Ag Trends and Outlook

  • Expert Commentary: Emerging From Crisis, Reflections on Brazilian Markets

    Brazil has proven to truly be a global agricultural powerhouse; emerging as one of the world’s leading agricultural producers and sought-after trading partners. However, recent years of political uncertainty and financial instability have negatively affected the country’s ag sector both domestically and in international markets. But as

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  • 15 Minutes With… Deborah Perkins, Global Head of Food & Agribusiness at ING

    ING, a global financial institution with more than 52,000 employees and banking services for customers in over 40 countries, today announced the appointment of Deborah Perkins as global head of its new Food & Agribusiness division. Perkins, who will be based in Amsterdam, has been charged with leading the growth and further development

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  • Contributed Content: Green bonds: A new financing tool to foster a more sustainable agriculture

    By Roberto Vitón, Managing Director – Valoral Advisors The global food and agriculture sector starts the new year on a high note as investors look to deploy more capital into the many themes available in the sector. Today, there are over 440 investment funds specialized in this sector, with assets under management over US$73 billion acro

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  • Understanding Farmland Investment

    UNDERSTANDING FARMLAND INVESTMENT By Detlef Schoen, Head of Real Assets, Insight Investment   INSIGHT FARMLAND PROFILE Over many years Insight Farmland has built corporate farming expertise and strong institutional bridgeheads in key global agricultural geographies, with tried and tested people, processes and structu

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  • Ten Pivotal Agtech Advances

    From the AgTech Week issue of GAI Gazette, read about the critical advancements that brought about modern agriculture - including the plow, drip irrigation, biotechnology and everything in between. [embeddoc url="http://www.globalaginvesting.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/gazette_v4i2_10_advancements_12June17-1.pdf" download="all"]

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  • Outlook on Ag 2016 Q4 with Philippe de Lapérouse [+WEBINAR]

    On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners LLC Philippe de Lapérouse delivered a webinar looking back on the ag sector in 2016 and looking ahead to the anticipated drivers in 2017. How will a Trump administration effect the ag sector in 2017? I don’t think that the Trump administration will hav

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  • Agriculture: A New Asset Class Presents Opportunities for Institutional Investors

    A new white paper written by HighQuest Consulting Managing Director, Philippe de Lapérouse, defines the long-term fundamentals for investment in farmland, describes the opportunities for global investment and explains the makings of a farmland portfolio.  Over the last decade, there has been an increase in interest amongst institutional

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  • Farmers Edge Secures Additional $3.2M from Osmington Inc.

    Toronto-based commercial real estate firm, Osmington Inc., has exercised a $3.2 million investment option in precision agriculture and data management leader, Farmers Edge. Founded in 1995 and owned by David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters, Toronto-based Osmington Inc. is a private commercial firm that has historically focused on real

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  • Addressing the Agtech Adoption Gap: Headwinds and Solutions

    While the past five years have delivered both increased innovation and investment in agricultural technology (agtech), the value it promises to deliver to farmers has been widely unrealized, as of yet, according to a new white paper. Investment in agtech reached a new record high in 2015, reaching $4.6 billion and almost doubling investment

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  • Seven Reasons to Invest in Ecological Farming

    Ecological farming is a structure of interconnected agricultural operating principles. It works to minimize inputs, build soil health, recycle nutrients, support greater diversity within crops, animals and the environment, and reduce the environmental impact of farming while producing high value foods.  It encompasses a variety of labels incl

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