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Global head of OCIO and fiduciary services Eric Menzer says private ag debt, farmland and timber vehicles are within scope for a 'hybrid' vehicle that also includes investments in public companies.
Apple orchard
The firm took more than NZ$150m in commitments in 2021 across its permanent crop, forestry, dairy and farming vehicles.
Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund will expand the number of projects eligible to generate Australian carbon credit units by adding options for plantation forestry.
The recent rally in farmland values has prompted longtime participants and observers to consider important ways the markets have changed and are likely to continue evolving.
Managing director Mike LeSage says last month’s deal with Northwest Farms reflects the key role of cage-free egg production within the firm’s Sustainable Agriculture Fund strategy.
Blockchain, agtech
The investment in Geora takes Tenacious Ventures Fund I to 60% deployment, although the firm has made no decisions on a successor fund yet.
Mark Rider will take over as CIO of LGIAsuper and Energy Super in February after Troy Rieck leaves to take on a new role elsewhere.
Blueberry, permanent crops
Founder Shonda Warner described a focus on hazelnuts, blueberries and hemp and said Oregon’s Willamette Valley will become ‘the new Sonoma Valley.’
Remilk uses a fermentation process to produce animal-free dairy proteins and expects to launch its first products later this year.
Cows grazing, farm
The country's agriculture ministry said CAP-style direct payments will fall to less than half of current levels by 2024-25, but conceded its successor system is built on ‘blind optimism’.
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