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Investment opportunities abound in the Indian agriculture sector, not least in its inefficient supply chain, writes strategy consultant Deepak Nighoskar.
The time is right to be investing into China’s agriculture industry as the Chinese government pushes for better food quality and higher yielding food production.
Ron Meeusen
Investment interest in agriculture technology is growing but whether it translates into actual commitments is still an open question, says Ron Meeusen, managing partner at Cultivian Sandbox Ventures.
The subsidiary of Calavo Growers, the fresh produce and farm products company, has raised $10m to fund its fresh food distribution platform ahead of an August launch.
The China-focused PE firm is targeting S$150m and will pursue the same strategy as Fund I across four main sectors: agriculture, healthcare, services and consumer-related industries.
Mandala Capital is planning the final close of its 10-year Indian Agribusiness private equity fund in November this year.
Omnivore Partners, the Indian venture capital firm focusing on agtech, has invested into Mitra, a machinery company. The firm's Fund I is now 50 percent deployed.

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