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Indian agtech firm raises $46m amid drive to cut the middleman

Omnivore says foreign investors represent a sizeable portion of its second fund, which has a $75m target.

US ag in China’s trade war crosshairs, says former USDA chief

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.

Indian ag: fertile or futile?

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.

Ahead of second close, German-backed climate fund bets on Indian ag

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.’

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.

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