“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now!”
A very appropriate quote, seeing as right now we are in planting season in both Panama and Belize. With 77,000 coffee saplings and 50,000 cacao saplings being planted this year alone.
Some of the 50,000 cacao saplings are being supplied Free to the native Maya farmers in our socially sustainable bean buying program.
So, 20 years from now, their children will still be farming, and reaping the harvest, from these very same trees.
Agriculture tends to move slowly and methodically, and you need to plan now, to benefit for the long term. But once you do, you will continue to reap the rewards for generations.
It’s not easy to plan so far ahead, investing time and money in long term stability.
It seems indicative of the world today where people want to “get rich quick” or gamble their money away on Bitcoin or the next stock fad…hoping it skyrockets and their troubles are over!
Rather than educate themselves and invest in the tried and trusted, slow and steady worlds of agriculture and real estate.
Thankfully, those of you reading these newsletters signed up to learn about what we do because you had the foresight and interest to learn about investing in agriculture.
Most of you are also real estate investors, so our business model of marrying real estate & agriculture ticks the right boxes.
Now, you just need to decide how much of your portfolio to allocate to this sector.
A client of ours recently told us that he thinks of his offshore agricultural real estate, like he does his gold and precious metals. Allocating 20% of his capital to this “wealth preservation” side of his portfolio.
He sees agriculture and Gold as his inflation hedge and a counterbalance to the rest of his portfolio…adding that unlike gold, where he has to pay storage, his coffee farm parcels pay him a small but steadily increasing, annual distribution.
We could not have said it better ourselves!
On that note, I’ll leave you with an interesting Forbes article on Gold vs Farmland.
Click here for see the article