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Founder Jay Koh says volatility in fuel and fertilizer prices should support demand for Solinftec’s ALICE AI platform, which automates planting, spraying, harvesting and tendering of crops.
Rio de Janeiro, Christ statue
BTG Pactual emerged as fund manager of the year in the combined North and South America category.
The winners of global categories such as Personality, Firm and Fundraise of the Year, as well as sectors like agtech, sustainability and innovation.
Grao Direto chief executive Alexandre Borges says high-level interest in digitizing agricultural supply chains has helped attract a steady stream of international investors despite Brazil’s sometimes volatile backdrop.
Wheat field, Ukraine
Russia’s invasion raises short, medium and long-term questions that could cement a focus on regionalization and shorter supply chains in global agriculture.
Cattle farm - Uruguay
Portugal-based LatAm farmland manager TLG is keen to co-invest 5% to 10% with the new buyer and wants to stay on as manager.
Head of the non-profit financial think tank’s food and land use program Peter Elwin says investors should preserve future earnings by taking action to stop deforestation.
Head of timberland investments Tom Sarno says the firm has recently added a director of acquisitions for South America and plans to expand across Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and elsewhere.
Goldman Sachs MD John Goldstein says pension funds, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds have expressed interest in The Restore Fund, a vehicle exploring the carbon sequestration potential of forest restoration.
Senior managing director Marc Drouin says underused irrigation infrastructure helped make the C$204.5bn pension’s entry into European ag a highlight within natural resources deployments last year.
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