September 22, 2018

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Billions moving into land buys

Farmland is essentially a long-term investment

Farmland is essentially a long-term investment

Farmland has risen in value at an average rate of 3.4 per cent a year since 1850 in the UK, and at an average of 6.2 per cent since 1967. Farm prices in the US have risen by 150 per cent in real terms over the past century. Some well-known private investors such as Jim Rogers, and some big institutional funds such as America’s TIAA-CREF, are moving billions into purchase of farmland in low-risk nations such as the US, Australia and Canada, and higher-risk areas in South America and East Europe. [Read more…]

Desalination is expensive

Desalination Plant

Desalination Plant

Desalination is a very expensive answer

  • Water problems will increase to a point where gains from increased irrigation will be offset by loss of underground water and salination of the soil.

As with some other resource problems, there is an easy enough solution – desalination. But it comes with a dreadful drawback – ultra high cost. [Read more…]

Opportunities in This Developing Crisis

We are five years into a severe global food crisis that is very unlikely to go away, says the well-known US fund manager Jeremy Grantham of GMO.

Food Needs in Agribusiness

Food Needs in Agribusiness

This developing problem is badly underestimated by almost everybody, he argues. It will threaten poor countries with increased malnutrition, starvation, even collapse. Resource squabbles and waves of food-induced migration will threaten global stability and global growth. [Read more…]