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The Eastern European country has some 41m ha of underdeveloped arable land. A new law that ends the near 20-year moratorium on farmland sales is just the start of a long road ahead.
Cows in the Field, south of Chile
The move comes after two failed follow-on fundraising attempts and a raft of senior departures over the years.
Carrot growing in soil
The blended finance vehicle has also attracted investments from the European Investment Bank as well as French and British government agencies.
The vehicle secured $100m from the Vermont Pension Investment Committee and will aim to make farmland acquisitions averaging $20m across the US, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Romania and Chile.
Director of agribusiness Natalya Zhukova tells Agri Investor how the goals and approaches that will guide sector investment through 2023 have evolved since the last strategy was written in 2010.
Mercaris senior economist Ryan Koory and founder Kelle James tell Agri Investor how the support comes as US organic producers navigate changes in import and investment patterns.
Agriculture in Russia and Ukraine seems to be back in robust shape. For foreign investors looking to make the trip, however, factors to consider run beyond economics.
A source familiar with the deal tells Agri Investor it comes as some international investors explore re-entry into a market many fled three-and-a-half years ago amid heightened tensions with Russia.
Western Australian Farm Investment Fund is targeting 13.5% IRR but has received little interest from domestic superannuation funds.
A 16-strong team will continue raising CEECAT Recovery Fund II after completing a management buyout.
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