|Capital Alternatives: Sustainable investment in farmlands
In 2012, food security was one of the main issues in the developing nations because the cost of food in developing countries rose by more than 30% (as per the Food and Agricultural Organization of UN statistics), and it is believed the inventories are still uncertain and unpredictable. On January 17 2012, the World Bank gave its reports on Global Economic Prospects 2012, which stated “the international food prices in the last few months were down from its peak of February 2011, but the food security is poorest, especially, in the Horn of Africa.”
The global weakening growth in big economies and the European debt further raised concerns in the African countries where the food prices reached a record level in 2011. Currently, about one billion of the world population goes hungry (as per UN estimates and the World Banks and International Monetary Fund) and volatility in commodity market is very high.
Why to invest in agriculture?
Food is a global commodity and private sector needs to create prospects in food and agriculture. Some big investors are investing in agriculture and it remains attractive with international investors.
The global food prices created record averages in 2011 as per the statistics released by the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index that was 228 points, 28 points more than the record created in 2008. The highest prices of food was in 2011 February when the prices hit 236 points and by the end of the year some of the commodities showed decline in prices due to good harvest and reduced demand.
The world market is highly complex and experts believe some of the causes for increase in food prices are
• Increasing consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products
• Scarcity of fresh water
• Soil erosion and climate change
• Consumptions of food in biofuel
• Increasing global population
• Extreme weather changes which devastated the crops
Investments in agriculture in sub Saharan region
The food security issue in the sub Saharan Africa is very high. There exists a high dependency of African population on international food market. Initially, the food prices were low and locals relied on exports but now the global food prices has increased and in 2008, for the first time vulnerability of this area was exposed.
We at Capital Alternatives provide investment opportunity in farmlands in the sub-Saharan region to provide opportunity to the local to participate in accelerating self dependency in food and contribute to the welfare of local communities.
Investment opportunity in Sierra Leone
Capital Alternatives provides investment opportunity in the farmlands in the Sierra Leone in West-Africa and the plots have been acquired on a 49 year lease term on behalf of clients. Most of the lands are prime rice farming land and it has not been utilized for farming, hence, we provide non-cyclical investment which gives excellent diversification within a balanced portfolio.
The key points of our investment opportunity in Agri-Capital are -
1. We provide money-back-guarantee on the full investment, in case, Agri-Capital does not harvest in the initial 2 years of investment.
2. The investment in farmland starts at a low value of £1,950 per acre (minimum investment of 3 acres) which does not include any hidden cost or ongoing fees.
3. The investors receive the Title Deeds of the land.
4. Investors receive return through 40% share of net profits (which are harvested from rice crop) and the increase in capital value of the land when you sell it.
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