Agriculture demand is set to soar as Brazil’s 21 million middle-class households become increasingly health-conscious, according to the USDA.
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The venture firm has raised €40m from Ireland’s sovereign development fund and opened its first European office in the ‘agtech island.’
Former PSP Investments managing director Antoine Bisson-McLernon says establishing multiple partnerships with local operators is the key to scaling up in a very fragmented global agriculture market.
Houston-based EIV Capital’s $47m investment in AMP Americas will support plans to expand production of biogas using dairy waste as a feedstock.
Paine Schwartz Partners’ UK-based portfolio company’s acquisition adds about 100 local farmers to its network of suppliers.
The New Zealand co-operative has increased the farmgate milk price to NZ$6.75kgMS, citing strengthening global demand for dairy products.
Together with other DFIs, the World Bank affiliate will provide training to farmers in the east African nations as part of an effort to strengthen connections with local and international produce markets.
The food and agri private equity firm has acquired a minority stake in Betânia.
The Eastern Europe-focused investor has exited Covalact after the deal with French dairy group Lactalis was approved by Romania’s competition council.
The transaction marks the first exit for the firm’s Agri-Vie Fund I, which invested $4 million in the South African company in 2009.