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PowerPollen already has licensing and research partnerships with Corteva and BASF and plans to market directly to individual farmers over the long term, says co-founder Todd Krone.
Founder Nick Cooney says Asian family offices provided 70% of the $23m already raised towards a $50m target, as Asian governments introduce incentives to support investment into the alternative protein space.
Founder Josh Lessing says the mixture of ag and robotics focused investors contributing to Root AI’s $7.2m seed round feel the same sense of urgency from different perspectives.
CO2 GRO says much of the world’s circa 45 billion square feet of greenhouse space already contains irrigation equipment that is compatible with the company’s CO2 delivery systems.
AGP and four other investors have committed A$13m to the livestock feed additive start-up that has been shown to reduce methane emissions from beef and dairy production by up to 80%.
James Murdoch-linked Lupa Systems' support of AppHarvest adds to a series of commitments from high-profile investors for the controlled environment ag-focused Equilibrium affiliate.
Chairman Dave Chen says the investment reflects Mexico’s continued importance to North American produce supply and the global scope of the controlled environment market.
Joe Azelby
UBS group managing director Joe Azelby sees promising demand drivers for farmland but the lack of 'scalable doorways' will limit large investors.
CEFC has made its first investment in carbon sequestration with a A$1.7m commitment to the Soil Carbon Company.
Windmill, Australian outback
MIRA’s head of agriculture talks to Agri Investor about sustainable farming in the wake of covid-19, and provides an update on fund deployment and plans for a fourth fund.
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