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Impact Investing in Agriculture

The long-term health of our planet’s food systems depends on promoting greater sustainability and restoring biodiversity. Without a greater sense of balance, climate change and ecosystem disruption threaten the food security future of our rapidly growing population. This is at the heart of why impact investing is gaining such attention, particularly across developing markets. From aquaculture to the rise of technology, we look at how impact investors are trying to make a positive difference. 



Regenerative agriculture’s growing pains

Practices based on working with nature are gaining momentum, but regenerative agriculture still has some teething troubles.

Agri proves a natural fit for impact investors

A shift towards sustainability is fueling interest in impact investing.



Impact investing in agriculture may have been slow off the mark – investors have only recently taken an interest – but this expanding sector has a key role to play in reducing emissions, improving food security and strengthening livelihoods. Our 2023 special report looks to explore the developing landscape further.

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Tenacious Ventures lowers Fund II target as it hits A$18m first close

The Australian climate and agtech-focused venture capital firm has downgraded the target of its second fund from A$70m to A$50m amid trying market conditions, although momentum may be picking up.

Forbion bioeconomy fund hits €75m first close

The vehicle has a €150m target and will focus on businesses concerned with planetary health.

Field Notes: Proterra eyes equity investments in ‘booming rural America’; Olam and LDC’s tussle for Namoi Cotton mired in red tape

Proterra Investment Partners eyes equity investments in ‘booming rural America’; Olam and LDC’s tussle for Namoi Cotton gets mired in red tape; BTG sells 8 million carbon credits to Microsoft in 19-year supply deal; and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.

Proterra aims to tap rural boom through RBIC

Managing partner Rich Gammill says 'rural America is booming' as the firm's $200m Rural Growth Fund makes equity investments in the opportunity pipeline established by its credit strategy.

ACCC raises concerns over Olam bid for Namoi Cotton

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that Olam Agri’s proposed takeover of Namoi Cotton could mean higher prices for cotton growers due to reduced competition among ginners.

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