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Land is a Safe Investment | LandThink

Land is a Safe Investment | LandThink | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
Economic uncertainty and turmoil around the world is leaving investors looking for a “safe” place to invest money.
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A very good overview of why land is an excellent option for a safe alternative investment

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Farm land in England set to rise by 5% over next 12 months, says Knight Frank experts | Curated by GreenWorld BVI

Farm land in England set to rise by 5% over next 12 months, says Knight Frank experts | Curated by GreenWorld BVI | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
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Feel free to contact us at info@greenworld bvi.com for more information on our African and Australian farmland investments

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Graph of which 5 countries have the largest amount of outward investment in foreign farmland. China way ahead, 3 out of 5 are from Persion Gulf. This is all about food security.

Graph of which 5 countries have the largest amount of outward investment in foreign farmland. China way ahead, 3 out of 5 are from Persion Gulf. This is all about food security. | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
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Investors come back to the markets in search of returns - FTSE Global Markets (blog)

Investors come back to the markets in search of returns - FTSE Global Markets (blog) | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
Investors come back to the markets in search of returns FTSE Global Markets (blog) For example, the focus has been on global farmland as a sound investment for some of these closed-ended funds with investments being made in cattle stations in...
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Interesting piece from the FT on shares, but mentions that one of the hot sectors is agriculture

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New Study On Global Farmland Investing, via GreenWorld at www.greenworldbvi.com

Recent Study on the current state of farmland as an investment globally. Feel free to contact us for a copy.

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Someone just sent us an excellent overview of the landscape of global farmland investing. Feel free to contact us at info@greenworldbvi.com for a copy

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Tailgate Talk: A Lifetime Connection to Agriculture

Tailgate Talk: A Lifetime Connection to Agriculture | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
Agriculture plays a role in all of our lives. In an interesting twist, investor and author Jim Rogers got his first taste of agriculture by selling magazines.
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A short history of commodity bulls; Why this one may be different | Commodities Briefing

A short history of commodity bulls; Why this one may be different | Commodities Briefing | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
Jim Rogers has been bullish on agriculture for years now He stated during an interview with the Economic Times in 2009 Ten years from now it may be farmers who will dr (A short history of commodity bulls; Why this one may be different: Jim Rogers...
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Jim Rogers: 'Be Very Worried' And Buy Agriculture

Jim Rogers: 'Be Very Worried' And Buy Agriculture | agriculture investments | Scoop.it

Legendary investor says farmers will boom in tough global economy.  From Forbes Magazine via GreenWorld - www.greenworldbvi.com

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 Jim Rogers is probably one of the top two or three major investors in the world advocating agriculture as an investment

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Ben Broadbent: QE is still effective but we have other tools - Telegraph

Ben Broadbent: QE is still effective but we have other tools - Telegraph | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
Asset purchases by the Bank of England remain effective, but other options may also help boost the economy, central bank policymaker Ben Broadbent has said.
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More QE madness!
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Land is a Safe Investment | LandThink

Land is a Safe Investment | LandThink | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
Economic uncertainty and turmoil around the world is leaving investors looking for a “safe” place to invest money.
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A very good overview of why land is an excellent option for a safe alternative investment

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If You Want to See Why Australian Farmland Investments are a Great Option, Consider the Price History Over the Last 20 Years | Australian Farmland investment

One of the questions we at GreenWorld frequently get asked by potential clients about our farmland investment in Australia is the price history of Australian
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Feel free to review our latest post from our blog on Australian farmland

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Craig Wichner: A New Model for Investing in Farmland

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This is a good podcast worth listening to re: investing in the farmland asset class.

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Farmland Returns 19% In 2012, Michael Burry Could Be Big Winner

Farmland Returns 19% In 2012, Michael Burry Could Be Big Winner | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
The NCREIF reported that U.S. farmland rose to 9.56 percent in the fourth quarter and 19 percent for the year 2012, the highest level in six years.
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And this is US farmland, which is in a bit of a bubble, as is farmland here in UK.  For big gains look to emerging markets like Africa or Eastern Europe

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Farmland values increase for investors | via GreenWorld, www.greenworldbvi.com

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Once again, further evidenced of the value of farmland as an alternative investment.

