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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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Forward Consumer Partners’ debut deal brings home Firehook Bakery

Managing partner Matt Leeds says he has ‘dreamt for years that Firehook would be Forward’s first investment’ as the firm begins deploying its $425m vehicle.

California’s Imperial Valley looks set to continue upward price trajectory

Research from Cushman & Wakefield says the region has been a good store of value for more than a decade and has numerous tailwinds in its favor.

Briefing: Acre Impact Capital hits $100m first close

The firm has carved out an impact niche operating alongside export credit agencies and development finance institutions.

BlueOrchard’s climate insurance fund edges closer to $100m target

The emerging markets vehicle has received backing from Schroders, KfW, British International Investment and the Nordic Development Fund.

Folium avocado and almond assets expected to sell for A$150m

Following the sale of ‘Project Avomond’, Folium will transition from development manager to operating manager for the remaining assets in Agriculture Fund I.

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