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A U-turn in Ukraine?

Since 2001, a moratorium has prevented farmland sales in Ukraine. We analyze what would happen to prices if it were lifted.

FMO, Proparco back Armenian grocery business to prepare for possible IPO

The financing will go towards boosting technology, adding greenhouses and tightening governance at Spayka, which is looking to sell 20,000 tons of produce a year.

EIB to gauge ag loan demand through €400m bioeconomy program

The program's focus is on projects to be implemented through 2022, but EIB executives tell Agri Investor the bank hopes to replicate the entire program, if successful.

Romania posts record harvest as mega-deals loom

A UAE investor and a CEE-focused fund are preparing to transact in a market that is also in the crosshairs of TIAA’s Westchester.

Westchester hires Romania director

After stints with Spearhead International and Cargill, Greta Lupu joins Westchester in a country identified as a target market for the TIAA European Farmland Fund.

Central European farmland prices outpacing every other region

Booming values in Poland, Bulgaria and Romania should not prompt investors to overlook the region’s political and economic uncertainties, according to Savills' latest report.

ADM Capital pours $9.4m into Kazakh dairy

The Hong Kong-based firm, which bills itself as the most active PE investor in the Central Asian nation, will acquire a controlling stake in Aina Dairy Farm.

EBRD approves $150m loan for Olam

The development bank’s cash infusion will help the Singaporean agribusiness trader invest in its existing operations in Egypt, Georgia, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Danish farm asset manager gets €10m family office backing

UK, Dutch and Asian investors were among those who injected equity into FarmCo, in a sign of appetite for real assets and a ‘favorable outlook’ for Danish farmland assets.

Boom in global protein production ‘to pressure margins’

Trade expansion could provide further impetus for consolidation, with Asian demand feeding through exports growth in Brazil and the US, research suggests.

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