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Chris Janiec

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.
The Dutch development bank has helped secure financing for a Peruvian-Danish joint venture’s pursuit of environmental and social sustainability in agriculture.
The merged company will look to expand and focus on the provision of healthy prepared food options.
Economists say that a gradual easing of federal estate tax since 2001 limits the impact of one of President-elect Trump's most specific proposals for agriculture.
Local demand fed by a recovery in tourism and the wider economy has inspired Cargill to spend $50m upgrading its poultry processing capabilities in Thailand in order to work with local smallholder farms.
2017 will see US and Brazilian farmers struggle with low field crop margins as counterparts in Europe enjoy a recovery.
A US Chamber of Commerce report details the current state of agricultural trade between China and the US and advocates steps to unlock additional growth before 2025.
The Ministry of Agriculture has called for changes that would clear the way for the creation of corporate farming entities within China, likely to shape import demand and opportunities for foreign investors long term.
The funds will be used to improve sustainability of Adecoagro’s rice, oilseed and dairy operations in Argentina amid recent improvements in the agribusiness environment.
Dr. Stephen Padgette, co-inventor of gene that confers the most widely-used biotechnology trait in agriculture, will work with the firm’s existing portfolio companies and help find new opportunities as an operating director.
Philadelphia-based owners aim to expand the company’s presence in the growing healthy snack food sector through acquisitions.

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