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Global agriculture businesses are increasingly turning to the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ to meet environmental targets and boost yields, according to a new study. But obstacles to using this technology remain.
Chief investment officer Andrew Sawyer tells Agri Investor the $14bn pension is 'pretty close to being fully committed' after allocating more than $800m to ag and timber vehicles since 2014.
Having hired two Brazil-based execs, the Montreal-headquartered debt firm plans to raise a separate vehicle devoted to agriculture once it has closed its flagship fund.
Hortau is also sponsored by Avrio Ventures and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, a subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada.
A partnership with Eastern Colorado Seeds sees the precision agtech company's expand further, expanding its reach into eight western Plains states.
Geosys says its strategy of partnering with other specialised companies allows them each to focus on their strengths.
The USDA and Farm Credit System-backed PE fund has invested $5m into Hortau, a California-based precision irrigation company.
The precision agriculture data management tool provider will use the funding to help expand its operations in Russia, Brazil, Australia and the US.
The venture capital arm of the Japanese electronics firm has invested into Plant Life Systems, a sensor and control systems company, to improve agri productivity in Asia.
The sustainable investment specialist is predicting a 17% growth rate in the US precision agri market.

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