Fonds agroalimentaire CDPQ will make direct and fund investments designed to support Quebec’s agri businesses, new farmers and established family farmers.
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The investment includes an equity and revenue sharing agreement with a non-profit organization that provides training and support formerly gang members.
The infusion of capital will support efforts to commercialize carinata as a sustainable feedstock for bio jet fuels and animal feed.
With commitments from four new investors – among them AXA and KBC – the impact investor has raised a total of $140m for its agRIF fund.
New Hampshire-based Conservation Forestry raised $269m for its fourth fund, with European pensions playing a key role, according to chief operating officer Paul Young.
The impact investing firm has purchased an $8m stake in agricultural logistics and financing provider Sohan Lal, with plans to help the Indian company expand its loans offerings to smallholder farmers.
Pipeline Foods will initially focus on helping established food companies create transparent supply chains for expanding organic and non-GMO offerings.
An impact fund focused on Ugandan agribusiness and supported by the European Union is nearly halfway towards its final target of €25 million.
The €80 million fund is designed to help strengthen ties between French and African business across a variety of sectors, including agriculture.
Participation in the $4.25m funding round for Kuli Kuli marks the first investments from eighteen94, Kellogg’s $100m venture fund designed to give the company exposure to innovative food ideas.