29 Jan 2016 REDD Monitor
Land grabbing: “Big, big problem”
Kurt Langbein, director of a documentary film, “Land Grabbing“ visits the scenes of land grabs and talks to farmers, local communities and to the investors behind the schemes. The injustice of this destructive “development” model could not be clearer.
26 Jan 2016 Reuters
Cargill subsidiary Black River spins off private equity firm
Cargill Inc subsidiary Black River Asset Management LLC announced on Monday the spinoff of a private equity firm focused on food and agriculture, including farmland investments.
02 Dec 2015 Beef Central
Cargill’s Black River fund continues Australian farmland acquisitions
Cargill’s global asset management business, Black River, has recently extended its Australian agricultural land asset portfolio, buying two Queensland cattle grazing properties near Mackay for conversion into higher-return sugarcane production.
23 Oct 2015 ABC
Mackay Sugar gains access to new farmland after investment firm acquires cattle property
Racecourse Projects, owned by Cargill's Black River Asset Management and Mackay Sugar, has purcahsed a 3,244 hectare cattle property in North Queensland.
29 Sep 2015 Reuters
Cargill's Black River Asset Management to split into three separate firms
Cargill Inc said on Monday that it will spin off Black River Asset Management LLC and split the hedge fund arm into three separate employee-owned firms. The subsidiary owns farms in Colombia, covering over 120,000 acres.
25 May 2015 Financial Review
Cargill's Black River enjoys more Australian farmland profits
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.
03 Feb 2015
PGGM commits to Black River Food Fund 2
Dutch Pension fund PGGM has committed between €50m and €100m to a Cargill owned private equity fund that invests in farmland and crop production.
06 Jan 2015 Cargill
Cargill takes steps to meet growing demand for sustainable palm oil
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.
09 Dec 2014 Reuters
Cargill may invest $1b in Indonesia over 3 to 4 years with poultry focus
Cargill met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials on Monday to discuss future investment in Indonesia's oil palm sector.
17 Nov 2014 Financial Review
Australia: US fund pays $30m for Queensland grain farms
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.
14 Oct 2014 Agrimoney
UkrLandFarming seeks funds to buy troubled rivals
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.
26 May 2014 Weekly Times
Cargill Australia managing director Phillipa Purser says foreign investment globally is important
“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.”


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