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Angola's cattle sector

UK Export Finance’s $73m loan to help rehabilitate Angola’s cattle sector

Head of agency says there is a mismatch between the number of international companies interested in export credit in the country and lenders capable of operating there.
grain storage bags

EXEO backs Tanzanian producer of Purdue University-designed grain bags

The South African private equity firm said the Gates Foundation's decision that the woven polymer storage bags had reached commercial maturity cleared the way for it to invest in the product, which is used in the cement and agriculture industries.
crop fields

Government support is ‘the US’s only scalable regenerative agriculture strategy’

A three-year USDA-sponsored study found $47.5bn of assets are being managed through 70 investment strategies that include criteria associated with holistic ag 'regenerative' approaches.
EIB will use its lending partnership in Kenya as a model as it extends its support to Zambian smallholders

Fund commitments, bank partnerships reflect broader EIB focus on African agri

European Investment Bank will use a previous lending partnership in Kenya as a model as it extends its support to Zambia’s smallholders.

DOB Equity invests in Kenyan lab testing business

The firm invested in Cropnuts, which provides lab tests on soil, water and crops, alongside AHL Venture Partners, with food security a continuing thematic for the Dutch family office investor.
FinDev Canada’s CIO says its focus on women’s empowerment means it will take into account female executives’ backgrounds and experience when evaluating funds

FinDev Canada’s agri investments to mix fund and direct approaches

The development finance institution’s CIO says its focus on women’s economic empowerment means it will incorporate a broader view of female executives’ backgrounds and experience when evaluating funds for potential investment.

Butterfly to devote 10% of fund’s net profits to food philanthropy – exclusive

Co-founders Adam Waglay and Dustin Beck say donating a portion of profits from KKR spinout's $520m debut fund will help it to deepen connections in the food industry.

Agri-logistics emerging as attractive new asset class for investors

Businesses and properties associated with food production and distribution attract growing interest from private equity funds, real estate investors and more traditional agri investors.

AgIS-backed California Olive Ranch completes sale and leaseback with Gladstone

The $9.2m deal comes two years after the olive producer received a $35m investment to support a doubling of its acreage.

History lessons from the British Empire

A history of food’s role in the development of the British Empire offers a compelling beach read for anyone taking a step back to assess a dizzying year of developments in global ag.
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