Vital Capital’s Vice President of Investments, Francisco Machado, spoke to Agri Investor about the outlook for investors looking to make an impact through agriculture investments against a backdrop of increasing global food insecurity and a growing urgency to curb emissions and the environmental degradation from agriculture.
Drawing from Vital’s extensive experience in the sector, Francisco shared how investments in agriculture can act as an impact multiplier in local economies: “From an impact perspective, it meets our goal… increased availability and affordability of basic nutrition leads to improved health,” Francisco explained. “And the fact that we rely on the smallholder farmers also then taps into increased financial resilience.”
As part of our focus on agriculture we aim not only to produce positive outcomes for the environment, but also to prioritize improvements in health and incomes for the farmers and local communities we work with. This follows our underlying investment thesis of maximizing impact for every dollar invested.
Read the full article to learn more about different approaches to cultivating impact in agriculture: https://www.agriinvestor.com/cultivating-impact-in-agriculture/