W. Dexter Paine, Chairman of Paine & Partners

Paine & Partners raise $893M for new agriculture fund

Paine & Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investing in food and agribusiness has announced that they’ve closed $893 million in capital commitments for their fourth fund Source: AgFunder News Paine & Partners reports that they had their first closing in July and their final close on December 18, 2014 and …

Deforestation in Paraguay for cattle grazing. Photo: Peer V via Wikimedia Commons

Agribusiness drives most illegal deforestation

New report aims for the first time attempts to quantify exactly how much illegal deforestation is due to agribusiness activity Author: Elizabeth Harball and ClimateWire. Source: Scientific American Everyday products like beef, soy and palm oil already are widely blamed for spurring massive losses of the world’s tropical forests. These …