Research & Data

Partner Shelley Stewart describes an opportunity for agriculture to become an investment vertical for ‘post-George Floyd’ firms launched to pursue racial equity and social justice.
Grain farm, wheat harvest
Demand will experience a shift to higher value and more sustainable products, as a levelling-off of the population limits overall demand.
Farm, cotswold, England
Bare agricultural land prices in England and Wales rose from £6,912 per acre in Q4 2020 to £7,580 in Q4 2021 – the highest average price since 2016.
The Dutch bank says a cocktail of negative factors including adverse weather, high shipping costs and limited labor availability will continue to support high prices.
Head of the non-profit financial think tank’s food and land use program Peter Elwin says investors should preserve future earnings by taking action to stop deforestation.
Jonathan Sanderman, an associate soil scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, says expectations agricultural soils will gain carbon and provide income to farmers are too high.
Australia, farm, windmill
The ANREV Australian Farmland Index recorded strong capital appreciation in Q2 2021, with annual farmland continuing to outperform permanent farmland.
Farmland Opportunity president Jay Girotto says the full land market impact of recent ‘feast, then famine’ production dynamics in Pacific Northwest remains to seen.
Cows grazing, farm
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.
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