April 17, 2021

Interest.co: Opportunities in agriculture and horticulture

This article was on Interest.co.nz - you can read it in full here.

Proportional ownership gives investors access to the resilient agricultural and horticultural sector, as the importance of land comes into sharp focus. The Syndex platform is where these opportunities live.

It’s not overly surprising that agriculture and horticulture were among the best performing investment sectors through the 2020 pandemic. Food, as an essential to life, retains strong demand despite economic downturns.

The pandemic has been unique in the sense that the necessity of food has seen demand for many products strengthen, particularly those perceived to deliver health benefits and high levels of nutrition.

These sectors aren’t immune to the trials of the time of course and the pandemic has tested their resilience in unique ways too; interruption of supply chains, consumer behaviour changes, access to harvest labour and safe production protocols among a few.

From an investment perspective, COVID has sparked a renewed interest in alternatives assets with specific focus on the agriculture space. As an investor, to gain exposure to agriculture is to gain exposure to a demographic trend that is inevitable.

We need to feed a human population that is in continued growth. Publicly traded markets may display volatility, global commerce may slow, but humanity keeps on growing, and each new human being is by necessity a consumer of agricultural or horticultural produce.

In addition, the sub-sector of ag-tech and ag-business becomes ever more significant when considering the feeding of a growth population on a planet with finite land and natural resources.

Ross Verry

Ross Verry is CEO of Syndex and a shareholder. The views expressed above are purely his own. Please assess and research all your investment.

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