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Ukraine’s EU accession negotiations started in December 2023 and membership would improve conditions for institutional investment, but those prospects must first surmount opposition from farmers already in the bloc.
Farmer protests
Following protests over ag-related environmental policies in Australia, Spain, France and the Netherlands in recent years, German farmers came onto the streets this month in a reminder of how quickly political decisions can raise the ire of farmers.
Reduced political programming at the 17th Peoples Company Land Investment Expo could not dislodge policy from the center of discussion amid a cloudy outlook for the US ag sector.
Salmon, fish, aquaculture
Rabobank’s latest half-yearly outlook for global aquaculture shows that salmon producers have much to look forward to, while the outlook for shrimp farmers is more challenging.
Forestry
TPG’s Rise Fund III and Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Climate Solutions Fund are two of the many climate vehicles closed in 2023 that have an allocation to food and natural assets.
The need to reduce emissions from food production presents challenges – but also opportunities. Tenacious Ventures’ Matthew Pryor and Sarah Nolet explain.
Top 10 ribbon
We look back at the headlines that made the biggest splash and drew the most number of readers last year.
Water entitlement prices fell from all-time highs in February 2023 to near-A$0 in June, before recovering some ground, writes Aither's Ben Williams.
Aleph Farms beef
USDA approval for Upside Foods and Good Meat was a significant milestone for an industry that has a long way to go before it appears on a supermarket shelf near you.
A mixed bag for 2023 looks set to continue next year – but savvy investors are still finding success.
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