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Nuts about Brazil: Why Japan’s trading houses are going big in South America

The rush of Japanese traders securing grain origination in the emerging market giant offers lessons and opportunities for the broader investor community. Roberto Vitón, managing director at Valoral Advisors, takes a deep dive into their strategies and track records.

Key questions all agtech start-ups should be able to answer

Brad Fabbri, chief science officer at technology and venture development firm TechAccel, goes through a checklist of points budding companies need to address in priority if they are to successfully raise money.

Paraguay’s grass-fed cattle market a strong growth opportunity

With the Brazilian cattle market hit by scandal, investors should look to its South American neighbor Paraguay for a resilient growth story, says Roberto Vitón, managing director at Valoral Advisors.

Timberland appraisal timing

Kevin Bates of Olympic Resource Management describes the shortcomings of the current practice of conducting timberland appraisals at the end of the fourth quarter each year.

Learning from Brazil’s ‘Weak Meat’ scandal

Monica Ganley, founder and principal of Quarterra, offers her thoughts on the fallout from the recent Brazilian meat scandal, 'Carne Fraca,' and how investors can learn from it.

Agtech holds key for institutional investors

Benjamin Belldegrun, managing partner with Pontifax AgTech Management, makes the case for why institutional investors should get excited about agtech companies.

Rabobank: As the crop cycle turns

Rabobank senior farm inputs analyst Kenneth Zuckerberg outlines key themes underpinning the ongoing transformation of the farm inputs sector.

FAIRR: China’s ‘meatless’ push signals boon for investors

Alan Briefel, executive director of the FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) Initiative, explains why Chinese efforts to reduce meat consumption signals exciting – and meatless – opportunities for private investors.

Oliver: Romanian farmland set for long-term growth

Brown & Co partner Adam Oliver shares his view on the long-term growth prospects for Romanian farmland and the reasons his firm opened a permanent office there in 2016.

Meadows-Smith: The burgeoning opportunity for PE firms to fund ag startups

BioConsortia's Holly Meadows Smith tells Agri Investor why 2017 is primed for private equity investment into startups in agtech, biologicals and other ag industry subsectors.

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