Chief executive Naveen Sika says the company is in discussions with PE firms and other institutional investors about whether the pongamia might be well-suited to Florida farmland previously planted in citrus.
TPG Rise Fund has hired former Whole Foods Market co-chief executive Walter Robb as senior advisor for food and agriculture. Taryn Goodman is also joining as sector lead for food and agriculture. The appointments come less less than a month after TPG terminated Rise Fund and TPG Growth co-founder Bill McGlashan’s services for cause over his alleged involvement […]
Anna Locke, head of the Overseas Development Institute’s program on agricultural development and policy, says investors too often take government guarantees that land is available for investment at face value.