TORTOLA, BVI, August 17, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Boutique alternative investment firm GreenWorld BVI announced that it now is able to offer retail investors a direct agricultural farmland investment opportunity.
GreenWorld BVI's farmland investment focuses on rice cultivation and is located in the African country of Sierra Leone. The firm believes believes that it is one of the very first farmland investments available to retail investors. GreenWorld BVI's minimum investment requirement is only GBP1,950/hectare for high quality farmland that has already begun produced its first rice crop.
The farmland investment has already produced its first dividend yield of over 16%, as well as seen a 50% appreciation in the value of the underlying agricultural land itself.
Food prices have exploded in the last few years, and the United Nations recently estimated that global food production will need to grow 70% by 2050. With population expected to surge from 6 billion people today to 9.1 billion in 2050, and the amount of arable farmland in the world actually on a downward trend, many commentators believe farmland investment is the trade of the century.
Not surprisingly, there has been a huge surge of farmland investment by large institutions such as Sovereign Wealth funds, especially in African farmland.
"60% of the world's remaining untilled arable farmland is in Africa," stated Josh Cohn, Partner at GreenWorld (BVI), "and this is where we feel the greatest gains from farmland investment will come in the future."
Many development experts, however, are increasingly concerned that many of the African farmland investments seen recently are exploitive, with food produced purely for export whilst the local population receives no benefit and is frequently pushed off ancestral farmlands.
GreenWorld BVI's farmland investment, however, was specifically designed to be both profitable as well as socially responsible. Cohn noted that all of the rice crop from the farmland investment is sold locally within the country, that the local population makes up almost the entire workforce, and that a substantial community investment program exists to build local schools, roads and health clinics, making the project a win-win for both investors and the local population.
Interested investors can visit GreenWorld BVI's site for more details on its forestry investment: http://www.greenworldbvi.com/investment-options/farmland/.
GreenWorld (BVI) currently offers the following socially responsible investments to individual investors, all of which which qualify under British SIPP investment regulations: http://www.greenworldbvi.com/investment-options/.
These socially responsible investment options include:
• Timber and Forestry Investments
• Farmland Investments
• Green Energy Investments
• Hotel Investments
• Carbon Credit Investments
For further information, please contact:
GreenWorld BVI is a firm that specializes in alternative, "green" investments that allow our clients to access forestry and timber investments, farmland investments and other green investments directly. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and are on the web at http://www.greenworldbvi.com
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