Washington, D.C. 20549


Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Cadiz Inc.

(Name of Issuer)


Common Stock


(Title of Class of Securities)




(CUSIP Number)


December 31, 2017

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)


Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:


x Rule 13d-1(b)
o Rule 13d-1(c)
o Rule 13d-1(d)


*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.


The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes). 


Persons who are to respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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names of reporting persons

i.r.s. identification no. of above persons (entities only)


Hoving & Partners SA


2. check the appropriate box if a group*

(a) o

(b) o


sec use only




citizenship or place of organization

Geneva, Switzerland


number of
5. sole voting power 3,418,780
owned by
6. shared voting power 0
7. sole dispositive power 3,418,780
person with: 8. shared dispositive power 0
9. aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person 3,418,780
10. check box if the aggregate amount in row (9) excludes certain shares (See Instructions) o 
11. percent of class represented by amount in row (9) 14.99%
12. type of reporting person (See Instructions) FI; IA


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Item 1.

(a)  Name of Issuer: Cadiz Inc.

(b)  Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

550 South Hope Street, Suite 2850

Los Angeles, CA 90071


Item 2.

(a)  Name of Person Filing: This Schedule 13G (the “Schedule”) is being filed with respect to shares of Common Stock (as defined below) of Cadiz Inc.  (the “Issuer”) which are beneficially owned by Hoving & Partners SA (the “Reporting Person”).  See Item 4 below.

(b)  Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:

30A Route de Chêne

CH-1208 Genève


(c)  Citizenship: Hoving & Partners SA is a Switzerland Sociétè Anonyme

(d)  Title of Class of Securities: Common Stock

(e)  CUSIP Number: 127537207

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:
  (a) o Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
  (b) o Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
  (c) o Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
  (d) o Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).
  (e) x An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
  (f) o An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
  (g) o A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
  (h) o A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
  (i) o A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
  (j) o Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).


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Item 4. Ownership.


Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.


The Information required by Items 4(a) - (c) is set forth in Rows 5-11 of the cover page for each Reporting Person hereto and is incorporated by reference for each Reporting Person. The percentage ownership of the Reporting Person is based on 22,802,060 outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Issuer, as disclosed on the Issuer’s 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 8, 2017.


Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following: o.


Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

Not applicable.

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.  

Not applicable.


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Item 8.Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.


Not applicable.


Item 9.Notice of Dissolution of Group.


Not applicable. 


Item 10. Certification

  The following certification shall be included if the statement is filed pursuant to §240.13d-1(b) with respect to Hoving & Partners SA: 
(a) By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect. x
(b) By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the foreign regulatory scheme applicable to an asset management company in Switzerland is substantially comparable to the regulatory scheme applicable to the functional equivalent U.S. institution(s).  I also undertake to furnish to the Commission staff, upon request, information that would otherwise be disclosed in a Schedule 13D. x

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After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.


  December 21, 2018
  /s/ J.P. Menke
  J.P. Menke/ Board Member
  /s/ Wackie Eysten
  Wackie Eysten/Board Member


The original statement shall be signed by each person on whose behalf the statement is filed or his authorized representative. If the statement is signed on behalf of a person by his authorized representative other than an executive officer or general partner of the filing person, evidence of the representative’s authority to sign on behalf of such person shall be filed with the statement, provided, however, that a power of attorney for this purpose which is already on file with the Commission may be incorporated by reference. The name and any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed or printed beneath his signature.


NOTE: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d-7 for other parties for whom copies are to be sent.


Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001)