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The Leading Harvest initiative was driven by a working group that included Nuveen/Westchester, Hancock Natural Resources Group and Cottonwood Ag Management, among others.
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A three-year USDA-sponsored study found $47.5bn of assets are being managed through 70 investment strategies that include criteria associated with holistic ag 'regenerative' approaches.
Signs of eroding barriers between largely separate corners of the markets are generating excitement and offer hints for managers looking to meet new demand.
As the aquaculture industry weighs whether its future is onshore, in the open-ocean or both, private equity investors have an opportunity to help develop a market seen as key to meeting future protein demand.
Global Impact Investing Network manager says GPs and LPs involved with timber expect climate change initiatives to help increase income from carbon trading and reforestation.
Partner Todd Solow says educating growers and retailers about the potential return on investment from the company’s plant health products was key to the investment’s success.
The historically timber-focused firm hired former Brookfield Asset Management director Stavros Koutsantonis this year as part of its expansion into conservation-focused agricultural investments.
Farmland service provider Peoples Company and data firm Mercaris will work with producers and other industry contacts to produce a study on organic farmland as an asset class.
At last month’s Agri Investor Forum in Chicago discussion about bridging gap between farmland and agtech, panelists from Vestaron, Marrone Bio Innovations and AgLaunch focused on focused largely on biopesticide products and consumers’ growing demand for organics and traceability.
Venture partner Peter Votkjaer Jorgensen tells Agri Investor that over the long-term, Spoiler Alert’s unsold food inventory data could facilitate inter-regional trade in items nearing their expiration dates.
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