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Investment funds worldwide after large farms in response to roaring investors´ demand to buy farmland assets

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
With many agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. This is done by farm syndicates or direct ownership. As a result, investment funds worldwide have put an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion in agriculture globally, and interest is also growing from ultra-rich investors and pension funds, which see farmland as tangible, strategic assets. Private funds are not…

Investment Funds are scrambling to build up rural expertise in response to rocketing investor demand to buy entire farms

Investment funds worldwide have put an estimated $15 billion to $20 billion in agriculture globally, and interest is also growing from ultra-rich investors and pension funds, which see farmland as tangible, strategic assets. But Rich Gammill, managing director of the Cargill unit Black River Asset Management, which manages $6 billion including in food and agriculture, said farmland investments can be tricky. “It seems simple, but agriculture is anything but. There is a global supply chain and lots of…