News & Analysis

Fonterra sells livestock division to Carrfields as strategic review continues

The sale is the latest move in an ongoing review following the announcement of the cooperative’s first ever annual loss in September 2018.

PSP joint venture buys 41,000-acre Hawaii property

A market source tells Agri Investor the creation of the diversified Mahi Pono joint venture reflects the C$159bn pension’s strategy to develop between 20 and 25 platforms across agricultural regions and sub-sectors.

CPC divestment continues with sale of three cattle stations to Vietnamese group

The Australian company, owned by Terra Firma, further sells down its portfolio in the $97m deal with the little-known investor.

ECJ ruling on new breeding techniques ‘will hold back innovation’

MEPs demand clarity on the move, which has also been criticized by industry and investors, as UK secretary of state Michael Gove identifies gene editing as key for future farming.

Western Australia launches land registry privatization auction

The state government is privatising the digital functions of Landgate, excluding manual processing, to make the asset more attractive to investors.

Brazil: Carnival atmosphere or another Latin lesson for ag?

With the conversion of rainforest into farmland likely to be a closely watched gauge of Brazil’s new administration, farmland investors active in the market will be challenged to carefully weigh near-term opportunities and long-term challenges.

Vintage Wine Estates adds AGR exec as COO

Jeff Nicholson’s previous experience is focused on logistics in the pet supply industry.

Global Canopy and WWF launch platform to manage seafood sustainability risks

SCRIPT has been enhanced to enable South East Asian banks better manage the negative environmental and social impacts of beef, soy, palm oil and seafood production.

SOL Global pays €1.8m for 25% stake in medical cannabis firm GreenLight

The US-focused company has an option to increase its share to 51% in the Irish firm as it positions itself for growth in European markets.

Rabobank joins DFIs in $100m Argentina citrus company loan

San Miguel chief financial officer Patricio Aguirre Saravia tells Agri Investor that in recent months, a combination of economic and political factors has complicated the borrowing environment facing Argentina’s agribusinesses.

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