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Ecotierra launches $50m sustainability fund, eyes Q1 2018 close

The agroforestry developer has partnered Quebec’s Fondaction and France's Mirova to target projects aimed at mitigating deforestation and land degradation in Latin America.

AgDevCo backs smallholder farmers in Senegal, Mozambique

The impact investor is supporting a Senegalese rice miller and a Mozambican livestock company as part of an $11.5m program complementing its main investment activity.

Pipeline Foods expands Missouri organic soy facility

The AMERRA Capital Management-backed company continues assembling its organic grains and oils supply chain as Rabobank reports that domestic supply is “struggling to catch up” with demand.

Smith College endowment targets agri amid impact push

The $1.8bn Massachusetts institution has announced plans to seek exposure to sustainable agriculture and other impact investing sub-sectors. Will the move signal a trend among endowments?

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.

EIB commits $10m to Ethiopia-focused fund

The investment in Cepheus Growth Capital Partners' maiden vehicle will help boost the country's agriculture and agro-processing sectors.

Flow Equity secures AgDevCo backing to build Rwandan poultry platform

Having received a $3m debt investment from the UK institution, the US firm hopes to attract equity investors to the portfolio.

Rabobank teams with UN on $1bn sustainable ag fund

The Dutch lender has invited other financial institutions to contribute to the facility, which is likely to become operational next year.

Millennials fueling impact investing shift

Responsible investing is moving up the agenda as a new generation takes the reins at family offices.

Agriculture Capital flies past target to close Fund II on $548m

The vehicle will seek low-teen returns through investments in farmland and processing assets devoted to sustainable production of tree nuts, citrus and blueberries.