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Midwestern BioAg attracts $20m growth capital

Proteus Environmental Technologies and Grower’s Secret now own a controlling stake in the firm after injecting $20 million to help fund its expansion plan.
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AfDB’s agriculture fund injects capital into Tanzania, Mozambique

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund has invested nearly $2m into four agribusinesses in the two countries across the sugar, poultry, horticulture and milk sectors.
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Waikato Uni launches agtech seed fund

The New Zealand university has launched a fund to invest into agriculture technology in the country, funding projects such as forestry automation and biomaterials.

US farmland values not in a bubble, says TIAA-CREF

Strong demand and less leverage means there is no bubble in North American farmland values, according to John Goodreds, senior director, natural resources.
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GreenSoil Investments to start fruit funds

The agri and real estate fund manager has already established two funds and is now looking for opportunities in the fruit markets of Canada and Europe.
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Bob Geldof’s PE fund returns to agri with new investment

8 Miles LLP has invested into a Ugandan poultry business, its second investment into Africa’s agriculture sector.
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Industry pans proposed EU restriction of GMOs

The trade body EuropaBio – as well as corporates such as Monsanto – has warned that proposed GMO rules could hamper investment.
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World Bank offers Angola $1bn investment

The lending institution could leverage investment from the private sector into Angola’s agriculture industry alongside its own commitment.

Indoor garden tech firm secures $2m

Upfront Ventures led the seed round of funding for plant-growing technology start-up Grove Labs, alongside three other VC firms and an individual angel investor.
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Taggares Agriculture readies IPO

The firm will list on the Nasdaq exchange after raising IPO capital to acquire the vineyard business of the Taggares family, according to an SEC filing.

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