Guest commentary

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.
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.
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.
Benjamin Belldegrun, managing partner with Pontifax AgTech Management, makes the case for why institutional investors should get excited about agtech companies.
Rabobank senior farm inputs analyst Kenneth Zuckerberg outlines key themes underpinning the ongoing transformation of the farm inputs sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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