Calgary, Alberta Canada (PressExposure) November 04, 2008 -- It is no secret that the current troubled economic climate provides the perfect opportunity for the investor to add some solid investments to his or her portfolio. While many investors may be looking toward traditional investments in stocks and bonds stocks, FarmlandInvestmentPartnership.com feels that now is the time to be considering making a farmland investment as well.
"The economic conditions as well as the general trends among emerging economy consumers makes this a bull market for farmland investments" said Stephen Johnston, Partner at Agcapita. "In fact, in the over 40 years of combined investment experience our team has we have never seen a better time for investing in farmland."
Although making a farmland investment is typically a long term investment there are several reasons for an investor to choose to invest in farmland now. According to Johnston, the demand for crops continues to grow for three major reasons.
"The demand for crops as 'food, feed, and fuel' continues to drive agriculture commodity and farmland prices" continued Johnston. "As the world population grows and the amount of arable land actually declines â there is greater need for crops with less ability to grow them. At the same time, the emerging economies of China and India in particular are adding more meat to their diets. This has increased the demand for feed for livestock."
Global use of biofuels has also increased the demand for certain types of crops. In turn, this has raised the need to allocate farmland to grow the crops rather than food.
"Canada and Saskatchewan offers the perfect conditions for making a farmland investment," continued Johnston. "First, the land in Canada and Saskatchewan is of very high quality. Second, excellent infrastructure is in place in the region. When you combine this with the fact that the region has some of the lowest per-acre prices in the world, even lower than Russia with the recent reduction in the value of the Canadian dollar, it is really a dream come true for any investor."
To learn more about farmland investment in Canada and Saskatchewan, visit FarmlandInvestmentPartnership.com. ###
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