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Exclusive: Paine Schwartz targeting $1.2bn for new Food Chain fund

Minnesota State Board of Investment is considering a $150m commitment to the fifth iteration of the firm's flagship vehicle.

Rousseff’s re-election: The opportunity to reconcile a divided Brazil

Following the most contentious election in Brazil for a generation, Liquid Investments has published a white paper: 'Brazil: Victory Spells Opportunity’.

Rare Turkish agri manager puts fundraise on hold

Egeli & Co, a Turkish investment group, has put fundraising efforts on hold in the wake of geopolitical and economic tensions in Turkey and the region more generally.

Finnfund considers agri, invests in Mexican timber

The Finnish DFI is looking at agri opportunities and has signed an investment agreement with Mexico timber producer Proteak.
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TGAIS agri panel: Commercial scale is key

The agribusiness panel at The Global African Investment Summit emphasised that commercial scale across the value chain is essential to investment on the continent.

GEF’s top tip: look up

Forestry managers often waste up to 50 percent of a tree, particularly the tree tops, but these parts can create extra returns, said Jeffrey Leonard, president and chief executive at the African forestry manager at a recent conference.

Is agroforestry a lemon?

Agroforestry is a promising alternative to conventional, and damaging, agricultural systems, according to Patrick Worms, senior policy adviser at the World Agroforestry Centre.

Millenium: Drones to take off in ag

Investment into Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drone technology companies is gathering pace despite regulatory restrictions.

Poll: investment returns rule, responsible ideals gather pace

Nearly half of respondents said their interest in agri investment stemmed from the investment returns on offer but 24 percent claimed that responsible/impact investment was key to their interest.

KKR, Carlyle take closer look at development

The private equity industry is taking development issues more seriously when searching for new investments in agriculture and other sectors.

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