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Timberland, forest
The firm is working on two strategies – one for institutional investors that will target farmland and timberland assets, and one that will focus on corporates and their carbon offset needs.
Deforestation, timberland, forestry
Sustainable Fitch director David McNeil says offsets can help 'counteract some of the drivers of deforestation and provide incentives for local long-term management.'
Principal Jean-Philippe Syed says European retailers including Carrefour, Lidl and Aldi established multi-year relationships with North African producers following covid-19-related supply disruption last year.
Eventual opening to direct farmland ownership is by no means guaranteed, but signs of growing foreign participation are visible in a Ukrainian ag market facing regulatory and climatic change.
Farm field, Africa, Nigeria
The UN body granted its firm direct loan to Nigerian impact enterprise Babban Gona, which has since received commitments worth $23m from other senior debt lenders.
The blended-finance impact vehicle was initiated by the UN and has made five investments with underlying commodities such as cocoa, hazelnuts and timber.
Fa Yuen Street Market in Hong Kong
Proterra Investment Partners' Asia arm has grown to the point where it accounts for most of the firm’s AUM and is the focus for the firm’s future growth.
Vice president Andreas Davidsen says after 20 years of challenges the firm is to ‘focus more on the agribusiness value chain’.
Food security fears made food and ag-focused technology a 'small but important' part of SOI investments in 2020, reflecting increased sophistication among operators.
Valoral Advisors founder Roberto Vitón says Hancock's entry into Chile’s ag sector comes amid US and European LP interest that has grown despite the country’s political challenges.
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