VTB Capital to invest in agriculture

Jason Silm, head of agriculture fund management at VTB Capital, has publicised plans by the state-controlled bank to establish an agricultural fund with up to USD 1 billion, which will acquire controlling interests in small companies in the grain and oilseed sector.

An article in Kommersant dated 2 February 2012 compares the size of the agribusiness sector in various countries from the perspective of prices per hectare of agricultural land and wheat crops.

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