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The farmers' market

The farmers' market

Global agriculture is a compelling and readily comprehensible investment theme, but tapping into the growth in the sector isn't always that straightforward - especially for UK investors - as home-grown options are thin on the ground and under-capitalised, so the viable equity options are invariably located offshore. You could let somebody else make the decisions for you, but a managed fund isn't for everyone, while exposure to soft commodities through derivatives is an area best left unexplored.

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