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Despite a surprise interest rate rise this week by the Reserve Bank of Australia, farmland values continue to hold up – although growth is slowing.
Panorama of spring forest
The speed at which trees grow and carbon credits can be generated on the continent is a big draw, while some LPs seek alternative emerging markets to China.
The Global Impact Investing Network’s agriculture performance benchmark could influence LPs’ thinking outside their narrow allocations to 'impact'.
Agtech, indoor ag, vertical farming, biotech
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the venture capital downturn of 2022 have created innumerable opportunities across the agtech space.
ICVCM launches its global benchmark; Rabobank is optimistic on poultry markets; Fort Lauderdale has $35m for farmland; and GIIN’s ag impact benchmark. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only. Tips and feedback to: binyamin.a@pei.group  
Drones applying inputs to crops
The March Agri-Tech Innovation Summit suggested the most impactful near-term development in ag could focus as much on partnering for access to customers as on finding new breakthrough technologies.
Agtech, indoor ag, vertical farming, biotech
The 2022 tech slump has slowed the journey for some agtech start-ups to blossom into must-haves for corporates and generalists. Where else should GPs be looking for a sure thing?
Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline at sunset
ReThink Events’ Agri-Tech Innovation Summit demonstrated the mix of optimism and caution likely to define what most expect to be a difficult road ahead for agtech firms and startups seeking capital.
soil, regenerative ag, carbon sequestration, plant roots, ESG
As some individual farmers hold back on committing to decades long land use agreements, private capital portfolios can play a role in looking long-term to help the sector decarbonize.
Biogas facility, aerial view
The sector can provide an answer to numerous challenges such as energy security and portfolio diversification – GPs, energy majors and governments are finally showing serious intent.

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