Through a joint venture with California-based agricultural firm Pomona Farming, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada is buying about 165 square kilometres of land to diversify into GMO-free farms.
"I think we are in the Goldilocks period of this opportunity right now where the market isn’t too thin or too saturated, but just right," says Artem Milinchuk founder of farmland investment company FarmTogether.
The fight over a vinyard in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains illustrates the risks that Harvard’s endowment once embraced with its unusual strategy of investing directly in massive agriculture projects around the world.
The communities of the DR Congo want a resolution to a land conflict that dates back to the Belgian colonial period with a palm oil company that is currently being financed by a consortium of European development banks led by DEG.
The elite university has quietly become one of the largest owners of farmland in the world, according to a new report by GRAIN, an international nonprofit supporting small farmers, and Brazil-based Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos