impact investing

For decades many have assumed that sustainable investing is an altruistic trade-off to more conventional investment/yield return strategies. But this is no longer the case, argues Jud Hill, managing partner at Blue Star Capital.