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India’s ag potential: overhyped?

A revision to global cropland estimates and Cargill’s announcement of expansion plans suggest the country will be a growing focus, but Proterra's Deepak Malik says investors' hopes should remain grounded.

Global cropland supply up to 20% higher than thought

There is a total of 1.87bn hectares of cropland in the world, an upward revision made possible by higher-resolution imagery that overwhelmingly benefits Asia.

Matrix Partners targets India’s ag supply chain

The Indian private equity firm has made its first investment in ag tech by backing newly-established Gobasco, a company focused on optimizing India’s agri supply chain.

Developing world to shape future sugar demand

Consumer focus on weight loss will likely lead to a decrease in global consumption over the next 15 years, says Rabobank.

IFC considers loan for India, Bangladesh mills

In July, the developmental finance institution’s board will consider a loan supporting expansion plans of Singapore-based agri trader Agrocorp.

VC consortium back $80m Swiggy round

A group including Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners participated in the Series E round in the Indian food delivery company.

TPG-linked impact fund buys Indian dairy stake

The $50m investment marks the debut agri investment and second investment overall from The Rise Find, TPG Growth’s $2bn global impact fund.

Incofin raises additional $27m for agri fund

With commitments from four new investors – among them AXA and KBC – the impact investor has raised a total of $140m for its agRIF fund.

Incofin purchases $8m stake in Indian agri logistics company

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.

IFC plans $30m loan for Indian pulses plants

The debt investment backs the expansion of ETC Agro Processing India Private Limited's pulses milling operations in Kolkata, India.