Global populations are growing faster than ever before and due to urbanisation and degradation, the amount of available arable land in the world has actually been diminishing since 2005!! Combined with the effects of climate change, with wilder weather patterns causing floods hurricanes and droughts, these phenomena will have an enormous impact on the global economy in the years to come. With food being one of our staple requirements, global crop demand is destined to surge throughout the century, making agriculture a safe haven for any mid/long-term investor.
UK farmland has increased by 18% in the past 6 months according to property consultants Strutt & Parker and strong growth rates are expected to continue into this decade. As demand increases faster and faster worldwide, expect crop prices to increase driving investor yields and pushing capital appreciation for farmland owners. Also of course watch food prices rise ….