|26 Jan 2015||
PKA's Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland
Danish pension fund explains its approach to farmland investment in this report.
|23 Jan 2015||
Institutional, impact investing find common ground in agriculture
Farmland investments such as the new ACM Permanent Crop Fund can attract institutions by combining social responsibility and commercial promise.
|16 Jan 2015||
San Diego County unveils 2015 alternatives commitment pacing targets
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association plans to commit $275 million to $400 million to real assets including agriculture, mining, energy and timber in 2015.
|12 Jan 2015||
Invasion of the hedge fund almonds
It takes a gallon of water to produce one almond. And that's not the most insane fact about the mad dash to plant the thirsty trees in the middle of a catastrophic drought in California.
|06 Jan 2015||
Can this man save Ukraine's economy?
Ukraine's newly appoined Minister of the Economy has managed money-losing funds for years as partner of agribusiness investor East Capital, but he never presided over anything as hopeless as the Ukrainian economy.
|03 Jan 2015||
Barbarians at the farm gate
Some liken farmland investment to real estate and infrastructure 20 years ago.
|11 Nov 2014||
Contre GlobalGrain et l’accaparement des terres agricoles
GlobalGrain, la grand’ messe des entreprises du commerce des aliments agricoles, se déroule pour la 12ème fois à Genève
|07 Nov 2014||
Sell out African food & farming system
The current flow of agricultural investment is focused just on export-based industrial agriculture, while smallholders and family agriculture remain deprived of investment.
|07 Nov 2014||
Tanzania: Prisons, Turkish firm in farming partnership
A Turkish agriculture firm, Tarbim, will invest billions of shillings to establish a modern rice farm at Tanzania Prisons Bagamoyo farm.
|03 Nov 2014||
Global appetite for agribusiness
Institutional investors are poised to make grabs for large farmland assets in Australia, according to local and offshore fund managers.
|21 Oct 2014||
AP2 targets tar sands, farmland for greater scrutiny
Swedish pension fund AP2 plans to conduct an external audit in response to criticism by Swedwatch for not disclosing the precise locations of its Brazilian farm holdings.
|20 Oct 2014||
QAF exits Victorian dairy with sale to ACE Farming
Listed Singaporean company QAF, formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European pension fund-backed ACE Farming for close to $5 million.
|26 Sep 2014||
How financialisation influences the dynamics in the food supply chain
Discussion paper for the workshop ‘Mapping the State of Play on the Global Food Landscape’ Waterloo, 25-27 September 2014.
|20 Sep 2014||
Foreign investors get a taste for dairy industry
Australia's dairy industry is the new flavour of the month among foreign investors, with global pension funds, food companies and wealthy individuals turning their focus from New Zealand towards Victoria and Tasmania.
|09 Sep 2014||
Africa an El Dorado for South Africa’s agribusiness giants
The ACB releases new report which shows the extent to which South African agribusinesses dominate the farm to fork agribusiness value chain in Africa-worth billions of dollars.
|09 Sep 2014||
Michigan pension fund to invest more in Australian nuts, livestock
Thousands of miles from pricey U.S. farmland, a Michigan pension fund is expanding its investments in Australian farms, betting on good returns from the comparatively cheaper assets and surging commodity prices.
|04 Sep 2014||
Lufthansa helps establish $600m biofuel fund
German airline Lufthansa in talks with several investment firms about taking on management of a private equity fund that will invest into farmland in Cameroon and Eastern Europe to grow oil crops.
|02 Sep 2014||
AP Pension deploys half of farmland allocation
AP Pension, the €16 billion Danish pension fund, has now invested €40 million into local farms representing half of its farmland allocation for the year.
|28 Aug 2014||
AP1 eyes increased exposure to NZ dairy fund ahead of close
The Swedish pension fund is considering increasing its exposure to Southern Pastures, a New Zealand dairy farm fund, alongside six other investors including the New Mexico Education Retirement Board.
|28 Aug 2014||
AP2 invests $750m in TIAA-CREF II
Swedish pension fund AP Fonden 2 has invested $750 million to TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture II, confirming rumours that the pension was one of three foreign investors contributing to the vehicle’s $1.4 billion fundraise.
|25 Aug 2014||
Scandinavian fund's big dairy investment
A Scandanavian pension fund has poured $20 million into Australian dairy farms to help lift stagnant local milk production.
|22 Aug 2014||
Teays River Investments to take loss on drought-struck California cropland sale to Gladstone
Teays River Investments, LLC, a big farmland and agribusiness investment company opted to sell two irrigated strawberry and vegetable cropland holdings, purchased just a few years ago, at a $650,000 loss.
|18 Aug 2014||
TIAA-CREF secures $1.4bn for second farmland vehicle
US pension fund manager TIAA-CREF has secured $1.4bn for its second agriculture fund from three unnamed investors, according to a document filed with the SEC.
|18 Aug 2014||
Czech farmland fund raises €6m
Český fond půdy hopes to make 2,000 individual land acquisitions a year.
|15 Aug 2014||
Poll: family offices show greatest agri appetite
Some 33 percent of pollsters voted that family offices were showing the greatest appetite for the asset class, while 31 percent pointed to institutional investor demand.
|12 Aug 2014||
TIAA-CREF buying 31,000 acres of Florida cropland for $91.4 million as Alico exits sugarcane farming business
US pension fund manager TIAA-CREF, under pressure to put cash to work after having raised $2bn for TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture, agreed to purchase 12,528 ha of farmland in Florida.
|11 Aug 2014||
US fund continues WA farm spree
A US pension fund investor that flies under the radar has continued its spending spree on quality agricultural land in WA with the purchase of two farms in Grass Patch for about $9 million.
|04 Aug 2014||
The ‘global’ land rush
Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, argues that the time has come for a more holistic discussion of land deals that places transfer of land in both the developed and developing worlds along the same continuous spectrum.
|24 Jul 2014||
White House to begin $10 billion farm investment fund
Wall Street is looking for ways to invest in America’s heartland, and the government is ready to play matchmaker.
|22 Jul 2014||
Cash crops with dividends: Financiers transforming strawberries into securities
A small but growing group of sophisticated investors and bankers are combining crops and the soil they grow in into an asset class that ordinary investors can buy a piece of.