Commentary

Howard Kaplan, founder and president of Farmvest, the agri investment consultancy based in California, explains some of the challenges investors face investing in the US.
Rufo Quintavalle, a private investor and principal at a multi-family office, describes the importance of sustainability in the portfolio.
German airline Lufthansa has been working on establishing a biofuel investment fund to help secure an alternative fuel supply for its jets. Here Joachim Buse, vice president, aviation at the German airline, describes the process so far.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
Direct investing in agriculture appears to be picking up pace among institutional investors.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
Big data and precision ag have been attracting VC attention. But what of other agri-related opportunities for the venture set?
Mergers and acquisitions volumes in Africa's poultry sector are low, but there are parts that warrant a closer look and Uganda is one of them, according to John Strak, honorary professor in food economics at Nottingham University and an agribusiness consultant.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
Family office capital can provide an important stepping stone for agri investment projects, particularly in the start-up phase, ahead of an institutional build-out.
In the fourth in the series, Geoff Burke, co-founder of Agro-Ecological, explains how regenerative agriculture techniques are intrinsic to the firm's approach to farming in New Zealand.
A new law introduced by the Singapore government to combat the deteriorating air quality in the city-state and surrounding areas is a risk to agribusinesses, according to lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright law firm, including Wilson Ang, a partner.
The firm's managing partner Craig Wichner describes why he is pursuing a regenerative agriculture strategy and the history behind the US's monocrop farming system.
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