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An opening for open-ended funds

Novel asset classes must start somewhere, and often they start with private equity-like structures. Agriculture is no exception: most managers offer closed-ended funds, or are seeking to raise one. Over the last couple of weeks, however, two firms went on the record about launching open-ended vehicles. Coincidence or something more? Yesterday, we reported that Milltrust […]

CDPQ Infra pledges to cultivate fallow land at REM metro station

CDPQ has created an agricultural land trust to form a metropolitan agricultural park near the station in order to limit urban sprawl by increasing the area of cultivated land by 6 percent.

Improve rural infra, US agri groups say

Deteriorating US infrastructure threatens the country’s position as a leader in agricultural production, more than 200 leading agricultural groups have said.

IFC commits $30m to Hosen Investment Fund III

The international financial institution invested $20m in Beijing-headquartered Hosen Capital's previous agri-focused fund

ACCC focuses on cattle and wheat supply chains

Businesses can supply information to a competition watchdog study on beef and cattle study anonymously, while the regulator has also widened wheat supply-chain access.

Chinese agri company plans $380m supply chain fund

The fund will invest in cold chain storage, agricultural products and e-commerce.

Australian PM announces A$100m North Australia Beef Roads Fund

Tony Abbott pledged the capital injection to improve roads critical for the region's beef industry at the Beef Australia 2015 event in Rockhampton, Queensland.

‘Agri PE in Africa needs government investment in infra’

Africa's agri sector needs government-led investment into basic infrastructure, and the continent is not growing at the rate it should be, said delegates at AVCA's conference.

PE-backed Indian warehousing company seeks capital

Sohan Lal Commodity Management is looking to raise fresh capital from investors to fund expansion into new countries and growth of its NBFC.

Ontario invests $60 million in forestry infrastructure

Ontario will inject $60 million into building forest access roads in 2015 and 2016.