The 14 berry and citrus farms could fetch as much as A$300 million, according to Kidder Williams, the agricultural corporate advisory firm executing the sale.
The second real assets vehicle from the water-focused New York-headquartered firm has a $300m target.
The country’s 177,000 businesses in the food and agribusiness sector is to identify new products, services and business models, according to CSIRO.
Former Monsanto executive David Duncan will look to forge partnerships in the Midwest and build upon his experience helping technology companies commercialize their breakthroughs.
By acquiring the impact investment manager, Mirova intends to create a European platform dedicated to natural capital investing.
TGAM Agribusiness Fund, which will invest debt to obtain non-controlling positions in family-owned businesses, added $9.6m in July to move it nearly halfway to its $600m target.
New Zealand’s avocado industry recorded its highest ever volume and value levels last season, with growing global demand attracting investors to the fruit.
The chief investment officer for the US’s largest pension fund emphasised long-term performance over short-term results on a media call with reporters.
As head of sustainability and client engagement across Nuveen’s real assets portfolio, Sanaz Raczynski will seek to improve the firm’s engagement with industry peers, investors, NGOs and others.
The Seattle-based global coffee chain is proving $2m to an Inter-American Development Bank program providing loans to female smallholder coffee farmers in the South American nation.