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Ag aligns with investor’s frontier finance impact goals – GIIN

GIIN research manager Rachel Bass says grant capital is a good match for the incubators, accelerators and de-risking mechanisms that can be pivotal in encouraging investment across sectors in frontier markets.

Moringa ‘hype’ outpaces investor demand – Pearl Capital Partners

Managing partner Edward Isingoma says investors are more interested in Uganda’s burgeoning cannabis industry than the plant-based 'superfood', long viewed as having significant social impact potential for the developing world.

Pipeline Foods launches sustainability program

Senior vice-president for agriculture and public affairs Erin Heitkamp expects to see standardization of industry-sector issues and key performance indicators.
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EXEO backs Tanzanian producer of Purdue University-designed grain bags

The South African private equity firm said the Gates Foundation's decision that the woven polymer storage bags had reached commercial maturity cleared the way for it to invest in the product, which is used in the cement and agriculture industries.
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Government support is ‘the US’s only scalable regenerative agriculture strategy’

A three-year USDA-sponsored study found $47.5bn of assets are being managed through 70 investment strategies that include criteria associated with holistic ag 'regenerative' approaches.

DOB Equity invests in Kenyan lab testing business

The firm invested in Cropnuts, which provides lab tests on soil, water and crops, alongside AHL Venture Partners, with food security a continuing thematic for the Dutch family office investor.
FinDev Canada’s CIO says its focus on women’s empowerment means it will take into account female executives’ backgrounds and experience when evaluating funds

FinDev Canada’s agri investments to mix fund and direct approaches

The development finance institution’s CIO says its focus on women’s economic empowerment means it will incorporate a broader view of female executives’ backgrounds and experience when evaluating funds for potential investment.

Butterfly to devote 10% of fund’s net profits to food philanthropy – exclusive

Co-founders Adam Waglay and Dustin Beck say donating a portion of profits from KKR spinout's $520m debut fund will help it to deepen connections in the food industry.

RRG brings in $225m for water vehicle

Chief operating officer Nicole Neeman Brady told the Global Climate Action Plan Summit late last year that government support for the solar industry provided a useful model for fostering private water investments.

Is ag starting to see some real convergence?

Signs of eroding barriers between largely separate corners of the markets are generating excitement and offer hints for managers looking to meet new demand.
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