Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.
Farmer Mac’s quarterly agricultural outlook noted a decline in community banks from 15,000 in the mid-1980s to approximately 5,000 today, attributing it largely to consolidation among community and agricultural banks.
Oregon PERF's senior alternatives investment manager Ben Mahon tells Agri Investor about the role of agriculture within a fund’s alternatives allocation and offers his views on what drives LPs' desire for direct investments.
A fundamental transformation of existing food systems will be necessary before 2030 to ensure the world's ability to meet human needs within environmental constraints, according to a recent analysis from the World Economic Forum (WEF).