Food & Agribusiness Report - Securing supply in an uncertain world

March 2012

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Increasing global demand for commodities means companies and countries need to be ever more creative in ensuring a stable supply chain. We believe that food security and the future development of the global agri-industry will be key issues over the coming years.

Rising populations and a growing and increasingly prosperous middle class in emerging markets has led not only to rising demand for food and agricultural products but also to a change in the structure of demand. Meat and other protein products are forming a larger and larger proportion of diets, driving up the prices of both the meat itself and the feed required to raise the livestock. Against this background of rising and changing demand, governments and sovereign wealth funds face the challenge of securing the supply of food for their people.

This creates substantial opportunity for producers, investors and multi-national players in the agri-industry to increase production both in traditional producer regions (such as Australia, Russia and North America) and in other regions with great potential (such as Africa and Latin America).

Norton Rose interviewed over 100 senior executives from organisations across the food and agribusiness sector around the world to get their views on the key issues affecting their organisations and this rapidly transforming sector. Find out what they thought.

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With our global network across the major producer markets including Australia, the Americas, Russia, Africa and Asia, combined with our unique sector expertise in all of the areas critical to the production and supply of food and agricultural products, Norton Rose Group is extremely well placed to support the global agri-industry in meeting the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.