Controlled environment agriculture offers reliable yield projections and when coupled with project finance techniques, developments can expect to attract institutional capital, says Rusty Brewer.
Christopher S Harrison unpicks the myriad laws and regulations that impact British investments into overseas cannabis businesses, and sets out why investors are in a legal grey area when they engage in this burgeoning global market.
The UK has available farmland, but floating farms in ports and harbors close to urban areas could spring up in a post-Brexit landscape. Sue Lister sets out a potential framework for their development.
Subsidies, tax advantages and demand from lifestyle buyers combined over the last decade to more than double UK farmland prices – post-Brexit demand will be all about farmland quality, predicts Matthew Berryman
While rising US interest rates will put a cap on timber prices, a stronger link between forestry and energy markets will help bring stability, say David Brand and MaryKate Bullen of New Forests.
Tree-nut and fish processing, Australian farmland and Uruguayan timber offer good opportunities amid rising institutional demand for agri, according to the firm's head of natural resources.
Hertz Real Estate Services president Douglas Hensley tells Agri Investor that a strong harvest and recent farmland market resilience have helped buoy sentiment among producers, echoing the findings of the latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University and CME Group.
Venturing into new asset classes can be daunting for the wisest investor, but a global and diversified model can help reduce the risk, writes Peter Roney, CIO of Aqueduct Investment Partners.
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.
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.