|09 Jan 2013||
China fund vying for stake in Australia dairy
China's sovereign-wealth fund is one of three large funds vying to take a stake in Australian dairy company Van Diemen's Land Co.
|18 Apr 2013||
Australia-China trade talks stalled by investment row
Australia's Trade Minister Craig Emerson says plans to increase scrutiny on farmland investments would ruin any chance at all of a free-trade deal being struck with China.
|18 May 2008||
Richard Spinks of Landkom snaps up Ukraine plots to cash in on high crop prices
A British entrepreneur is leasing land from smallholders in an attempt to revive the breadbasket of the former Soviet Union
|02 Nov 2012||
Chinese group vying for Australian farm project
A Chinese conglomerate and Australia’s largest beef producer are amongst contenders vying for rights to farm an agricultural area equal in size to 21,000 soccer pitches in Western Australia.
|19 Apr 2016||
Australia cattle empire S Kidman approves sale to China-led group
Australia’s largest pastoral cattle empire, S. Kidman and Co., has agreed to be sold to a Chinese-led consortium for 370.7 million Australian dollars (US$287.3 million), continuing a flurry of deals in the country’s agricultural sector. Earlier proposed deal was rejected by the government last year.
|03 Sep 2015||
China plows big money into Australian agriculture
Chinese investors increasingly explore a new natural-resource boom in Australia: agriculture, pouring in 632 million Australian dollars ($450 million), almost twice as much as the year before.
|28 Mar 2014||
Should you invest in farmland?
Wealthy investors can diversify beyond stocks and bonds by owning cornfields. John Taylor of U.S. Trust says farmland produces capital gains as well as income.
|28 Mar 2014||
Chinese, Mideast funds to invest in Russian agricultural venture
The Russian Direct Investment Fund said it was leading a consortium buying a $200M stake in Sodrugestvo, a Luxembourg-based crop producer operating in Russia, several ex-Soviet states, Brazil and Northern Europe.
|03 Mar 2014||
The gritty side of farmland investing
Worldwide, farmland is a hot investment area, but it’s also controversial, opaque, illiquid and sometimes relies on local operation that presents a risk of fraud.
|24 Feb 2014||
Paragon Resources PLC acquisition of interest in Paragon Volta Limited
AIM-listed Paragon acquires 10% shareholding in Paragon Volta Limited, which is in the process of finalising a sublease over 5,000 ha close to the River Volta in Ghana from a much larger farm land estate.
|13 Jan 2014||
China seeks to invest in Dutch grain trader
Cofco makes offer for stake in Nidera, which produces soybeans on over 20,000 ha in Argentina.
|17 Nov 2013||
Fund manager Duxton buys farms in New Zealand
Duxton Asset Management is buying a stake in seven sheep and cattle farms even as it voiced concern over the country’s system of regulating foreign investment.
|30 Sep 2013||
Activists doubt Cambodia pledge to stop land concessions
Activists say the Cambodian government’s freewheeling issuance of land concessions has denuded large swaths of forests, robbed rural communities of their livelihoods and vitality, and could undercut the country’s fragile developmen
|25 Jul 2013||
Cambodia opposition taps Into 'land grab' anger
As election nears, government's land policies have become a campaign issue
|13 Nov 2012||
Carlyle Group to make Africa investment
Carlyle is part of a small group of investors that will inject $210 million into Export Trading Group, a Tanzania-based agricultural company that controls at least 60,000 hectares of farmland in Africa.
|10 Sep 2012||
PrimeAg plants seed in suitors’ minds
Colliers International estimates about A$4 billion is currently being raised for funds to invest in Australian agriculture, including PrimeAg’s raising of A$125 million in cash for a controversial unlisted A$250 million agriculture fund with Australia’s Future Fund.
|06 Sep 2012||
Con hambre de inversiones
El sector privado debe doblar su inversión en tierras para empujar el desarrollo agrícola en paises que más lo necesitan, segun los jefes de la FAO y del BERD
|06 Sep 2012||
Le secteur privé peut stimuler le développement agricole dans les pays qui en ont le plus besoin, disent les dirigents de la BERD et de la FAO.
|03 Sep 2012||
Foreign purchases of New Zealand land drop significantly
Foreign purchases of land in New Zealand have dropped off significantly over the last seven months, after Chinese investors became embroiled in a long-running land dispute and declining carbon-credit prices made forestry assets less attractive.
|12 Jun 2012||
NZ debates China's agricultural appetite
Foreign ownership of farm land is a sensitive issue in Australia and "across the ditch" in New Zealand.
|23 Dec 2011||
Argentina fences off land to foreign buyers
Argentina has joined a handful of other big farming nations such as Brazil that have taken steps to limit foreign ownership of what their governments consider precious resources: farmland.
|30 Nov 2011||
Macquarie bets on milk
Company now manages farms on 3.6 million hectares and believes that, overall, US$25 billion of institutional capital has gone into the acquisition of farms.
|25 Aug 2011||
China gets (needlessly) defensive over famine in Africa
When it comes to famine in Africa, China seems an easy target for critics of its rising outbound investments.
|15 May 2011||
Australia may be poised to draw Mideast investment
According to Michael Yabsley of the Australian Gulf Council, agricultural land is among the top asset classes in Australia being considered by Gulf investors who have placed food security at the top of their priorities.
|29 Mar 2011||
Land as a hot commodity
Higher land prices are here to stay; an additional inflationary tailwind for the already rising cost of food.
|23 May 2009||
Republic of Congo goes farming for, well, farmers
For a growing number of South African farmers, the Republic of Congo is the Promised Land. They’re scrambling to get on board an ambitious venture to reclaim farmland in Congo’s interior and help relieve that country of a reliance on food imports. Already some 70 farmers have booked a Congo tour and more than 3,000 have expressed interest, said Agri-SA, the South African farming group organizing the venture.
|10 Sep 2008||
U.N. Food Chief Warns on Buying Farms
As Mideast investors make plans to pump cash into farm projects in the developing world, the head of the United Nations' food agency said he is discouraging them from making direct purchases of farmland to avoid local backlash or other controversy, which could cause the investment trend to dry up.
|11 Jul 2008||
Exporting Farmland to Feed Global Demand
Emerging nations are trying to cash in on the global food crisis by getting big importers of crops to effectively lease their farmlands -- a new trend that is already sparking complaints from farmers in some countries who are concerned about their own food supplies.
|14 Mar 2011||
Harvesting returns: investing in agriculture
David Murrin, CIO at Emergent Asset Management, stresses the difficulties of jumping aboard the African growth story. "It is very hard to take advantage of the tremendous growth in African agriculture and that's why private equity investment is so important, it helps capture some of that growth," he says.