US
01 Dec 2017 Business Times
Olam completes US$110m sale of California orchards to US farmland Reit
Commodities supplier Olam International announced on Dec 1 it has completed the sale of its 5,100 acre (around 2,100 hectares) Edible Nuts orchards to Farmland Partners Inc (FPI) for US$110 million in cash.
08 Nov 2017 USAID
Investor Survey on Land Rights
We invite you to participate in the first biennial Investor Survey on Land Rights. The survey will track investor and operator perceptions and practices related to land tenure and property rights in land-based investments. The survey is being conducted by Indufor North America, managed by the Cloudburst Group, and initiated by USAID. The European Investment Bank is pleased to endorse this initiative.
26 Oct 2017 Korean Investors
Dongbu insurance arms to commit $40 mn to farmland/timberland fund
South Korea’s Dongbu Group will commit 45 billion won ($40 million) to a timberland and farmland fund managed by Boston-based Hancock Natural Resource Group..
19 Oct 2017 Maryknoll
Gambling with nature: A risky investment
In the last ten years, pension funds and other large investment funds have invested more and more in agricultural land as a part of their financial portfolios, contributing to increasing human rights violations and environmental destruction.
09 Oct 2017 Marketwire
Sprott and Ceres Partners to launch institutional farmland fund
Companies launch the Ceres - Sprott Institutional Farmland Fund to provide institutional investors the opportunity to participate in the North American farmland investment market.
29 Sep 2017 IPE
Virginia Retirement System awards $150m farmland separate account
It is the first time the US pension fund has awarded a separate account for the asset class, although in February it announced it was investing $125m in International Farming Corporation’s US Farming Realty Trust III.
06 Sep 2017 The Australian
Nuveen reaps rewards of steady agricultural focus
The purchase of more Australian farms, agribusinesses and food processing plants is high on the agenda of one of the world’s biggest investment managers, the Chicago-based Nuveen.
19 Aug 2017 Reuters
China's COFCO forms U.S. grain supply partnership with Growmark
China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd (CIL) and U.S. farm cooperative Growmark Inc will partner in a deal that gives China more direct access to the food it imports.
15 Aug 2017 Civil Eats
Can big money fix a broken food system?
Financial services firms are increasingly directing investor dollars into regenerative agriculture and other systemic food projects in the US, although not without risks
10 Aug 2017 Commodafrica
L'achat de terres agricoles par les étrangers ? Les Etats-Unis connaissent aussi !
De 2004 à 2014, le volume de terres agricoles aux Etats-Unis détenues par des étrangers aurait doublé, les acheteurs étant essentiellement des canadiens, des néerlandais et des allemands
08 Aug 2017 Yes Magazine
Goodbye, small farmer? investors could soon own most of american farmland
Today, 30 percent of American farmland is owned by non-operators who lease it out to farmers. Here’s why that’s a problem.
04 Aug 2017 Law360
ICSID roundup: Hungary
British agricultural company Magyar Farming Co. Ltd., along with two Hungarian companies called Kintyre KFT and Inicia ZRT, hit Hungary with an ICSID claim on Aug. 1.


US
  • Business Times | 01 Dec 2017 Olam completes US$110m sale of California orchards to US farmland Reit

    Commodities supplier Olam International announced on Dec 1 it has completed the sale of its 5,100 acre (around 2,100 hectares) Edible Nuts orchards to Farmland Partners Inc (FPI) for US$110 million in cash.

  • USAID | 08 Nov 2017 Investor Survey on Land Rights

    We invite you to participate in the first biennial Investor Survey on Land Rights. The survey will track investor and operator perceptions and practices related to land tenure and property rights in land-based investments. The survey is being conducted by Indufor North America, managed by the Cloudburst Group, and initiated by USAID. The European Investment Bank is pleased to endorse this initiative.

  • Korean Investors | 26 Oct 2017 Dongbu insurance arms to commit $40 mn to farmland/timberland fund

    South Korea’s Dongbu Group will commit 45 billion won ($40 million) to a timberland and farmland fund managed by Boston-based Hancock Natural Resource Group..

  • Maryknoll | 19 Oct 2017 Gambling with nature: A risky investment

    In the last ten years, pension funds and other large investment funds have invested more and more in agricultural land as a part of their financial portfolios, contributing to increasing human rights violations and environmental destruction.

  • Marketwire | 09 Oct 2017 Sprott and Ceres Partners to launch institutional farmland fund

    Companies launch the Ceres - Sprott Institutional Farmland Fund to provide institutional investors the opportunity to participate in the North American farmland investment market.

  • IPE | 29 Sep 2017 Virginia Retirement System awards $150m farmland separate account

    It is the first time the US pension fund has awarded a separate account for the asset class, although in February it announced it was investing $125m in International Farming Corporation’s US Farming Realty Trust III.

  • The Australian | 06 Sep 2017 Nuveen reaps rewards of steady agricultural focus

    The purchase of more Australian farms, agribusinesses and food processing plants is high on the agenda of one of the world’s biggest investment managers, the Chicago-based Nuveen.

  • Reuters | 19 Aug 2017 China's COFCO forms U.S. grain supply partnership with Growmark

    China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd (CIL) and U.S. farm cooperative Growmark Inc will partner in a deal that gives China more direct access to the food it imports.

  • Civil Eats | 15 Aug 2017 Can big money fix a broken food system?

    Financial services firms are increasingly directing investor dollars into regenerative agriculture and other systemic food projects in the US, although not without risks

  • Commodafrica | 10 Aug 2017 L'achat de terres agricoles par les étrangers ? Les Etats-Unis connaissent aussi !

    De 2004 à 2014, le volume de terres agricoles aux Etats-Unis détenues par des étrangers aurait doublé, les acheteurs étant essentiellement des canadiens, des néerlandais et des allemands

  • Yes Magazine | 08 Aug 2017 Goodbye, small farmer? investors could soon own most of american farmland

    Today, 30 percent of American farmland is owned by non-operators who lease it out to farmers. Here’s why that’s a problem.

  • Law360 | 04 Aug 2017 ICSID roundup: Hungary

    British agricultural company Magyar Farming Co. Ltd., along with two Hungarian companies called Kintyre KFT and Inicia ZRT, hit Hungary with an ICSID claim on Aug. 1.



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