Posts Tagged Adecoagro

  • Investors make land bets as agriculture play

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on September 14th, 2011

    Location : farmland

    Investors make land bets as agriculture play

    With food prices relatively strong even during recent market turmoil, investors remain keen for exposure to agriculture. One popular theme: investing in land.

    Bringing more land under cultivation is crucial to meeting global food demand, as crop yields stagnate. From 1990 to 2007, farmers squeezed about 1% more maize, rice or soybeans per year from their land, down from the 2%-3% growth between 1961 and 2007, according to OECD figures.

    So the search is on for more land to plant. Brazil alone could have 190 million hectares of under-utiliz…

  • Investments in farmland soar

    Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on August 15th, 2011

    Location : farmland

    Investments in farmland soar

    Investors find respite from the cyclical price swings of the commodities market

    Perry Vieth baled hay on a neighbour’s farm in Wisconsin for two summers during high school in 1972 and 1973. The gruelling labour left him with no doubt about getting a college degree so that he’d never have to work as hard again for a paycheque.

    Thirty-eight years later, and after a career as a securities lawyer and fixed-income trader, Vieth is back on the farm. Except, now, he owns it. As co-founder of Ceres Partners, a Granger-based investment firm, Vieth…