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Chris Janiec

Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Dahab Associates chief investment officer Steven Roth says he expects the $139m pension to finalize a commitment of 5 percent of its total portfolio by the end of the calendar year.
The Global Impact Investing Network’s agriculture performance benchmark could influence LPs’ thinking outside their narrow allocations to 'impact'.
Chief executive Kevin Schwartz says ag-related strategics like former AgroFresh parent Dow Chemical remain active buyers and sellers across the food and ag value chain.
Chairman Paul Pittman says a planned solar project on the $3.7m property is not guaranteed but has a 'reasonably high probability' of going forward.
Drones applying inputs to crops
The March Agri-Tech Innovation Summit suggested the most impactful near-term development in ag could focus as much on partnering for access to customers as on finding new breakthrough technologies.
Dahab Associates director of research Kevin Connolly says farmland allocations are becoming more common among his investment consultant peers, while he sees opportunities narrowing in the market.
Deal creates Oklahoma's first state forest and combats the parcelization of prime timberland, says Conservation Fund senior vice-president Brian Dangler.
The Indiana-headquartered farmland manager has hired Rick Bodio and Finley Merrill this year to support the expansion.
Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline at sunset
ReThink Events’ Agri-Tech Innovation Summit demonstrated the mix of optimism and caution likely to define what most expect to be a difficult road ahead for agtech firms and startups seeking capital.
Greenhouse, vertical farming indoor ag, agtech
Foodbytes was founded in 2015 as a pitch competition but the platform's alumni raised more $2.4bn in the last two years as it has evolved into a discovery space.
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