Investment group Anchor has launched an empowered agriculture fund that aims to provide institutional investors with a single-entry point into the fragmented local sector at a time when farmers are struggling to get adequate funding.

Part of the rationale for the fund is the demise of the Land Bank, the state-owned lender that once accounted for about 30% of agricultural financing in SA but which stopped extending loans after defaulting on its own debt in April 2020. ..

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