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The Fund's objective is to provide long-term growth of capital by investing in equity securities of issuers with high growth potential operating in the agriculture and food industires.

In order to feed the rising global population while also lowering carbon emissions, the food & agriculture industry will need to reinvent itself and focus on key sustainable technologies that support efficient use of land & resources, reduce food loss & waste and contribute to better nutrition. Companies that develop business models to address these goals will share in a multi-trillion dollar investment opportunity.

With most investors planning to increase allocations to food & agriculture, we see great potential in emerging technologies such as precision agriculture, agri-food testing, vertical farming and alternative proteins. Continued development in these areas should help to improve crop & livestock yields, reduce water & energy usage and encourage a healthier diet.

The Fund is authorized to issue series of shares designated as Series A and Series F class.

Fund Codes: FE:MID161 / LL:MID163
DSC:MID166 / F Series:MID162
Inception Date: May 26, 2009
Eligibility: RRSPs, RRIFs, DPSPs, RESPs and TFSAs
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Lead Portfolio Managers   In the Spotlight
Dennis da Silva
Dennis da Silva
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Rob Lauzon
Robert F. Lauzon
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Middlefield Market Commentary 
Globe and Mail: Regenerative agriculture a game-changer for farmers 
Financial Post: Food is the new oil 
Conversation with Lubi Kutua, Vice President, Beyond Meat 
The Future of Food & Agriculture 
The Wall Street Journal: Corn Is the Latest Commodity to Soar 
BNN Bloomberg: Nestle Introduces Plant-Based Milk Brand to Rival Oatly, Alpro 
Pepsi believes that "regenerative farming practices can help restore the earth" 
Artificial intelligence and robots are helping farmers prepare for climate change crisis 
The Economist: The world's food system has so far weathered COVID-19 
Mallika Verma
Mallika Verma
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