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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…

South American Political Map and What It Means for the Agro Industry

The South American political map provides some insight into the economic and political structure of the region and its effects on the agro industry. Learn more. The South American Political Map and What It Means for the Agro-Industry In 2016, Brazil hit its highest level of stocks in over four years. Brazilian stocks have risen over 48 percent and…

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…

What are farm syndicates and how do they operate?

Farm syndicates are a business model that offers investors the possibility of buying shares or part ownership to take part of a rural productive initiative, whether this is an agricultural project or a horticultural one. It consists of several investors, with similar interests, who are seeking to obtain benefits through rural activities, without the need of settling in a…

Are Performance Fees Fair for Syndicate Investors?

The Argument Against Performance Fees If fund managers and syndicate managers do not outperform their benchmark, they continue to get their standard fee, even if they have to forego their performance fee. We like performance but we do not like performance fees. There are fund managers, who charge a fee for management, but then on top of that, they charge…