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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.
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.
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.
The sale of Auscott, which attracted interest from a wide range of buyers globally, shows how large the pool of potential buyers for large-scale ag assets has become.
A new report hopes to spark discussion about what agriculture will look like in 2035, identifying five key themes that could disrupt the sector and affect investment strategies.
Connections between inflation and agriculture remain strong, but changes in the way both are evaluated makes it hard to gauge the effects of pricing concerns spurred by Biden administration spending proposals.
Dairy cow, Germany
The bloc’s farm-to-fork strategy includes strong environmental targets, but simply creating organic supply will not be enough to sustainably reconfigure its food supply chain.
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