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Demands for transparency surrounding foreign investment in US ag have been strengthened by the pandemic and growing recognition of rivalry with China.
Fresh attention on the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act is prompting US managers to re-examine regulatory risks and requirements around investing foreign capital.
Chairman Dave Chen says the pair will address technological challenges stemming from heat and humidity that could help clear the path for controlled environment agriculture's growth throughout broader Southeast Asia.
Pine forest in sunlight
The Sustainable Forestry and Natural Capital Fund will target an 8% to 9% net IRR over the 10-year life of a fund designed to target mitigation, carbon and water conservation opportunities.
Oaktree Capital Partners is no longer involved with Argyle Capital Partners, ending the former’s involvement in the ag and water assets previously managed under the Blue Sky banner.
Timberland, forestry, agri investor, natural capital, carbon credits
‘You can see the capital interest is here’ for investing in nature-based solutions to reduce carbon emissions, said head of agriculture and natural assets Liz O’Leary.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has committed A$30m to Wyuna’s first fund, alongside property firm the Goodman Group.
New Forests has made its first foray into Africa with the acquisition of Green Resources through its African Forestry Investment Platform.
New Harvest, chaired by industry veteran Don Mackay, is aiming to hold a first close of A$150m before the end of 2022.
New Agriculture’s Bruce King and New Forests’ Mark Rogers discuss the new division’s strategy, what investors want from the asset class, and the potential blend of farmland and forestry into a single investment product.

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