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The asset class has had another largely positive year as multiple tailwinds have given the industry much momentum for attracting investors.
A new research project in Australia aims to quantify the benefits of investing in natural capital, with hopes that it can shape farming practices for generations to come.
ABARES has forecast a total agricultural gross production value of A$78bn as record-breaking yields, good crop quality and high commodity prices combine for a rare occasion.
Tomato, greenhouse, indoor ag, CEA
Regardless of the bumpy rides AeroFarms and AppHarvest have had in pursuit of public listings, investors are lining up for controlled environment ag.
As innovation picks up and new players are attracted to the natural capital space, we want to recognize the standard bearers of the industry.
Changing crop focus, strengthening certification processes and potential competition from indoor ag are all helping render organic market projections from as recently as a year ago outdated.
The global deforestation pledge should encourage more managers to pursue greenfield forestry, but the as yet unresolved global carbon market rules could hold the key.
The amount of cotton grown in the region is set to expand significantly next year, with the construction of a new gin unlocking the region’s potential for investors.
Two consecutive years of declining food security along with covid-19’s challenges are creating public-private partnership opportunities across the world.
Timber, forest
The likes of Nuveen, HSBC and CPP Investments have aligned themselves to make long-term investments in emerging markets such as carbon capture.

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