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In 2013 some $7.2 billion of private capital was committed to African agriculture projects through Grow Africa, the partnership programme established by the World Economic Forum, NEPAD and the African Union to accelerate the transformation of African agriculture. This is twice the amount in 2012.
US crop land values slowed in growth between 2012 and 2013, increasing nearly 13 percent over the course of the year.
Inclusive Growth: An Imperative for African Agriculture
A new report by the African Development Bank sets out the role of agro-industry in food security and inclusive growth on the African continent.
Declining domestic production of beef in China is good news for fund managers focusing on the beef sector in countries such as Australia.
Precision agriculture technology companies are growing in number. Focus Banking believes that at least one-third will be acquired in the next 12 months as the market consolidates.
This is the highest yearly increase since the agriculture lender started monitoring land values in 1985, according to Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the agriculture lender.
The value of English farmland has gone from strength to strength in 2014, exceeding the £7,000 mark for the first time.
Farmland values are growing worldwide and at a greater rate compared to other alternative assets such as commercial and residential real estate, according to UK property firm Savills.
The opportunities and risks associated with farmland investing across the world vary, according to Mintridge International.
How providers and managers of private capital are approaching agri – in terms of allocation and investment strategy, as well as capital formation – varies greatly. That’s one of a number of themes touched on in this complimentary compendium of global agri-investment developments.

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