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Matthieu Favas

Matthieu Favas is the editor of Agri Investor. He was previously the web editor of Infrastructure Investor, where he started in 2013 after a year as a reporter at Private Equity International. Prior to joining PEI he spent four years in the wine industry in London, Spain and Mongolia.

After the bankruptcy epidemic

The financial woes of US farmers have spread from select sectors in specific regions to swathes of the industry. What will the market look like in a few years’ time?

DOWNLOAD: Lease or operate?

In the second of a series, we map out the ag fund universe by strategy. Flick through our presentation to find the vehicle that fits your bill.

Food companies worth $152bn face high sustainability risk, says $6trn investor group

FAIRR’s Rosie Wardle tells Agri Investor the organization’s newly launched index could soon put private companies under scrutiny as well.

A U-turn in Ukraine?

Since 2001, a moratorium has prevented farmland sales in Ukraine. We analyze what would happen to prices if it were lifted.

What’s a ‘TIMO-light’?

Investors’ appetite for commingled timber funds is ebbing, reckons Robert Hagler of ForestEdge. His company wants to enable smaller institutions to invest directly. We explore how the model works.

Dodging disasters

Often ripe for disruption, emerging-market agribusiness offers abundant promise – and plenty of pitfalls. Here are some hints on how to side-step them.

Land unlocked: Earning double-digit returns in Uganda

Fresh infrastructure projects and political will could soon put the country more firmly on the radar of investors, but risks are commensurate with potential rewards.

EXEO buys 49% of Zambian cold-chain protein business

The diversified portfolio of Capital Fisheries, which has also started selling meat, makes it less vulnerable to potential shocks like epidemics, investment associate Ellora Ghosh told Agri Investor.

DOWNLOAD: The bankruptcy time bomb

US farmers have been going bust at an accelerated pace for four consecutive years – and it’s likely to get worse. We explore why in a presentation with Farm Bureau’s John Newton.

Should you invest in a food infrastructure fund?

Mark Fischer of Australia’s Qualitas says institutions are increasingly keen on ‘crossover investments’ spanning ag, real estate and infrastructure. Agri Investor examines the firm’s latest fund, currently in market with a A$204m target.

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