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Český fond půdy, an open-ended Czech farmland investment fund, received commitments from mutual funds, high net worth individuals and a pension fund. It is targeting €10m a year.
Thirty-three percent of Agri Investor pollsters voted that family offices were showing the greatest appetite for the asset class, while 31 percent pointed to institutional investor demand.
The Larta Institute will use endowment funds to invest in start-up companies alongside its venture capital partner.
The UK venture capital firm led a A$6 million Series C investment round into Agworld, an Australian agdata software company. Agworld is now focusing on entering the US market.
Private capital will play an integral role in the EU's agri-related, multi-sector development programme for Africa.
Valuing the integrated farms business and finding the right buyer were not straightforward, according to FarmCare managing director Richard Quinn.
At least three investment firms are offering exposure to the herb as M&A volumes increase, according to PwC.
The investment is a sign of more positive times for the Indian private equity market, according to the firm's India head.
The technology giant's Singapore operation has ventured into hydroponic vegetable farming in a bid to improve Singapore's self-sufficiency.
Asia Climate Partners will invest in third party agri and forestry funds as well as making direct investments. It is targeting $750m with a $1bn hard cap.

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