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Great graph from Savills. Curated by GreenWorld

Great graph from Savills. Curated by GreenWorld | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
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This provides a very clear visual explanation of the interplay between rising population and shrinking arable land.
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Kingdom to halt wheat production by 2016Agriculture - Curated by GreenWorld www.greenworldbvi.com

Kingdom to halt wheat production by 2016Agriculture - Curated by GreenWorld www.greenworldbvi.com | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
The Kingdom is likely to totally depend on wheat imports starting from 2016, says Waleed El-Khereiji, head of Grains and Silos Flour Management Organization (GSFMO).
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Saudi Arabia will no longer produce wheat, ALL of it will be imported. The article mentions Australian wheat. Ask us about or new wheat farmland investment in Australia, perfect timing there. 

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Jim Rogers: High Profits Ahead for Farmers - Agriculture.com Community

Jim Rogers: High Profits Ahead for Farmers - Agriculture.com Community | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
I have read Jim Rodgers investment advice for a number of years and he does a good job. The below advice from him is related to the Farmland vs Stock
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Jim Rogers says high profits ahead for farmers - we agree!

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Jim Rogers: High Profits Ahead for Farmers | AGWEB.com

Jim Rogers: High Profits Ahead for Farmers | AGWEB.com | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
If farmers aren’t rich yet, they will be. That’s the prediction from internationally known investor and business author Jim Rogers. (Want to know what Jim Rogers thinks about investing in the agriculture sector?
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Jim Rogers: The Number One Proponent of Investing in Farmland

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SHILLER: Farmland Lacks One Telltale Sign That Would Make It A Bubble

SHILLER: Farmland Lacks One Telltale Sign That Would Make It A Bubble | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
Robert Shiller explains why farmland is not in a bubble.
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We agree with Mr. Schiller's sentiments. The long-term case for investing in farmland remains very strong.

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Business - KLK quietly snaps up large tracts of Aussie farmland @ Tue Feb 19 2013

Business -  KLK quietly snaps up large tracts of Aussie farmland @ Tue Feb 19 2013 | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 - Malaysia’s palm oil giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) has been steadily purchasing farms in Australia’s largest wheat-producing region, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)…
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This shows the popularity of Australian farmland, and provides further confirmation that investing in Australian farmland is an excellent option to consider: http://www.greenworldbvi.com/alternative-investments-options/agricultural-farmland/australian/

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Peoples Company interviews Jim Rogers following 2013 Land Investment Expo

Peoples Company interviews commodities bull Jim Rogers following his presentations during the 2013 Land Investment Expo, Jan. 17-18, in West Des Moines, Iowa...
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Good interview with Jim Rogers at a recent farmland expo event

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Global Timber Market Update from Forrestry Connect via GreenWorld - www.greenworldbvi.com

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Latest summary of the global timber market

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GCC food imports to reach $53 billion in 2020Agriculture - Via GreenWorld at www.greenworldbvi.com

GCC food imports to reach $53 billion in 2020Agriculture - Via GreenWorld at www.greenworldbvi.com | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
The value of food imports into the GCC alone will hit USD 53.1 billion by 2020, more than double the value in 2010 (USD 25.8 billion), the Economist Intelligence Unit forecast.
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Very interesting article on how food security will continue to be a huge issue for many countries. This is exactly why nations like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE are purchasing farmland in Africa and other locations. Its a great reason to add farmland to your portfolio!

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Here is a good overview article from Deutsche Bank in Germany on foreign investment in farmland

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Good perspectives from Deutsche.  They also list a number of the global projects ongoing in farmland investing

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Hancock Agricultural Investment Group - About Farmland Investments - Why Farmland?

Hancock Agricultural Investment Group - About Farmland Investments - Why Farmland? | agriculture investments | Scoop.it

Via GreenWorld - www.greenworldbvi.com

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Good overview on investing in farmland from John Hancock investments

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Droughts, rising food prices predicted for 2013 | via www.greenworldbvi.com

Droughts, rising food prices predicted for 2013 | via www.greenworldbvi.com | agriculture investments | Scoop.it
If conditions don’t improve, food prices will likely remain high this year after a record 2012 for grain futures.
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Once again, further evidence that high food prices are here to stay, including in wheat and other grains, probably the most important of the ag groups.  This makes a compelling argument for staying invested in agriculture and farmland in some fashion.

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