Monday, July 30, 2012

Jim Rogers: "If You Want to Get Rich, Invest in Farmland"

Jim Rogers runs his own farmland funds
As we have noted a number of times on this blog, the legendary Jim Rogers has long been a major advocate of farmland investing - you can review a couple of our posts on Rogers and farmland here and here.  In a recent article on the website Money Morning, the subject of Jim Rogers and farmland was again highlighted.

The article notes that Rogers believes the farmland investment story is still "only in the thired inning", and has a long way left to run.   Rogers is also quoted in the article saying as follows:
"It's the farmers, the producers, who are going to be in the captain's seat when the prices go through the roof."
What we at GreenWorld like about Rogers' advocacy of agricultural land is he is not just advising on it, but also putting his own money into the asset class through two farmland investment funds, including one farmland fund in Australia.  Luckily for individuals, there are now opportunities to invest directly in farmland themselves, as a number of unique projects have opened up globally for retail investors in farmland.  GreenWorld is proud to be part of this trend, as we offer the following three farmland investments:

African farmland investment
European farmland investment
Australian farmland investment

Here is the link to the Money Morning article on Jim Rogers and farmland.  Please contact us at for additional information in how you can participate in these projects. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Next Big Commodities Boom: Australian Agriculture and Farmland Investments

Undervalued Australian Farmland
As we have noted in a number of previous posts such as this one, we have long believed that Australian farmland is one of the great undervalued investments available in 2012.  Legendary investor Jim Rogers, a huge proponent of farmland as an alternative agriculture investment, also clearly believes in the Australian agriculture story.

It is always good to see validation of one's views, and so here is an article from a major financial site entitled "Food: The Next Commodities Boom for Australia".  The article basically lays out how Australian agriculture is joining energy and mining as another booming  commodities sector in Australia.  As the article notes, the boom in Australian agriculture is partially driven by demand in China due to the shrinkage of Chinese arable farmland.  For those interested in better understanding the connection between the loss of arable land and the increasing value of farmland, here is an article we recently published on Technorati.

If you are interested in considering Australian farmland as an investment, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jim Rogers Offers Two Farmland Funds - Now Retail Investors Can Also Invest in Farmland

Jim Rogers is involved with two farmland funds
Anyone who is interested in agriculture and farmland as investments will surely be familiar with the legendary Jim Rogers.  Jim as anyone knows is a huge proponent of agriculture investments.  Jim Rogers is also involved with a number of farmland funds, including one directed at Australian farmland.  Unfortunately, unless you are an extremely high net-worth investor and/or run institutional investments, Jim Rogers' Australian farmland funds will be off limits.

However, due to increasing popularity of farmland as an asset class, the market has slowly developed to the point where there are some opportunities for retail investors to own farmland directly - i.e. you can be a mini Jim Rogers!  We at GreenWorld are in the forefront of this innovation, as we have been involved with three agricultural land projects that are specifically targeted at individuals rather than institutions.  For those interested, here are GreenWorld's three farmland investment options.  Contact us at for more details!

European farmland investment