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Protein strategist Justin Sherrard expects net-zero commitments by food retail, food service and beef processors will spur investor interest in reducing beef’s 6% contribution to global emissions.
Food technology proved vital during the pandemic but fundraising and deal activity in this space continues to rage on in what will surely be a record year.
Fitch Solutions study cites government policy, M&A activity and than 2,500MW worth of agrivoltaic projects in the planning or construction stages as tailwinds for the sector.
Returns of annual and permanent farmland remain divergent, with annual farmland seeing robust figures following favorable weather conditions and high farmgate prices.
Confidence among farmers is strong after a bumper 2020 winter crop, with hopes that a repeat this year will set the sector up for years to come.
Partner Liz Harrison says a decrease among US producer respondents willing buy inputs online reflects large suppliers' lack of commitment to digital channels and the growing role of trusted agronomists.
Founder Allison Kopf says banks, private funds and midstream incumbents could all be among lenders supporting expected capex of about $20bn over the next 10 years for leafy greens alone.
Environmental Policy Innovation Center executive director Timothy Male says predictable public spending has helped make the 64,000 square mile ecosystem the country’s most receptive to private conservation capital.
An improving commodity outlook and demand for passive investments meant annual cropland saw higher returns than permanent cropland in 2020 for the first time since 2001, said AgIS Capital.
The median price per ha of Australian farmland rose in every state and territory for the first time in 15 years as demand for land remains very strong, Rural Bank says.
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