A hedge fund run by an arm of the world's largest agricultural company, Cargill, has enjoyed another strong profit from its Australian farming investment – the land and logistics company BFB Group.
Dutch Pension fund PGGM has committed between €50m and €100m to a Cargill owned private equity fund that invests in farmland and crop production.
Cargill has acquired the Poliplant Group, giving it approximately 50,000 hectares of land adjacent to Cargill’s existing palm oil operations in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Cargill met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials on Monday to discuss future investment in Indonesia's oil palm sector.
Black River Asset Management, a subsidiary of Cargill, one of the world's biggest food producers, has bought four grain-producing farms in the Darling Downs farming region between Dalby and Chinchilla.
UkrLandFarming, the Ukraine agriculture giant in which Cargill bought a stake in January, is seeking further investors to fund a warchest for buying on the cheap groups brought low by the country's crisis.
“We can have a nice debate about foreign investment here in Australia, but in the global context it isn’t a discussion about whether it is nice to have, we need it, we absolutely need it.”
In a new report released today, Oxfam analyzes how companies are approaching and developing their agricultural investments in Latin America, how land was acquired, and how small farmers and communities were affected in Paraguay, Guatemala and Colombia.
Black Earth Farming sells 28,000 ha of farmlands in Voronezh, Russia to company owned by Ukrainian oligarch Oleg Bakhmatyuk and US grain trader Cargill.
Four case studies document widespread abuses by Cargill palm oil supplier Kuala Lumpur Kepong
To make up for a shortfall in financing of the agriculture sector, 24 million ha have been made available to private investors.
Pour rattraper le retard en matière de financement du secteur, 24 millions d'hectares ont été mis à disposition d'investisseurs privés. Riz, café, hévéa, ils peuvent tout produire !