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Equilibrium’s second water fund targets $300m

The vehicle’s predecessor, Wastewater Opportunity Fund, closed on $184m in 2016 and focused on the construction of facilities to process food, beverage, agricultural and municipal wastewater.

Agriculture draws most investors among impact sectors

GIIN research director Abhilash Mudaliar tells Agri Investor the entry of mainstream investors into the impact segment is viewed largely positively, despite fears the label could be diluted.

Central European farmland prices outpacing every other region

Booming values in Poland, Bulgaria and Romania should not prompt investors to overlook the region’s political and economic uncertainties, according to Savills' latest report.

Large farmers have captured lion’s share of rise in land prices

The USDA says 'major owners' added an average of 132 acres to their holdings since 2000 and that land values will probably continue to decline.

Iowa farmland values rise for first time since 2013

The lead researcher for the 2017 Iowa Land Values Survey cautions that the 2% increase to an average of $7,326 per acre is a temporary break in a downward trajectory expected to continue.

Rabobank: more investment in agtech needed

Established food and agri businesses must ensure innovative technologies are harnessed, report author says.

China’s appetite for meat needs 15m hectares more farmland – report

The annual meat production of Brazil and Argentina, and 15m hectares of farmland, are needed to cater for increased Chinese demand for meat over the next decade.

New tool allows investors to analyse their deforestation risk

The tool suggests criteria for financial institutions to benchmark their investments against their peers.

FAO: Extra $105bn a year needed for agri to help end world hunger

The UN body's report suggests $267bn of extra investment a year is necessary to lift an estimated 800 million out of poverty.

Agri Investor Almanac 2015: a pie with many pieces

At first glance, agriculture and agribusiness investment may seem like a very small niche within the alternatives market, but it's incredibly diverse. This Almanac supplement offers an in-depth look at a number of agri's sub-sectors.

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