Farmland prices continue to rise, driven by key fundamentals.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to increase productivity, reduce costs, minimize environmental impact, and improve sustainability in the agricultural sector. However, it is crucial to address the downsides and challenges associated with AI in agriculture to ensure equitable access, promote sustainable practices, and protect the interests of farmers.
Agricultural price inflation continues to sit at historically high levels with the key inputs maintaining a higher rate of inflation than outputs. This will put pressure on farm incomes and impact farm cropping and stocking decisions throughout 2023 and beyond.
Vladamir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is impacting food prices and leading to concerns over global food security. Food prices were rising sharply before the invasion, largely to due rising energy prices but it is now driving fuel, fertiliser, and food prices even higher. Ukraine’s new agriculture minister Mykola Solskyi has said that Ukraine’s ability to […]
With Covid-19 the World has entered into a renewed period of economic uncertainty, what impact will this have on agricultural investment, and in Agtech in particular. The growing range of agricultural technology coming onto the market in recent years has been fueled by internal budgets of major agricultural firms and venture capital aimed at start-up […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is the major story of 2020 and the crisis is not going away any time soon. Despite some countries are starting to ease lock-downs and restart their economies there is real uncertainty over the timing of a return to normal life if at all, and the risk of a second wave of […]
Insects are vital for farming as pollinators of crops and as predators of pests but livestock farmers are now looking more and more at insects as a source of feed. There is however, a growing interest and research on farming insects to provide a source of protein for both animals and humans. The global edible […]
A recent report from the OECD suggests that super-bug infections will kill around 2.4 million people across Europe, North America and Australia by 2050 unless more is done to limit drug-resistant super bugs. Health officials in England launched a campaign to try to prevent people from asking for the drugs when they do not need them. […]
Enjoy the Brussels sprouts today. The perfect Winter vegetable which can even be used as a source of “Green” energy. Merry Christmas from Farmlytics.
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President sent shock-waves through financial markets – the Mexican peso, along with stocks in Asia and emerging markets were initially hit hard, however have recovered to some extent as the real consequences of his victory are assessed. An outsider to the political establishment with no track […]