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New Sumitomo unit to hunt ag VC investments

Sumitomo's Corporate Venture and Innovation Office will also explore investments in healthcare, environment, and information and communication technology.

Gladstone acquires Michigan blueberry properties for $7.8m

The NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT’s expansion comes as blueberry markets face reduced California production and growing competition from Mexico, Peru and Chile.

‘Against all odds’ that Australian winter crop will hit five-year average: Rabobank

The banks predicts dry conditions will lead to a below-average winter crop despite a slight year-on-year raise in area planted.

Blue Sky resolves court action with Pinnacle and Riparian amid string of board resignations

Brisbane-based Blue Sky has resolved its court action against three former directors as the company’s chairman and chief executive leave the business.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.
Allied Irish Banks key investment staff

AIB approves €4m commitment

The Irish financial services group has backed an agtech fund.
Enterprise Ireland agriculture fund commitments

Enterprise Ireland approves €10 million commitment

The Irish investment organisation has backed an agtech fund.

Cultivian, Anterra and Open Prairie among investors in $40m biologicals Series B

Vestaron chief executive Anna Rath says attracting life-science investors into later-stage agtech startups will be key to the market's development.

Cresco Capital Partners closes cannabis fund on $60m

Managing partner Codie Sanchez says LPs in the firm’s second vehicle include managers from large private equity and venture capital firms committing their own capital.
Recent fund commitments of International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC approves $10m commitment

The member of the World Bank Group has backed an agribusiness fund.
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