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The G20’s Matera Declaration is one of three recent announcements impacting agriculture that seeks to reimagine the relationship between the public and private sectors.
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The firm’s latest credit fund benefitted from renewed interest among large LPs and Wall Street banks beating a retreat after their post-GFC ag debt binge.
Alternative proteins
The Canadian pension’s venture capital arm made its first agtech investment in June, as it used its direct investment mandate to enter the alternative protein space.
Windmill, Outback Australia
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe argued at an Australian Farm Institute event last week that there is plenty of capital looking for a home if the ideas and business plans are sound.
The race to buy and build profitable greenhouses favors capital that can strengthen project finance, construction and government relations networks in key geographies.
Meat industry, meats hanging in the cold store slaughterhouse, cattle
A cyberattack on US beef production will serve as a data point within an ongoing re-calibration of private sector and national security interests in protecting key supply chains.
Packhorse Pastoral Company’s A$1.5 billion fundraising goal is ambitious – especially as it wants to raise it all from Australian investors.
BlueNalu Chicken
Two California-based cell-cultured meat start-ups look set to receive regulatory approval this year as the niche alternative protein sector edges closer to putting its products on dining tables.
Timber, forest, harvest, truck
The imbalance between supply and demand that is partly a hangover from the global financial crisis is expected to narrow over the next decade and timber prices should benefit, says Domain Timber Advisors’ Jack Izard.
The $4.2bn deployed over two decades in the Chesapeake Bay could provide lessons for investors and policymakers as the need for a private capital injection looms large.
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