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“If you eat, you’re involved –
there’s nowhere to run”

Rt. Hon. James Bolger,
Chairman of the WAF Advisory Board and Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Updated: 7 December 2011

Rethinking Agriculture
to sustain a growing global population
Renaissance Hotel, rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels, Belgium
29th November to 1st December 2011
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Rt. Hon. James Bolger,
Chairman Advisory Board
and former Prime Minister
of New Zealand
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Message from the 2011 Congress Chairman, Jim Bolger:
The focus on agriculture and food production is unprecedented.  
Prices are rising, shortages are feared and the hungry are not getting any
less hungry.  And concurrently, the responsibilities placed on agriculture
are increasing – as a source of energy, industrial raw materials and
pharmaceuticals while all the while using less water and reducing its
environmental impact.
The Financial Experts Comment:
"see you at the WAF 2011 Congress"

"World Agricultural Squeeze" - Comments by Data Explorers
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fund activity across all global market sectors. Established in 2002, Data
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Hong Kong
for full comment & analysis see world agricultural squeeze

  • Food yield is flattening out just when we need more of it. We
    are over reliant on fertilizer and lacking in unused fertile
    land. Does this lend itself to a short term strategy of owning
    potash producers and GM food companies?
  • Food and the capital markets are reluctant bedfellows. This
    is partly reflected in how few agricultural ventures have
    formed publicly traded companies.
  • Investors can clearly choose to invest in companies that
    address the symptoms rather than the cause of too many
    people and too little food.
  • For those wanting a deep dive, the World Agriculture Forum
    comes to Europe for the first time later this year (28th Nov to
    1st Dec). See you there.
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