Healthier & More Nutritious
Global population growth, free trade agreements, lower tariffs, and the increase in worldwide numbers of the middle class have led to the shift towards healthier and more nutritious diets. This is escalating the demand for food security and agriculture. Nowhere has it been more predominant than with “superfoods” and permanent crop plantings.
A massive cropland conversion is underway in the United States, Australia, and across the globe, converting farmland from the traditional annual crops, such as corn, wheat, and soy, to the ‘superfoods’ of permanent crops, such as avocados, citrus, and almonds.
Aqua Ceres is involved in finding ways to channel capital into farmers’ businesses to be able to expand and cater to these markets and develop permanent crops to help meet the increased global demand for healthier, more nutritious food.