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Ecotierra launches $50m sustainability fund, eyes Q1 2018 close

The agroforestry developer has partnered Quebec’s Fondaction and France's Mirova to target projects aimed at mitigating deforestation and land degradation in Latin America.

Canadian government, UBC tackle gas emissions

The government’s C$1.8m investment with the University of British Columbia is one of 20 new research projects supported by the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program aimed at emissions mitigation in the ag sector.

How to make money from conservation investments

A fresh report seeks to address the ‘disconnect’ between conservation organizations and institutional investors. Its authors told us how LPs can hope to generate returns.

Smith College endowment targets agri amid impact push

The $1.8bn Massachusetts institution has announced plans to seek exposure to sustainable agriculture and other impact investing sub-sectors. Will the move signal a trend among endowments?

IDB invests $55m to boost Haiti agri productivity through tech upgrade

Lack of financing is one constraint faced by the country as it seeks to bolster the most important sector of its economy, the bank said.

Why the future of smart farming depends on soil

Tomer Tzach, chief executive of analytics start-up CropX, says a new wave of cost-efficient sensors could help farmers run a much tighter ship by giving them greater understanding of what happens underground.

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.

VC-backed Freight Farms grows into new markets, moves HQ

The Spark portfolio company is venturing into new business channels as demand grows for indoor farming produce.

Agri investment needed to ‘root out poverty’

Instead of being ‘poverty traps,’ rural areas can drive economic growth in developing countries, the FAO says.

FAO calls for investment to fight antimicrobial resistance ‘throughout the food chain’

The organization reckons the issue is an increasingly serious threat to public health and food production.