The Danish agribusiness sector is among the most efficient in the world, and with a global increase in food demand there are good business prospects for the future.
The number of people on earth is expected to reach nine billion in 2050. It is particularly in developing countries in Africa and Asia that the population is growing and consequently also here that the food demand is the highest. This creates favourable business conditions for the Danish agribusiness sector, which is among the most efficient in the world.
More than 300 agribusiness investments
IFU has for several years invested with the Danish agribusiness sector in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. In total, more than 300 investments have been conducted in all parts of the agribusiness value chain. The total expected investment is more than DKK 34 billion of which IFU has contributed nearly DKK 5 billion in loans and share capital.
In recent years, IFU has made several investments in China, including investments in two new pig farms and animal feed production in collaboration with the Danish company DLG and a Chinese partner. In cooperation with several pension funds, IFU has also invested in a fund that e.g. buys and upgrades agriculture in southern Africa.
A new agribusiness fund
IFU is currently working to establish a public - private agribusiness fund, which will help increase the number of Danish investments in the agribusiness sector and also promote Danish agribusiness technology and services in developing countries and emerging markets. The fund is expected to be in place by the end of 2015.
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