At a time when most Middle Eastern sovereigns are already hungry for farmland deals, geopolitical tensions are pushing Qatar’s state-backed fund into an even greater acquisitive mode. Should other investors fear the competition?
Criterion Africa Partners, a Maryland headquartered firm comprised of the team formerly behind Global Environmental Fund’s Africa Sustainable Forestry program, is targeting $150m for the team’s second vehicle.
The investment in Zebu Investment Partners’ Africa Food Security Fund comes soon after publication of a UN report highlighting agriculture as a key sector in efforts to manage migration flows on the continent.
In 2016, Aaron Beydoun launched a greenfield project in South America. A year later, the venture had already folded. In this podcast, the ag expert tells us what caused it to collapse – and what he would change if he had to do it again.
Dallas Police and Fire Pension System investment manager Ryan Wagner tells Agri Investor that an ongoing review at the $2.1bn pension includes examination of fund structures most appropriate for an agricultural investor of its size.