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ADM Capital Europe raises $452m for Cibus Fund, co-investments

The manager has closed the vehicle on $322m, garnering an additional $130m for co-investments.

$300m LDN vehicle makes debut investment after first close

Fund manager Gautier Quéru says he hopes fundraising will accelerate in 2019 to enable the UN-backed Land Degradation Neutrality Fund.
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PSP buys majority stake in BFB from Proterra Investment Partners

The deal represents PSP’s latest major investment in Australian agriculture and has received FIRB approval.

Can the UK’s Clean Air Strategy improve the livestock sector?

The country’s drive to reduce ammonia emissions from livestock has had a positive reception from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists keen to introduce new technology to catalyze change.

FarmCompany adds dairy to €40m Danish portfolio

The firm is consolidating a group of sustainable farmland assets in Denmark, which now total 1,605 hectares in the country.

Advanced aeroponic technology start-up LettUs Grow secures £1m funding

The business will focus first on growing leafy greens and herbs, using a ‘smart’ system for indoor farms, to produce more using fewer resources.

ECJ ruling on new breeding techniques ‘will hold back innovation’

MEPs demand clarity on the move, which has also been criticized by industry and investors, as UK secretary of state Michael Gove identifies gene editing as key for future farming.

Brazil: Carnival atmosphere or another Latin lesson for ag?

With the conversion of rainforest into farmland likely to be a closely watched gauge of Brazil’s new administration, farmland investors active in the market will be challenged to carefully weigh near-term opportunities and long-term challenges.

Rabobank joins DFIs in $100m Argentina citrus company loan

San Miguel chief financial officer Patricio Aguirre Saravia tells Agri Investor that in recent months, a combination of economic and political factors has complicated the borrowing environment facing Argentina’s agribusinesses.

AB InBev and Tilray announce research partnership for cannabis-infused drinks

The global beer giant and the cannabis company are looking into non-alcoholic drinks containing THC and CBD through the tie-up, which is limited to Canada.

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