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There is no better asset to own than one that increases in value over the long term and keeps pace with inflation.
What if you could invest in something tangible that produces community benefits?
The population is only increasing, and with it, the demand for goods is increasing as well.
With over 7.5 billion people to feed and clothe, opportunities for investment in agriculture are at an all-time high.
Investing in agriculture means supporting industry and lifestyle, keeping farmers in the business of farming, and keeping your investments more secure than they would be in the stock market.
As technology has advanced, we have seen the agriculture industry take a backseat. It shouldn’t be seen this way.
Families hand down their farms generation after generation, and farming is a learned skill that many people do not possess.
Agriculture is what fuels our Friday night dinner dates, our affinity for home and office decor, and our Sunday night grocery trips.
Supporting farms means they do not have to have the threat of foreclosure from the bank looming over their heads.
Your investment provides capital for farmers to maximize their yields and productivity.
You help fund farmers’ access to inputs or the equipment they need to make their yields as bountiful as possible.
Agriculture is more sustainable than the stock market.
When you invest in agriculture, you are investing in a physical plot of land.
This land’s value only appreciates, unlike stocks in businesses.
Investing in agriculture is typically a long-term venture. Returns vary depending not only on commodity prices but also on how fast the land appreciates.
Depending on the farm’s location, current commodity prices, and other factors, returns on investment range from 3-5% for commodity-based land, or 10-15% for specialty crops.
Because agriculture investments are long-term, they can be set up to be kept in the investor’s family and passed down to future generations.
Agricultural investments can appreciate indefinitely.
Keeping Farmers in the Business of Farming
Investing in agriculture and farmers keeps people fed and clothed.
We all need to eat. Trends show that the amount of food, especially protein, people take in per day is steadily increasing.
At the same time, some experts fear that soil could become a scarce commodity at the rate of the population’s consumption, making the demand for fertile agricultural land even larger.
Something else to consider is the eat clean and eat local movement.
People are growing more and more selective in the food that they put in their bodies.
Farm-to-table-style restaurants and markets are extremely popular right now, and even more so if they’re local.
Knowing that the burger you’re eating came from a farm five miles away, right in your community, is extremely attractive to the consumer.
In many ways, investing in agriculture can be a strong and fruitful venture.
Farmland in itself is a useful, tangible thing and agriculture yields physical results that can be directly correlated to the success of the farm.
By investing in a farm, you are investing in the success of a community and securing a piece of land that will appreciate year after year.
It is still fresh in our memories when the President Paul Biya told Cameroonians to go back to the farm.
Some will think is to downgrade them, but that is where the real source comes from.
With the use of fertilizers now in some farms, and when you consider the effects of consuming products that fertilizers have been used on, we will think twice.
Farming does not mean leaving your other business and concentrate on farming.
With the rumors, we hear of fruits like watermelon and others being injected with chemicals for it to get ripe fast is a more reason for us to engage in Agriculture, even as a part-time activity.
So that you will not have worries when you hear some rumors that are related to agricultural products.
Agriculture has, is, and will remain the backbone of our daily lives. Agriculture is like the adage that says “he that pays the piper determines the tune of the music”.
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