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  • BrasilAgro’s string of new farmland acquisitions signals ongoing land speculation
    • CRR
    • 21 May 2020

    BrasilAgro, which recently merged with farmland investor Agrifirma, continues to aggressively implement its business model that focuses on the acquisition and transformation of Cerrado savanna into farmland.

  • Brazilians flee drought-ravaged land once touted as frontier
    • Bloomberg
    • 11 Oct 2016

    Weather challenges in the region, called Matopiba after the first two letters of Maranhao, Tocantins, Piaui and Bahia states, shouldn’t have flabbergasted farmers and investors. What’s been surprising is the voracious appetite for planting there.

  • Lakewood Asset Management launches Australian agricultural investment
    • PR Web
    • 12 Mar 2013

    Lakewood Asset Management is pleased to announce the launch of its latest agricultural asset project -- Australian Farmland in partnership with Agri Firma Capital of the UK.

  • Grim reapers: the exploitation of Brazil's savannah
    • Telegraph
    • 12 May 2012

    In this extract from his book The Landgrabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth, Fred Pearce witnesses the relentless plundering by intensive commercial farmers of Brazil’s rich savannah

  • Rogers joins board of farmland investment group
    • Investment Week
    • 03 Oct 2011

    Commodities investor Jim Rogers has been appointed to the board of the farmland investment firm Genagro Ltd

  • Investors make land bets as agriculture play
    • Market Watch
    • 13 Sep 2011

    Agrifirma, a private investment company backed by financier Lord Rothschild, transferred around half of its assets to a new joint venture with Brazilian private equity firm BRZ Investimentos.

  • Agrifirma looks abroad after $80m Brazil tie-up
    • Agrimoney
    • 05 Sep 2011

    Agrifirma Brazil, the well-connected farmland investment company, is investigating opportunities outside South America after placing most of its Brazilian agriculture operations into a joint venture with private equity heavyweight.

  • The Cerrado: Brazil’s other biodiverse region loses ground
    • Yale e360
    • 14 Apr 2011

    While Brazil touts its efforts to slow destruction of the Amazon, another biodiverse region of the country is being cleared for large-scale farming. But unlike the heralded rainforest it borders, the loss of the cerrado and its rich tropical savanna so far has failed to attract much notice.

  • Brazilian farmland group set for HK listing
    • Financial Times
    • 18 Jul 2010

    A farmland development group backed by Jacob Rothschild is to become the first Brazilian company to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange

  • Brazilian farms sow seeds of openness
    • Financial Times
    • 14 Apr 2010

    “It’s not common in Brazil to find farmers presenting accounts to international investors. What you can see here is the new model for agribusiness in Brazil,” says André Pessôa, co-ordinator of the Rally da Safra.

  • Agricultural funds reap a rich harvest
    • Wealth Bulletin
    • 24 Dec 2009

    Agricultural funds made 9.5% last year, according to data provider BarclayHedge, while almost every other investment opportunity lost money.

  • David Stevenson: Farmland looks dirt cheap
    • Financial Times
    • 24 Jul 2009

    While everyone from the Rothschild’s – via the Agrifirma Brazil fund, run with Jim Slater – through to Nicola Horlick and UBS are snapping up farmland in Brazil, I’m fascinated by another niche: Canada and New Zealand.

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