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Map showing Australia fire risk index
Data analyzed by Digital Agriculture Services found that Queensland saw the most agricultural land affected by fire, but timber plantations in New South Wales and Victoria were also hit hard.
EXEO partner Izak Strauss says firms like Masimong Group Holdings that invest to promote black empowerment in South Africa are increasingly interested in agriculture.
TSSP has teamed up with SLM Partners and Midwestern BioAg on a fund that will pursue opportunities created by events such as the introduction of SGMA.
The two funds, which both count public-sector workers among their membership, say a merger will lead to stronger returns and lower fees for members.
Market participants are ‘nervous and cautious’ as the coronavirus crisis drags on, with no end yet in sight.
Macadamia plantation aerial shot
Managing director David Bryant flags future acquisitions in the cattle and macadamia sectors after property revenues grew by 22%.
A market source says the consultants’ expectations of no new ag commitments in the coming year reflects, in part, the influence of recent volatility in permanent crops.
Fresh ripe lemons on a lemons on tree
The fund will pursue a buy-and-lease strategy and will also target development projects that could deliver IRRs of ‘50-60%’, said a founding partner.
Robot on smart farming concept
Despite a small drop in overall venture capital investment into agriculture and food technology startups, market segments such as alternative protein and regions such as Europe and LatAm registered strong fundraising performance.
New Forests’ Australia New Zealand Forest Fund 3 has acquired its first asset in Western Australia, purchasing hardwood plantation assets near Bunbury from Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania.
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