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Jacob Robbins, the former managing director of global sweeteners at Coca Cola, plans to establish projects across Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, predominantly in bioenergy crops.
Declining domestic production of beef in China is good news for fund managers focusing on the beef sector in countries such as Australia.
The Singaporean investor has invested $41.5m into Star Agriwarehousing and Collateral Management, an Indian agri-supply chain company.
The development bank is now considering investing into the equity of agribusinesses, as well as providing loans to the sector.
Treedom Group also sees scope to work with institutional investors on processing Agarwood trees, which produce oud oil commonly used across the Middle East.
India's CropIn Technology Solutions has attracted investment from the $20m BSP Fund as well as Ankur Capital.
State-backed private equity firm Hopu Investments will co-invest into Noble Agri alongside Cofco Corp in the creation of a new vertically integrated agribusiness joint venture.
The fund has backed Beloorbayir Biotech and is now fundraising for Fund II, targeting $200m.
Impact investment lender Calvert Foundation plans to establish an agri-related sideline.
The UK-based DFI is keen to invest into African and South Asian food processing businesses as it develops its direct investment platform.

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