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Carrot growing in soil
The Australian government wants to hit a 90% reduction in the costs of measuring soil carbon to ‘transform the economics’ of soil carbon projects for farmers.
Climate change minister James Shaw says the annual reporting requirements will apply to all institutions with more than NZ$1bn in AUM.
Coral Reef - Great Barrier Reef
The two firms, which have previously collaborated on a water investment vehicle, have received A$500,000 to explore the business case for a new fund.
Red mangrove forest
Environmental stakeholders are accustomed to thinking about natural benefits such as pollination as a ‘service’ – investors will need to do the same to grasp the natural capital opportunity.
Gunn Agri Partners says its new sustainable farmland fund will link manager fees to ESG performance in what is believed to be a first for the sector.
The private equity firm has made the investment through its $1.3bn Global Impact Fund, which closed in February 2020.
Rural road
The Canadian pension fund has launched a new strategy to access the budding landscape of agtech companies emerging across the value chain.
Corn on the cob with EU flag
Plans to reduce use of harmful pesticide and fertilizer products, converting 25% of farmland to organic and incentivizing carbon sequestration is what the industry needs.
Corn field, aerial view, farmland
The agtech company has developed a breeding platform that allows crops to be tailored to a desired nutritional and physical composition, differentiating them from competitor products.
Wagyu beef, cattle
Tasmanian Agriculture Company has become the first farm in the state to register a soil carbon project under Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund – its owners believe it will help make the business attractive to private equity investors.
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