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02 Sep 2014PEI
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.
02 Sep 2014PEI
DGC to launch blueberry investment vehicle
DGC Asset Management, a UK-based agriculture investment company, is launching its first farmland investment vehicle, offering investments into US-based blueberry farms, next month.
01 Sep 2014Sun Daily
Sime Darby has contingency plan prepared for Indonesian cap on foreign ownership
Sime Darby Bhd has a contingency plan ready for a possible change in legislation on foreign ownership of plantation land in Indonesia.
01 Sep 2014Eleven
Burma: Big farmers' protest over govt failure to resolve land grab problems
Over 1,000 farmers staged a protest on Saturday over the government’s failure to prevent or adequately resolve land grabs.
01 Sep 2014IPS
Africans’ land rights at risk as new agricultural trend sweeps continent
The need for private sector investment in Africa is manifest, but the quality of those inflows of capital is vital if it is to enhance the livelihoods of millions of food producers in Africa.
29 Aug 2014Stuff
New Zealand: Foreign land sales hotly debated
Foreign ownership of farms stirred birthright rhetoric from Labour leader David Cunliffe but gave Prime Minister John Key some of his most assured moments in last night's TVNZ debate.
29 Aug 2014Guardian
Reap what you sow: how to ensure an agricultural investment is responsible
The Wellcome Trust’s recent acquisition of the Co-operative Group’s farm business for £249m has turned the spotlight on investment in agricultural land in the UK.
29 Aug 2014APA
Zambian government condemns huge land allocations
Lands Minister says it is unacceptable that some investors were taking advantage of chiefs around the country to obtain huge tracts of land for their projects.
28 Aug 2014PEI
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 2014PEI
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.
27 Aug 2014Reuters Africa
China province eyes $300 mln investment in Ugandan farming
China's Sichuan province is in talks to invest $300 million in cotton, rice and fruit production in Uganda, a senior Ugandan official said on Wednesday.
27 Aug 2014StarBiz
Indonesia beckons for Felda Global Ventures
The proposed laws to restrict foreign ownership of plantations in Indonesia is not a deterrent to Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd’s plans to expand its operations in that country.
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