Thursday, December 22, 2011

Over US$ 1 Billion Going into Australian Farmland Investment - This is One of the Best investments on the Planet!

We have come across extremely interest news regarding Australia, which provides further validation of GreenWorld BVI's Australia farmland investment. According to an article in the Australian press, there is approximately US$1.6 billion that will be flowing into Australian farmland imminently. The three investors putting money into Australian farmland are a UK fund that is putting in US$400 million; legendary commodities investor Jim Rogers who is using a rural land fund that has US$600 million into the pipeline; and an Australian government pension fund called called Future Fund. That is US$1.6 billion in high-end institutional money ready to go! We truly feel that this is one of the best farmland investments in the world.

This will provide tremendous price support for this existing Australian farmland investment which is already running successfully, harvesting wheat and paying dividends. Dividends are targeted at 9% yearly. Please contact us at if you are interested to learn more!! Needless to say, with US$1.6 billion about to flow into the sector, substantial increases in the capital value of farmland is on offer as well. On a final note, the Australian wheat harvest in Q1 of next year is expected to be a bumper crop, meaning the dividends on offer to investors who buy in now are quite prospective. And again, as per our previous post on the amazingly low valuations of Australian farmland make it one of the best opportunities on the planet in our humble view.

FINALLY, last but not least, this project is fully SIPP eligible. Due diligence on the project has also been done by an independent consultancy which is itself regulated by the UK FSA. The consultancy has verified the project and produced a very positive report on it. We strongly encourage interested investors to contact us immediately before the Q1 wheat harvest at and we are happy to provide some overview documents on the project.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Farmland Investments for SIPP Holders

If you own a SIPP it is well worth noting that there is an entire entire portfolio of farmland investments that are all Sipp eligible investment. Farmland as an investment pays high current income, offers stability and long-term capital growth, and is an excellent inflation hedge. GreenWorld is happy to provide more detailed information on these.

If you are interested in investing in farmland, we have three projects we can offer:

1) Farmland investment in Australia
2) Farmland investment in Europe
3) Farmland investment in Africa

If you are interested in any of these farmland investments in Europe, Australia or Africa, feel free to contact us at

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Australian Farmland: Follow China into one of the Best Investing Deals on the Planet


Average Price of Farmland in England: Over £6,000/Approximately US$9,300

Average Price of Farmland in America: Approximately US$10,000

Farmland Investment's Australian Project: Approximately US$600

This Australian farmland project yields less due to the dryer climate in Australia, but nowhere close to 15 times less which is what it is priced at! There are undervalued opportunities left in the world -  and farmland in Australia is one of them.  One big advantage:  China is buying heavily into Australian farmland due to China's concerns with food security.  Here is another piece detailing China's foray into Australian agriculture.

To cap it off, Jim Rogers has been making substantial investments in Australian farmland, which is a great endorsement of the value in this project.

High yield, excellent capital value upside and a great inflation hedge.  And fits with SIPP rules, and due diligence on the project has also been done by an independent FSA-regulated consultancy.

Contact us at for further information

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jim Rogers Raising fund for Australian farmland - Go Where the Smart Money Goes!

The legandary investor Jim Rogers is in the news again with his plans to raise a large private fund to buy farmland in Australia. Rogers was the investor who coined the term "commodities supercycle" over 10 years ago, and he is especially enamored of farmland as an investment.

Green World believes Rogers is absolutely right about farmland investments and there are now options in Australian farmland, farmland investment in Europe and farmland in Africa that are both SIPP eligible investments AND readily available to individual retail investors. If you believe in what Jim Rogers is saying but have always wondered how you could benefit from this asset class, then feel free to drop a note at and further documents can be provided!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Play the Rise in Food Prices with Farmland Investments

Yes another reason to seriously consider farmland investments. The premier American newspaper New York Times is out with a long and comprehensive article on the increasing stress on global food supply. They note that the rapid growth in farm output at the end of the 20th century has slowed down dramatically and that food supply is increasingly not keeping up with population growth and the rising wealth of emerging markets countries. The article foresees a need to double the food supply in the coming year to be able to feed the planet. While there reasons for optimism in certain areas, the overall tone of the article was somewhat alarming, and one can only hope that at least it serves to concentrate the minds of any policy maker who reads it. It once again confirms the wisdom of farmland as an investment - its only common sense after all that anything there is a shortage of will rise in price.

Farmland investments for retail investors are available in Australia, Europe and Africa. Purely passive investments with low minimums Contact us at to learn more!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Farmland Investment Returns

While doing some research into into the performance of farmland in regards to our farmland investments in Eastern Europe, Australia and Africa, we came across an amazing table on the performance of farmland investments in the United States. In 20 years, farmland investments have never lost money. Think about that - through 20 years and two major bear markets - farmland has been a safe and profitable investment. And this is only US farmland, where prices are already quite high and returns will be more modest going forward. We believe our farmland investment opportunities will pay both high income as well as capital gains. Please feel free to look at each of our investments in farmland:

Farmland Investment in Africa
Farmland Investment in Europe
Farmland Investment in Australia

These all have low enough minimums that they are acsessible by retail investors, and for those in the UK they are all approved Sipp investments.

Introduction to Farmland Investment

Whilst farmland investment may seem like an exotic asset class to some, there are ample reasons for investors to consider adding it to their portfolios. We are not talking about agricultural funds here, but rather about direct ownership of farmland. This blog is meant to introduce individual investors to the benefits of investing in farmland, as well as to over some options for doing so. To start with, we will list some reasons below:

1) Food prices are at record high, and farmland investing is a wonderful way to leverage this trend.

2) As a hard asset, farmland is also an excellent inflation hedge. With western central banks having already engaged in extensive Quantatative Easing (QE), and likely to engage in further QE as well, investors would be well-advised to consider adding inflation hedges to their portfolios.

3) Farmland generally pays high current income. With interest rates in the West near zero and likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future, prudent savers are being punished and are forced to look elsewhere for current income. Farmland is an excellent option.

4) Farmland is also an extremely stable asset, and adds diversification to a portfolio as it does not respond to the same factors as those which influence financial assets such as stocks and bonds. After all, land and crops do not care what the DOW or FTSE or DAX do on a daily basis!

This is just a brief overview, but we hope it serves as a basic introduction to the advantages of farmland investment. In future posts, we will go into more detail on all of these points, as well as consider whether it is possible for individual investors to invest directly into farmland.

Our firm, GreenWorld BVI, are a boutique alternative investment firm and farmland investments are by far our most popular. For UK individuals, all of these qualify as approved SIPP investments as well.

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