The Dutch lender has invited other financial institutions to contribute to the facility, which is likely to become operational next year.
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Responsible investing is moving up the agenda as a new generation takes the reins at family offices.
The vehicle will seek low-teen returns through investments in farmland and processing assets devoted to sustainable production of tree nuts, citrus and blueberries.
The bank will decide by November whether to commit to the private equity vehicle, which has the same target as its predecessor but a higher hard-cap.
The debt investment by the UK fund will enable Kapani, a Malawian meat processor, to expand its poultry operations fivefold.
The head of external management at AP Fonden 2, which committed $750m to a TIAA fund in 2014, tells Agri Investor why the Swedish pension favors core farmland investments.
The deal, completed just three months since the company raised €45m, will enable the Dutch firm to expand by adding mealworms, crickets and locusts to its portfolio.
The UK-based DFI plans to use the farm as a hub for a regional development effort aiming to stimulate commercial agriculture in the southern African nation.
Poor safety standards at China’s mega-farms are threatening investors with a crisis. But the potential returns earned by improving meat production processes provide an opportunity of the same scale.
Gautier Quéru, investment director at Mirova, talks about the imminent launch of the firm’s $300m fund, in partnership with the UN, to help achieve land degradation neutrality.