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IFC considers $120m loan to Olam ag supply chains

Uganda, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea are among the target countries for the proposed crop-financing program, which aims to improve market access for 40,000 smallholders.

LISTEN: A farming fiasco

In 2016, Aaron Beydoun launched a greenfield project in South America. A year later, the venture had already folded. In this podcast, the ag expert tells us what caused it to collapse – and what he would change if he had to do it again.

Specialty coffee ripe for a shot of capital

The owner of Brazil’s largest biodynamic farm tells us the industry is failing to catch up with demand because of a lack of financing.

IDB backs ag credit in seven LatAm countries with $45m loan

Paolo Bazan of IDB Invest tells Agri Investor that foreign insurance companies and pension funds are increasingly willing to provide long-term financing to export-focused agribusinesses in Latin America.

Innovatus seeks almost $2bn for niche strategies

The investment platform includes three strategy-specific funds and a flagship vehicle that would deploy capital across all strategies.

World’s largest SWF picks soy as next divestment target

Norway's sovereign fund has exited one of Brazil's largest agribusinesses, the latest in its moves away from assets it deems linked to deforestation.

Who’s afraid of emerging markets?

Timber and ag investors seem more eager to travel to developing countries than peers in other asset classes. Why is that?

MassPRIM tweaks timber policy, eyes new markets

Suggested changes include a $214m investment into Campbell Global’s Australian subsidiary and an expanded remit that could comprise New Zealand and Chile.

Blockchain-powered lending arrives to rural Brazil

Moeda is making its first investments in 18 Brazil-based agricultural co-operatives following a $20m initial coin offering last August.

Hancock buys 12,250 hectares of Chilean timberland

The deal is the firm's second in the Latin American country following its 2014 acquisition of a 62,000-hectare plantation with a local company.

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