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Livestock tech fund hits €24m first close

Seventure Partners, a subsidiary of France's Natixis, had already closed a €160m microbiome-focused fund backed by corporate giants in 2015.

Satellite firm aims to bring the world’s most remote farmland online

Inmarsat is partnering with big agri to boost margins at institutional-scale properties in LatAm and Asia.

Indian farmers get boost from 2GW solar project

Dubbed the world's largest solar park, the $2.3bn Pavagada facility will lease land from struggling producers in an arid part of Karnataka state.

Macquarie gets A$100m from Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The state-backed financier is investing in sustainability improvements across assets managed by the firm, with a new business created to help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Indian agtech firm raises $46m amid drive to cut the middleman

Omnivore says foreign investors represent a sizeable portion of its second fund, which has a $75m target.

German in-store farming start-up gets $25m backing

London-based Balderton Capital led the Series A funding, which Infarm will use to expand its network across Europe.

Ripple Foods nets $65m from Goldman Sachs, Euclidian, Fall Line

Co-founder Neil Renninger tells Agri Investor of a surge of investor interest in food-tech that has seen lines between private equity and venture capital blur.

Thunder Bay project points to the future of forestry

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products are launching a $17m venture that will produce bio-chemicals derived from wood, as part of an effort to renew the forest products industry.

Months after final close, Pontifax backs biostimulants

The firm has led a funding round for a company focused on ‘high-value’ and row crops, a sector its co-founder describes as agtech’s ‘single fastest-growing area.’

Trend 2018: Blockchain and climate-smart agri

The IFC’s Thomas Bauer thinks ‘bigger and better’ data mean farmers will become more willing to adopt digital technologies.

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