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Agro Nica Holdings will launch a $40m institutional fundraise next month after recently completing an early round from family office capital.
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The Illinois-based pension fund has transferred its agricultural investments account from Cozad/Westchester to the Hancock Natural Resource Group.
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The agtech business accelerator and commercialisation agent will receive funding from the Canadian government to help encourage the agtech market’s development in Canada.
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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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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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The New Zealand university has launched a fund to invest into agriculture technology in the country, funding projects such as forestry automation and biomaterials.
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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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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8 Miles LLP has invested into a Ugandan poultry business, its second investment into Africa’s agriculture sector.
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The trade body EuropaBio – as well as corporates such as Monsanto – has warned that proposed GMO rules could hamper investment.

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