As the Green New World takes shape around us, there are more reasons than ever before to invest in agriculture. Agriculture investments offer an opportunity to generate annual income while also helping to make the world a greener place.

Read on to discover why you should consider making an agricultural investment. We’ll cover the different types of investment and some things to check before you get started.

What Is An Agricultural Investment?

An agricultural investment involves putting your money into crops or food. The most obvious example of this is a farmer. But owning a farm is expensive and time consuming. It’s not a realistic option for most people. Luckily, there are lots of ways to invest in agricultural. You will be able to find an investment option, whatever the budget.

How To Invest In Agriculture

Own A Farm

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If you have the money and expertise to purchase farmland and run a farm, then this can be a very lucrative option. Fams are generally expensive to purchase, so you will need a lot of capital to get started. If you don’t know how to run a farm, but would still like to buy one, a REIT might be of interest.

Buy A Farm And Rent It To A Farmer (REIT)

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A REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) is where investors purchase farmland, which they rent to farmers. You can diversify by owning farmland in different areas, where they will grow different crops. REITs can be sold on the stock market at short notice. This liquidity provides peace of mind to investors who don’t want their money tied up. Investors in REITs know they can sell their investment quickly and receive a fair price.

Buy Agriculture Stocks

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The stock market continues to perform well, and agriculture is no exception. The global demand for food is rising and investors can make money buying the right agriculture stocks. Companies that produce fertilizers and organic pesticides are typically strong plays.

There is always a demand for these products across the globe. The constant need for new farmland is forcing farmers into areas with low quality soil. Fertilizers will be vital to ensure that plants in these areas are able to get all the nutrients they require.

Companies producing machinery and companies that sell seeds to farmers are other interesting plays to consider.

Invest In Farming Via Crowdfunding

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Sites like GoFundMe or FarmFundr allow you to invest directly into projects that interest you. Farmers use these sites to generate the money they need to get started. Investors are paid back once the farm starts generating profit. This is an ethical way to help small farms get off the ground.

Buy Truffle Producing Trees

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Invest in truffle producing trees and enjoy your share of the profits after each harvest. Truffles are one of the most expensive and in-demand foods in the world. Successful truffle farms make huge profits for their investors. The best part is that this is a long-term investment. Truffle trees will produce income for decades. For this reason many of our investors are buying truffle producing trees as a way to boost their retirement funds.

The farming company takes care of the daily farming operations. The trees are carefully looked after, and the truffles are grown using the very latest scientific methods. Investors enjoy the rewards of the harvest without needing to worry about the everyday business of growing truffle producing trees.

Truffle Producing Trees Help The Environment

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Most people who invest in agriculture share something in common. They care about the state of the world and the environment. Investing in green companies is a way to make money and give something back at the same time.

Of course, not all farming investments are good for the environment. Palm oil, for example, has had a catastrophic impact. Huge areas of natural rainforest are destroyed each year to make room for palm oil plantations. This throws the fragile local ecosystem out of sync and has left countless species homeless and struggling against extinction.

Truffle woodlands were commonplace in Europe before WW1. The war destroyed thousands of acres of truffle forest, which is only now starting to recover. Investing in truffle trees in Europe helps to restore the countryside and allows native wildlife the spaces it needs to flourish.

Diversify The Portfolio

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A well-diversified portfolio is the only real protection you can against the unknowns of the future. Over the past decades we have seen huge crashes in stocks and the housing markets. Banks have gone out of business taking customers’ savings with them. The cryptocurrency market is more volatile than ever. Most people don’t know when to call the market top and end up holding the bag when the market crashes. Not great if you find yourself needing to make your investment money liquid.

Green investments operate outside the influence of the traditional markets. The events on Wall Street have absolutely no resonance in the quiet woodlands where truffles grow. Your stocks could go to zero but each year the truffle harvest will arrive with a welcome bounty for the savvy investor.

Profits In Another Currency

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Diversifying means more than just making different investments. Earning profits in different currencies gives you a completely different level of security. A Euro bank account can be handy if you’re planning on spending time in Europe, too. If you are investing in agriculture, consider investing somewhere you can take profits in another currency.

Things To Consider Before You Invest In Agriculture

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Before parting with your hard-earned money there are a few things you should be sure to ask yourself.

The first is “is it too good to be true”? When companies are offering huge returns on low value and low margin foods some alarm bells should ring. The value in truffles comes from their difficulty to grow. There is a very high demand that is difficult for amateurs to supply. Other fruits that are easy to grow will not have the same supply issues. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

The next thing to consider is whether the company you are investing in has done their research. Are they employing the latest methods? Are they experts in their field? Truffle Farms Europe employs some of the world’s leading truffle scientists. We also went through extensive research and reconnaissance before buying the most recent site. Absolutely everything was considered, and several potential sites were rejected because they weren’t perfect. Taking time to get it right will pay off in the long run.

The last question is whether there is a demand for the product. You can produce the best crop in the world, but if there’s no demand, then it’s all for nothing.

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