A recent Rabobank report highlighted Calysta’s FeedKind as among the most promising of a group of alternative protein fishfeed products.
Farmer Mac’s survey of 350 agricultural lenders shows commodity prices, liquidity and farm income as top concerns.
Quarterly reading on 445 US timberland properties shows 0.63 percent returns from lumber sales and a slight appreciation in land values during the first three months of 2017.
Dipping returns in recent quarters mark a contrast from both recent and historical performance of the index, which has tripled since 2000.
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Over 10 years the IAA 80’s average annual growth rate significantly outperformed the MSCI, with the IAA 80 up 6.1 percent versus a 0.3 percent decline for the MSCI.
The milestone comes as consumer demands shift in favor of non-GMO and organic products, which has drawn farmers, major food companies and private equity investors to the organic market.
The Economist Corporate Network’s Africa director says national governments can play an important role in creating opportunities for private equity investments in Africa’s food and agriculture sectors.
Canadian farmland values grew by an average of 7.9 percent in 2016, the 23rd consecutive year of increases, according to Farm Credit Canada.
As of press time, 54 of 68 respondents, or 79 percent, said their agri investments would increase in 2017, while 10 said they anticipate a decrease and just four said they would remain the same.