Guest commentary

Opportunity in India

Credit Suisse Private Fund Group director Connor O’Keeffe and associate Henry Watson explore the trends surrounding Indian agribusiness, in this extract from our new book on investing in agriculture.

Phatisa: ‘Large-scale farming in Africa must be sustainable’

In light of the recent news that the ICC is to expand its remit to include crimes associated with land grabbing and deforestation, Valentine Chitalu, chairman at sustainability focused African private equity firm Phatisa, argues that it is becoming increasingly clear that the most important consideration in large-scale farming project investment should be sustainable investment.

The investor’s guide: Australian tax

BDO tax partner Mark Molesworth explains how foreign investors can make tax-efficient arrangements when entering Australian agribusinesses, including those holding farmland.

Top 5 mistakes new investors make in LatAm agri

Michael DeSa, owner of research trip provider AG DTours, shares his tip sheet for investors looking to venture into Latin American agriculture.

Aspada: Tackling India’s fragmented supply chain

Agri-focused Aspada's chief financial officer Kushal Agrawal shares advice on Indian agribusinesses investment, including how to tackle the supply chain, improve smallholder farmers's conditions and turn industry fragmentation into an opportunity.

How to encourage investment in early stage agtech

Nitza Kardish, chief executive at Israeli early stage agtech investment firm and incubator Trendlines, argues that a wider pool of investors, including farmers, is needed to get start-ups on their feet.

KKR India: Flexible capital helped make dairy deal

KKR India director of capital markets Tashwinder Singh tells Agri Investor how his firm used local financing pools, including its non-banking financial company KKR India Financial Services, to invest in a structured deal in value-added dairy company Kwality.

Investing in drones for the future, developed in the field

Mike Ritter, chief executive at private equity-backed US agri-drone sensor and analytics developer SlantRange, explains why investors should focus on drone technology specifically created for the sector.

Brexit: Winners and losers in the UK agri market

Bidwells consultant Ian Monks says high quality land should hold its value, but less high quality farmland might become cheaper and more available.

CDC: A guide to land, food and water rights in emerging markets

As agricultural investment in emerging markets grows, Mark Eckstein, environment and social director at development finance institution CDC, explains why it is vital to plan around ESG issues and how investors should go about it.

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