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James McCandless
James McCandless, managing director of UBS AgriVest, explains the buy-and-lease strategy and how demand for the asset class has changed over the years.
Australia’s agriculture industry is courting foreign investment – but domestic institutional investors should be stepping up, too.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has released its 2013 report on how it aimed to advance "climate-smart agriculture".
New figures show that American farmland is expected to perform better than equities and bonds over the next 10 years and it is hoped Australia will follow suit.
Soybean harvest
The African agriculture asset management firm is currently fundraising for integrated farming projects in Ghana, Senegal and Nigeria, looking to invest into soybean and other farms.
Agriculture fund managers in Australia had a generally positive view of the recent Australian budget, despite the general dissatisfaction among other sectors in the country.
Values for 'good' farmland in the first quarter of 2014 were down in the Corn Belt region, according to the Chicago Fed’s latest agricultural letter.
The new commitment by the Washington State Investment Board was approved at an April board meeting and takes its total commitment to agri to $650 million.
Patrick Cheney, associate at Colvin & Co, discusses how the firm differentiates itself and talks through the firm's land valuation methods.
In 2013 some $7.2 billion of private capital was committed to African agriculture projects through Grow Africa, the partnership programme established by the World Economic Forum, NEPAD and the African Union to accelerate the transformation of African agriculture. This is twice the amount in 2012.

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