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The European Investment Fund and the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine are launching a guarantee vehicle to modernize the agriculture sector in the region and capitalize on the trend towards organic production.
The impact investor plans to capitalize on the burgeoning fair-trade market by increasing the African producer’s trading volumes, margins and product lines.
Modern Market hopes to funnel demand toward sustainable farmers, ranchers and suppliers as it adds to its 28 US locations, its co-chief executive tells Agri Investor.
Céréa Partenaire used its €225m Capital II fund to buy acquire Organic Alliance alongside three co-investors.
The company’s purchase of Bioagricert follows its addition of a Brazilian food safety lab in August.
The portfolio company cites 'recent events in our industry', which a regional competitor suggests likely refers to Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods in August.
The AMERRA Capital Management-backed company continues assembling its organic grains and oils supply chain as Rabobank reports that domestic supply is “struggling to catch up” with demand.
Following a pilot program, the AMERRA Capital Management affiliate will target impact investors for a vehicle it plans to raise in 2019.
When family members told Harn Soper 10 years ago it was his turn to take over the family farm, he did it under one condition: “That we convert it all to organic.”
Crop price premiums and increasing demand for organic products make the proposition for transitioning conventional land promising. But buyers beware: due diligence is rigorous, the transition process is labor-intensive, and there are no guarantees.

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