Plain Speaking About Overseas Agro-Investments

Plus: Rural Property In South America

Feb. 17, 2015
Montevideo, Uruguay

Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader,

I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard plenty about investing in agriculture lately. If fact, I’ve gotten so much information on agro-investing that I found myself starting to tune it out.

And that would be a mistake.

So instead, I’ve decided to break down the big picture so that I can simplify what’s out there and understand it better.

By applying the tried-and-true analytical processes that work so well for residential property investing, it’s easier to determine if agro-investing makes sense and to see what segments of the agro-market, if any, are right for you.

Agro-Investing Starts With A Simple Matter Of
Big-Picture Supply And Demand

The world’s population is exploding, while the available farmland is shrinking.

According to The Economist, the world will need to produce more food over the next 40 years than it has in the previous 10,000 combined. Meanwhile, sprawling cities are using up arable land, while the production of biofuels demands an ever-increasing share of the earth’s surface.

Rising incomes in developing countries are causing the people in those countries to demand a more substantial and varied diet. They want more meat, which in turn requires more grain to raise the livestock. Per-capita calorie consumption increased by 23% from 1966 to present, due in part to higher incomes in developing countries. Continue reading