Your guide to investing in agriculture

AGRICULTURE

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Maria Merricks looks at how specialist equity vehicles offer a stable route into this diverse asset class.

A shift in the supply and demand dynamics within the agriculture sector is offering investors a compelling investment opportunity. While demand for agricultural products is strong, supply is constrained and this pattern is set to continue. A natural population growth of 1% per year will mean an increasing number of mouths to feed. By 2050, the world population will exceed nine billion, according to figures from the UN. Meanwhile, a growing affluence in developing countries is moving populations away from a staple wheat diet of rice and noodles, towards more protein based foodstuffs. I...

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