South American Real Estate News
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Direct Farmland Investments in South America

Farmland is seen as an attractive long-term investment that offers current income, capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favorable diversification that is negatively correlated with traditional asset classes. Most investors have experienced wrenching declines in the value of their portfolios from time to time, but those with an allocation to agriculture benefited from less volatility and positive returns to offset losses from the other asset classes. Current Income Crop farmland has consistently produced…

Overview of Investing in Farmland in South America

Investment in South America farmland provides the opportunity for significant returns, but an in-depth understanding of the market is essential. Across the world farmland values continue to grow and farmland remains a top performing asset. The Savills Global Farmland Index shows an average global annualised growth since 2002 of 20% – with the highest growth recorded in the emerging markets. Many investors are seeking to de-risk portfolios leading to a wholesale re-evaluation of asset classes in an attempt…

China’s farming Interests continue to expand overseas

In China,  the very word for “farmer,” nongmin, is synonymous with “peasant.” Many Chinese farmers are long past retirement age but still tilling tiny, inefficient plots of land. Motivated by the search for big expanses of land with abundant supplies of clean water, Chinese are looking far afield — to the United States, Chile, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Australia. They are the world’s fastest-growing economy, with a huge demand for agricultural products so they are…