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Initiative 20x20, a collaboration between LatAm and Caribbean countries, multilateral organisations and the private sector, will restore 20m hectares of degraded forest and agricultural land across the region.
The private equity firm will invest at least $100m in Sundrop Farms from its $6bn Asia Fund II.
The US venture capital firm has invested into Farmers Edge from the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth Fund.
Open Prairie, Cultivian Sandbox and Anterra Capital were among the venture capital firms involved in Vestaron’s series C round.
The Climate Bond Initiative's new Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Expert Group met to discuss eligibility criteria for climate-smart bonds.
Climate change will be one of the biggest issues for the agriculture investment market in the next 10 years, delegates at a recent agriculture conference in London told John Giles, divisional director with Promar International.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
The signing of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture and other climate initiatives are exciting developments but expose scepticism in investors.
The global development group is dedicating 60% of its budget to help 500m farmers in developing nations, according to a UN Climate Summit announcement.
The private equity industry is taking development issues more seriously when searching for new investments in agriculture and other sectors.
The German airline is currently talking to three investment firms about taking on a GP role for the fund, which will invest into farmland and basic processing.

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