The default by Mriya Agriholding shows that agriholdings are less efficient than private farmers and policy should support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and not the large agriholdings.
More than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are corporate or Chinese investors seeking to be matched with advisory groups to find dairy land investments.
The Zimbabwean company, Greenfuels, has acquired 30,000 hectares of land for a sugar cane plantation in Kawambwa’s Luena farm block.
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 per cent from a maximum of 95% currently.
Subsidiary of Singapore-based Noble Group proceeds with controversial oil palm plantation on lands of the Kamoro people.
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.
One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses.
Český fond půdy hopes to make 2,000 individual land acquisitions a year.
Israeli firm Agri Green will put $651 million into financing a 10,000 acre model farm. Eventually, private investors are expected to acquire one million acres under irrigation.
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.
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 percent, as the top palm oil producer tries to maximise land usage, protect indigenous people and tighten environmental controls.
An Giang Plant Protection Joint Stock Company says it plans to grow rice in Cambodia