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Early stage funding for any agriculture project can be tough but the world's development finance institutions should step up and do more, writes Paddy Docherty, chief executive of Phoenix Africa Development Company.
Two high net worth individuals have made $1.5m in soft commitments for direct deals via Black Sea Agriculture.
The agribuiness holding company has raised around $4m for its first project in Sierra Leone from investors including a US foundation and West African merchant bank.
The diversified Latin American fund has $35m in soft commitments from family offices and is now being marketed to institutions as it works towards a $300m target.
The California-based agritech firm has closed a $10 million round of Series A-1 funding.
The opportunities and risks associated with farmland investing across the world vary, according to Mintridge International.
Under its new name AgCAP, the firm has hired a new management team to take the asset management business in a different direction.
The JV between the Russian and UK firms has started talking to institutional investors and is raising capital for Eastern European Union investments.
The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund has taken a 20% direct stake in Godrej Agrovet, its second investment in the Godrej Group this year.
UK finance development institution CDC has committed $20m to one of the largest agri-business private equity funds in Africa. CDC hopes the move stimulates fundraising in the sector.

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