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The time is right to be investing into China’s agriculture industry as the Chinese government pushes for better food quality and higher yielding food production.
The Danish government will invest Kr40m into the new agriculture private equity fund and hopes to attract a further Kr800m from local pension funds and other private investors.
As the diversity of agri funds grows, and the credibility of their management improves, there is an opportunity for a thriving fund of funds market to mobilise institutional investors.
India's agriculture sector is picking up pace and was worth $151bn in 2012, according to data compiled by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF).
A development equity is the perfect way for development finance institutions and private equity investors to invest together, writes Duncan Owen, senior managing partner of Phatisa.
Mandala Capital is planning the final close of its 10-year Indian Agribusiness private equity fund in November this year.
In 2013 some $7.2 billion of private capital was committed to African agriculture projects through Grow Africa, the partnership programme established by the World Economic Forum, NEPAD and the African Union to accelerate the transformation of African agriculture. This is twice the amount in 2012.
Omnivore Partners, the Indian venture capital firm focusing on agtech, has invested into Mitra, a machinery company. The firm's Fund I is now 50 percent deployed.

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