Playing a key role in our daily lives, providing livelihoods for one-third of the global population, the Ag & Food sector accounts for more than 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) across developing countries and almost 30% of GDP for the world’s least-developed countries.
In 2018, agriculture added USD3.3 trillion to the world economy, up 50% from 2008 . Over 2.5 billion people work in the agricultural sector, many residing in rural areas, emerging markets, or both.
With the global population estimated to growth to 10 billion by 2050, requiring an increase of 70% in food production adding further pressure on the use of natural resources combined with increasing risks related to climate change. Addressing these challenges through our investments has become one of our major priorities.
To support an inclusive and sustainable growth in this sector, Aqua Capital commits to the adoption of rigorous ESG and Positive Impact (ESG+I) principles.