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Informa Economics IEG's forward-looking multi-client studies deliver in-depth analysis and insights on emerging trends, opportunities, and the industry's largest, most complex issues and challenges. Each study is led by a team of subject matter and research experts who provide comprehensive findings, analysis and recommendations that can immediately be applied to your business so you can formulate key strategies with confidence and always be sure you are steps ahead of your competition.




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Available Studies

New Directions for Policy and the Economy?

A multi-client study by Informa Economics IEG in partnership with China’s National Grain and Oilseed Information Center (NGOIC) and Informa’s China affiliate, PolyResource International LLC.


The Potential for Sustained Low Crop Prices and Industry Implications

The study examines the effects of sustained low prices for grains and oilseeds, the developments that could prompt a price rebound, and the implications of a sustained price realignment for crops, animal agriculture, food, biofuels, transportation, finance and other ancillary industries.


The Modal Requirements Transporting North America's Commodities in a Highly Utilized Modal Environment

The North American agriculture and energy commodity markets are roaring with abundances of supplies and demand for those supplies. Yet transportation and infrastructure are racing to keep up and, in some cases, falling behind moving those supplies to market positions. An understanding of the scope, scale and requirements of moving expected higher volumes of North American commodities and products is needed.


Market, Industry, Status, Opportunities and Challenges

Latin America - especially Brazil - plays an import role in the biopesticides market, mainly due to potential land openings, but also growing concern by government agencies and conventional pesticide companies of the environmental impact of traditional pesticides and the need for integrated pest management programs for GMO and non-GMO crops. Informa Economics FNP (FNP)'s study on Brazilian Biopesticides Industry focuses on all of the major drivers that impact the demand and supply sides of the Brazilian bio pesticide sector, including government role, R&D developments, current and near future players and the ramifications of GMO crops in this scenario.



The Brazilian meat sector is classified as one of the most dynamic in the world. Currently, Brazil is the 2nd largest meat producer in the world and number one in international trade. This report gives considerable attention to the supply side of each of the three livestock activities: poultry, beef and pork. The report provides data and information regarding the characterization of farmers and ranchers, their management practices as well as their production costs. Aside from a detailed analysis of each meat chain, the report also provides information on the prospects for traceability of the three main segments of meat in Brazil.


Evaluation and Outlook of the Market Opportunities for the Barge and Towboat Markets of the Mississippi River Navigation System

The inland navigation system is amidst a number of developments as barge fleets have become pressured on increased demand, a diversifying commodity mix, towboat advances, changes with crew requirements and expected improved conditions going forward. The Fact Book includes a five-year Evaluation and Outlook of the Market Opportunities for the Barge and Towboat Markets of the Mississippi River System. With the dynamics that have emerged in recent years, and changes to ownership/operators through merger and acquisitions, this Fact Book is an indispensable resource to gain insight and understanding of and into the inland navigation industry through 2018.



Over the last 20 years, new technologies, including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have emerged, tapping natural gas and crude oil that was previously inaccessible. The use of such technologies was expensive to employ and uneconomical until the price of crude oil turned higher. At the end of 2001, crude oil was priced under $20 per barrel, and then ran up to more than $140 per barrel in 2008. This study focuses on how changes in petroleum production will impact the U.S. inland navigation system. Driving such an interest is how the replumbing of the U.S. pipeline and rail system is altering the location of surplus petroleum supplies and what it means for tank barges.


A Centralized Source of Global Farmland Information, Analytics and Outlook

Over the past ten years investment in farmland switched from an asset class limited to farmers, wealthy individuals and a small number of financial institutions to a sought after and even "sexy" asset class that provides risk adjusted returns comparable to, or better than, conventional real estate and equity investments, hedge against inflation and recession, long-term stability and portfolio diversification. A new array of players, including pension funds, private equity, and general investment funds have entered the market lured by recent high returns and the long-term investment thesis for agriculture and food assets: food consumption growth driven by population growth and accelerated by increased per capita income and constrained by supply of productive farmland will create returns superior to other asset class investments. This Outlook provides a centralized source of farmland prices as well as an objective and unbiased long-term fundamental forecast of farmland prices that integrates Informa's existing experience in forecasting global agricultural fundamentals and farmland prices along with Informa's global reach through its offices and affiliates across key agricultural supply centers.


Opportunities and Challenges of a US and EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)

The US and the EU account for nearly half of world GDP and 30 percent of world trade. Goods and services worth $2.7 billion are traded daily between the two countries, promoting economic growth and supporting millions of jobs in both economies. In addition, the US and the EU have directly invested more than $3.7 trillion on both sides of the Atlantic. This study focuses on the potential gains for the US from a TTIP Agreement and have drawn on our US and EU team of trade and commodity experts to examine the trade opportunities and challenges that would occur for the major agricultural and food sectors from tariffs being reduced to zero and sanitary/phytosanitary and other non-tariff barriers being either reduced or eliminated.


Expected Structural Changes and Implications for the U.S. Agriculture-Food Value Chain

The study is fourth in a series of studies done by Informa concerning structural trends in U.S. agriculture. The study's purpose is to help clients assimilate the mass of information developed by the semi-decennial census of agriculture, and to describe and evaluate the main trends affecting the sector. This study examines in detail the dynamics taking place on the farm and will provide specific outlooks and strategies for various stakeholder groups in both the private and public sectors and it addresses the rates and magnitudes of change taking place in the evolution of US production agriculture. Moreover, the study projects the alternative structures to be established over the next decade. These analyses will serve as a foundation for policymakers (both state and local and federal) as well as rural planners and farm-related businesses. In addition, the study describes and quantify (for each major segment) the impact of the evolving structures on each segment of the agriculture-food value chain. In the final analysis, the study prescribes strategies for aggressive business development or protections as the changing structures dictate new economic opportunities and/or problems for the various sectoral participants.


The Future of "Big Data" and AgInformatics

Farmland Dynamics in Brazil

The New Energy Dynamics:  Implications for Agriculture, Food, Biofuels and Transportation

China's Growing Appetite for Meats:  Implications for World Meat Trade

Agriculture, the Environment and Special Interests:  Operating in a New Era of Regulation



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