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LISTEN: Why ag salaries are on the rise

In our first podcast, we speak to Kincannon & Reed's Jos Boeren to find out who's hiring, what résumés they want to receive and whether LPs and GPs are starting to compete for talent.

Who’s afraid of emerging markets?

Timber and ag investors seem more eager to travel to developing countries than peers in other asset classes. Why is that?

Digging deep in Denmark, facing anger in Hungary

Savills' Ian Bailey tells Agri Investor that institutional investors are more risk averse today than 10 years ago, when they at least seemed curious about frontier markets.

Indian farmers get boost from 2GW solar project

Dubbed the world's largest solar park, the $2.3bn Pavagada facility will lease land from struggling producers in an arid part of Karnataka state.

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.

Abraaj pauses fundraising as founder steps aside

The emerging markets firm has halted fundraising and capital deployment as Arif Naqvi hands over leadership to two co-heads.

Exclusive: Rabobank mulls securitization of UN fund loans

Director of sustainability Bas Ruter tells Agri Investor how the Dutch bank hopes to securitize loans provided through a $1bn facility established alongside the UN once enough investments have been made.

Exclusive: Cordiant nears $500m first close on seventh fund

Having hired two Brazil-based execs, the Montreal-headquartered debt firm plans to raise a separate vehicle devoted to agriculture once it has closed its flagship fund.

IFC, Rabobank and Natixis lend $295m to Argentine agribusiness

IFC executives tells Agri Investor that the deal continues a years-long effort to stoke investor sentiment about the Latin American ag powerhouse that is starting to bear fruit.

AfDB channels $101m to Angola’s ag

The funds will be used to build enabling infrastructure, including 750 hectares of irrigation systems, in Cabinda Province, improving smallholders’ access to agricultural inputs and credit.

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