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Rabo Equity Advisors to launch $500m third fund in 2019 in Indian agri-food sector

The vehicle is a response to population growth in the country and demand for higher-quality produce due to increased spending power, Executive Chairman Rajesh Srivastava told Agri Investor.

EBRD agribusiness to strengthen social focus and explore new partnerships

Director of agribusiness Natalya Zhukova tells Agri Investor how the goals and approaches that will guide sector investment through 2023 have evolved since the last strategy was written in 2010.

Investors back InspiraFarms research to cut harvest losses in developing countries

The firm’s project features the installation of energy-efficient, small-scale refrigerated storage near the point of harvest to cut losses and drive investment across Africa, India and Latin America.

Agri Investor Forum: Managers tout market turn

Agri players are seeing significant opportunities for private farmland investors amid financial pressure on US agricultural producers.

Gina Rinehart blasts government interference in Australian ag

Australia’s richest woman and chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group has criticised excessive red tape and the ‘burdens’ placed on ag by government.

Phatisa hires Eugene Stals as CIO

The manager is currently raising its Food Fund 2, which held a first close on $125m and is targeting a final close on $300m by the middle of next year.

CalSTRS: ‘Co-investments should be increased’

The pension is planning a much larger co-investment program as part of its 'Collaborative Model' approach to private equity, reports Agri Investor sister publication Private Equity International.

Blue Sky appoints former Hastings boss as chairman

Andrew Day, who led Hastings Funds Management for six years, will step into the role later this month.

Agri Investor Forum: Ag funds navigating shifts in LP sentiment

While the opening panel at our 2018 Forum in Chicago acknowledged such near-term headwinds facing managers as increased competition for fixed income, there was optimism for long-term growth.

Five takeaways from CalPERS’ investment committee meeting

The $362bn pension plan laid out its plans for its direct investment program and named an interim CIO, reports Agri Investor sister publication Private Equity International.

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