Rabobank announces launch of 20 Start-ups to help reduce food loss in Asia

ASIA – Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company, has announced 20 start-ups; Food Loss Challenge Asia that focus on critical holistic solutions addressing the issue of food loss throughout the supply chain. According to Rabobank, Food Loss Challenge Asia is a competition where start-ups pitch their ideas to reduce food loss to…

Speciality rice company LT Foods receives Rabobank funding

INDIA - LT Foods Ltd., an emerging Global Food Company with focus on Specialty Rice - Basmati, Organic Food and Rice based Convenience products, has announced that it received equity capital by Rabobank’s India Agri Business Fund II Ltd. The company reported that that its Board of Directors approved the infusion of the funds into…

Dairy should learn from dairy-alternatives as consumers go dairy-free, Rabobank says

NETHERLANDS - Rabobank, a global leader in food and agriculture financing bank, has reported that dairy markets should learn new alternatives to dairy products as consumers are increasingly going dairy-free, particularly when it comes to fluid ‘milk’ used on things like cereal or in coffees. According to the company, its latest Raboresearch dairy report ‘Dare…

Rabobank invests US$74.8 million into Rabo Frontier Ventures

NETHERLANDS - Rabobank, a multinational company offering food and agricultural financial services, has invested US$74.8 million to fund the Rabo Frontier Ventures that seeks to elevate emerging fintech and food & agri companies. Rabo Frontier Ventures will receive financing from the Rabobank meant to support and boost fintech and food & agri innovations. This is…

Domestic demand to continue dominating vegetables market – Rabobank

NETHERLANDS - Rabobank’s World Vegetable Map 2018 has projected that a greater part of the world’s fresh and unprocessed products will continue to be consumed in the domestic market in 2018. Despite the international trends such as the emergence of greenhouse vegetable cultivation and ‘vertical farming’ initiatives, only around 5% of all vegetables grown worldwide…

Rabobank, UN launch US$1b fund to boost sustainable farming

NEW YORK - Rabobank has launched a US$1 billion fund with the United Nations to finance farmers as they transition to more sustainable practices. Rabobank plans to offer a mix of grants, loans with lower interest rates and insurance products with the three-year programme, a move that came after food companies and consumers were demanding…