There are compelling reasons to invest away from row crops and buy-to-lease farmland models, but there are good reasons to stick with them too. Your choice will depend very much on your strategy.
Long-term holding companies like Fairfax Africa, which just raised $500m through an IPO, offer a promising proposition for patient capital that is willing to grow with developing nations.
If commodity prices and cash rents continue to rise, there could be a limited time window to snap up some undervalued land deals.
A dramatic lull in drone investment in 2016 was the result of an early investor focus on hardware and a failure to see the bigger picture
President Trump may have stuck to his campaign promise to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but he also delivered a stiff blow to American agriculture groups and farmers.
Emerging economies may offer a good fit for investors and funds looking to diversify their portfolios into agriculture.
The FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive might be costly at first, but it will ultimately create a healthier, more efficient livestock industry – while aligning investors with consumer and shareholder trends.
During the final throes of 2016, we outlined some key topics that warrant extra attention for private equity investors looking at agriculture in the New Year.
Through the approval process of the S Kidman deal, the Australian government has sent mixed messages, both ostracising and embracing foreign investors.
Industry players tell me the index is an important first step in measuring returns on institutional investment, as IRRs near 24%.