Investment in Agriculture: Opportunities Across The Value Chain, IPEC, Geneva October 17, 2017
Agriculture is attracting greater levels of interest from institutional investors as they seek to diversify their portfolios and position themselves to take advantage of growing demand for food arising from global population growth and increased consumption by the emerging middle classes in developing countries. It has also been increasingly viewed and leveraged as sustainable/impact investment contributing to global sustainable development.
Investors seek access to the sector through investment in farmland, agricultural businesses or in technology companies looking to generate innovative technological solutions to agricultural problems (known as Agtech). Agtech has the potential to produce more food with fewer resources and less environmental impact. It is surfing on a wave of new technologies and innovations that threatens to disrupt the markets and profit pools of mature agribusiness companies. 67% of investors with a preference for agriculture/farmland funds would also invest in Agtech.
Where does the “Green” revolution stand? Will technology be the answer for food security? How to invest in the space? What are the biggest opportunities?
This IPEC-Geneva event will bring together a diverse panel of speakers from across the agriculture value chain and investment community to address those questions.