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Growing your Income – Why Food is the Hottest New Investment Commodity
August 5, 2013Article by Ray Withers
World food prices increased steeply from 2007 into 2008 and, despite some fluctuations in the years since, remain at almost record-high levels, according to the World Bank’s Food Price Index. The result has been a growing trend for investment in agricultural land, as investors are attracted by the combination of high returns and the ethical element of creating jobs and supplying food in countries where both are desperately needed.
Investment in agriculture provides employment for local people, teaches them new skills and results in an increase in a country’s food production levels. This is particularly important in areas such as West Africa, where the population has doubled every 20 years since 1960, but where agricultural production has not increased at a matching pace.
The result has been a growth in food insecurity, with lagging production rates leading to supply gaps and price rises. Unless the situation is addressed by an increase in countries’ domestic food production, the gaps will only continue to widen. Agricultural investment programmes are one way in which the issue is now being addressed.
For Property Frontiers’ Ray Withers, it was the ethical element of agricultural investment which initially piqued his interest in exploring opportunities available in this asset class commenting:
“Investing in farming programmes is about so much more than making money (although, of course, it achieves that too). Agricultural investment can have a significant, positive impact on rural communities. It creates jobs for both men and women, providing them with an income and with lifelong skills in the sustainable techniques required to farm efficiently and productively.”
Within West Africa, Senegal is tipped as the hot spot for agricultural investment. Over one million Senegalese people are estimated to be food insecure and urgent action is required to address the situation.
And it is due to these market fundamentals that Property Frontiers will shortly be launching a new and exclusive highly profitable agricultural investment in Senegal with memberships available at just $30,000.
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