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James Murdoch-linked Lupa Systems' support of AppHarvest adds to a series of commitments from high-profile investors for the controlled environment ag-focused Equilibrium affiliate.
Managing director Rekha Unnithan says investors are increasingly looking at impact from a private equity perspective.
Global food and agriculture sector lead Taryn Goodman said the fund’s portfolio companies are well placed to support local income and benefit from increasing affluence.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation finds that shifting consumer preferences will lead to increased demand for health foods and alternative proteins, offering opportunities for growth.
The investment brings Samunnati’s total fundraising to $84.5m since it was founded in 2014.
Omnivore says foreign investors represent a sizeable portion of its second fund, which has a $75m target.
Despite uncertainties surrounding policy and the threat of economic strife, China remains a more attractive dairy export market than India, Tom Vilsack said at the Peoples Company’s Land Investment Expo.
The subcontinent’s middle class is not growing as fast as foreign companies would hope. But there are other reasons to invest in its agribusiness.
A vehicle being raised by Switzerland’s Blue Orchard has taken a 27% stake in a weather analytics start-up to help farmers combat India’s ‘leading national security challenge.’
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.
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