Agriculture needs private investments

27 March 2013 | At the end of January, the FAO General Director José Graziano da Silva declared his full support for responsible investments in agriculture. This plea summed up the results of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture to which members of the Aquila Capital Farm Team were also invited. The discussions between agricultural ministers from all over the world and sector experts focussed on, among other things, the need to tackle the issue of hunger. At the end of the two-day panel, all participants recognised the great need for investments into agriculture to improve productivity and thus the farmers’ earning situation. In practice, we consider investments into primary agricultural production, which pursue the goal of raising productivity while at the same time preserving resources, to be the most effective long-term approach towards sustainably improving the global food situation.