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A Decade in the Farmland Asset Class Evolution

By Jeff Conrad, Managing Principal and President, AgIS Capital “Courtesy of Global AgInvesting. Reprinted from GAI News, Jan. 18, 2018.” Institutional investment in farmland grew significantly over the last decade. This growth started in the more developed U.S. market and spread to emerging markets around the world. During this time, the NCREIF Farmland…

Investing in agriculture for 2018

Hardy investors are seeking new ways to grow their money IN THE next 40 years, humans will need to produce more food than they did in the previous 10,000 put together. But with sprawling cities gobbling up arable land, agricultural productivity gains decreasing, and demand for biofuels increasing, supply is not keeping up with demand. Clever farmers, scientists and entrepreneurs…

What are the Different Types of Company Structures in Peru?

Peru is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and therefore an attractive emerging market for foreign investors. Out of 190 countries, Peru is ranked 54th on the ease of doing business index, according to the World Bank Group. Also included in the World Bank report was that Peru had an annual average growth rate from 2002 to 2016 of 5.6%…

Synthetic meats are on their way, but farmers could be left behind

This controversial article was recently published in New Zealand newspapers but could equally, apply to South American dairy and beef producers. ‘Fake’ animal proteins are set to disrupt world markets – and much faster than our agriculture industry is anticipating, argues food strategist Dr Rosie Bosworth. New Zealand’s agricultural sector has been…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular all around the world but they are not all equal. Each one has a defined propose and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis done on them showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’…

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR HAS ARRIVED

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Smart farming is becoming the norm in developed countries This is a report funded by Microsoft on the disruption taking place in the food sector in New Zealand and around the world. I have been saying for some time that small farmers who carry on the traditional forms of farming will increasingly struggle to survive. Certainly, there is evidence that…