All articles by Marina Leiva

Marina Leiva is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor, where she specialises in the agribusiness sector. Previously, she reported on institutional investments in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal for MandateWire at the Financial Times. She started her career in Spain, covering international affairs for

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Haarlem’s ban on meat advertising is a raw topic – but it could become the norm

The Dutch city of Haarlem will become the first in the world to ban meat advertising and it is more likely to be a trendsetter than an outlier.

Beef leads as food industry’s worst offender for greenhouse gas emissions

Land use and farm activities are shown by a study to be a significant source of food-related greenhouse gas emissions, with beef the worst offender.

FDI in food in 2021: The state of play

FDI projects in the food sector declined by 13% in 2021 as the issues created by the Covid-19 pandemic continued to make their presence felt.

Climate change and extreme weather events hang heavy over global breadbasket countries

Global breadbasket countries have had much to contend with in recent years, but it is climate change that presents their biggest challenge.

Venture capital investment in agritech sector set to drop after boom in 2021

As food supply chains came under strain during the Covid-19 pandemic, venture capital investment in agritech reached an all-time high.

“Blue transformation” of aquatic food production crucial, says UN FAO report

As aquatic food production continues to expand, the FAO calls for a “blue transformation” towards a more sustainable industry.

What are the real reasons behind the world’s food insecurity?

Food shortages tend to grab the headlines but is there really a lack of goods or is it just plain inequality that is driving food insecurity?

Is Africa the next global breadbasket?

The vast African continent is rich in arable land, but turning it into a global breadbasket comes with myriad challenges.

Is soybean production sustainable?

Soybean production is highly profitable for both growers and commodity traders, but it comes with large environmental repercussions.