• Harvard’s exploitation in Chile
    • The Crimson
    • 29 April 2013

    Harvard’s ownership of Agrícola Brinzal casts serious doubts on the wisdom of Harvard Management Company’s current policies.

  • Canadian pension fund likes NZ forest growing conditions, access to Asian markets
    • Business Desk
    • 19 December 2012

    Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board is looking to capitalise on favourable growing conditions and access to Asian markets having taken a 30 percent stake in the central North Island's Kaingaroa forestry estate.

  • Mendillo returns to farms as Harvard vies for Ivy rebound
    • Bloomberg
    • 18 September 2012

    Since Jane Mendillo took over the endowment in July 2008, Harvard’s holdings of forests, farms and other natural resources in Brazil as well as in New Zealand and Romania have grown to about 10 percent of the portfolio -- more than $3 billion -- and she wants to add more.

  • Harvard bullish on natural resources
    • Foundation & Endowment Intelligence
    • 24 July 2012

    The chief of Harvard University’s $32 billion endowment said the fund has been eyeing timberland, farmland, infrastructure, energy and water-related investments in anticipation of growing global demand.

  • Harvard University urged not to participate in farmland investor conference
    • Global Policy Forum
    • 19 April 2012

    US groups call on Harvard to reconsider its institutional participation in agricultural land investments and to look for more just and sustainable ways to support its educational and research missions.

  • The Endowment and Africa: HMC should disavow investments that disenfranchise the world’s poor
    • The Crimson
    • 30 September 2011

    At the current stage, we do not have adequately available evidence to consider either HMC or Emergent at fault for the purported economic wrongdoings outlined in the Oakland Institute report.

  • Les universités américaines s’offrent des terres
    • Courrier International
    • 23 June 2011

    Après les Etats et les entreprises étrangères, les grandes facultés d’outre-Atlantique investissent massivement sur le continent noir. Et les paysans locaux n’en bénéficient guère.

  • Claims of African 'land grab' spark controversy
    • CNN
    • 12 June 2011

    A new report published this week claims farmers in Africa are being driven off their traditional lands to make way for vast new industrial farming projects backed by European hedge funds seeking profits and foreign countries looking for cheap food.

  • US universities in Africa 'land grab'
    • Guardian
    • 09 June 2011

    Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out.

  • What price NZ? Land bid tests limits
    • NZ Herald
    • 27 May 2011

    Last week, bids closed for an 83% stake in Fonterra's biggest supplier, Dairy Holdings, which oversees 72 South Island farms. Bidders reportedly include Chinese dairy giant Bright Dairy, a pastoral fund owned by Australian investment bank Macquarie Group, British private equity firm Terra Firma. US private equity firm Carlyle Group and the Harvard Endowment Fund.

  • US university buys $28m dairy farm
    • NZ Herald
    • 07 October 2010

    An American university is buying a New Zealand dairy farm for more than $28 million as officials and would-be overseas investors get ready for new rules.

  • Harvard University to buy Otago farmland
    • Radio New Zealand
    • 07 October 2010

    New Zealand's Federated Farmers is welcoming the purchase of a big slice of farmland in central Otago by Harvard University for $34.1 million.

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