Agritech is booming across the world, affecting everything from the growing process to final consumption, but which locations are at the forefront of the industry?
Middle East and North Africa
FDI in Morocco had already been declining prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, but the country has been a regional leader in outbound investment in recent years.
Strongman rulers may be ambassadors of authoritarianism, but they both deter and attract certain types of foreign investment.
Egypt is one of the largest economies in Africa, and one of the continent’s biggest recipients of FDI. The Covid-19 crisis has hit the country hard, but it should avoid a recession.
Saudi Arabia’s largely underwhelming FDI performance over the years saw the country launch its Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy and attract more foreign investment.
As the economic impact of coronavirus unfolds, 37 emerging markets are at most risk of mass protests in the coming months, a recent report shows.
Abu Dhabi has been proactive in supporting its companies during the Covid-19 outbreak. The director-general of its investment office describes how better communications, a focus on tech, and an emphasis on aftercare are helping the emirate to thrive.