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Unlike various other ag segments, fishing and aquaculture will continue to suffer as long as populations are in lockdown and restaurants remain closed.
Import and export restrictions, logistical delays and the spread of the virus itself are introducing new complexities to food supply chains, says Decernis chief executive Kevin Kenny.
Shopping trolley in supermarket
During a time of unprecedented global crisis and widespread turmoil across asset classes, ag industry stakeholders continue to feel upbeat about their investments.
Aerial view water treatment tank with waste water
Ken Mehlman says the $1.3bn vehicle will draw on KKR’s previous protein investments in Asia and support a focus on wastewater treatment in North America and Europe.
Aerial view of cargo ship in transit.
Refinitiv director of agricultural research Daniel Redo says congestion on China's ports is finally starting to ease but covid-19 has compounded global soybean exports woes.
Rabobank’s Global Dairy Quarterly finds upwards price growth in late 2019 stalled early this year, with the uncertainty over covid-19 leading to investors scrambling to assess the impact.
Assistant professor Sandro Steinbach says China’s use of new supply chains is likely to hurt the state’s exports more significantly in the long term.
Robot on smart farming concept
Despite a small drop in overall venture capital investment into agriculture and food technology startups, market segments such as alternative protein and regions such as Europe and LatAm registered strong fundraising performance.
Aquaculture in Norway
The firm's first two funds have almost raised a combined $250m from family offices and will invest in Norwegian ag and energy companies before exporting them to South-East Asia.
Investment into areas such as agtech, aquaculture, controlled environment agriculture and sustainable proteins are expected to bear the biggest opportunities.
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