Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Renowned investor Jim Rogers was quoted saying that farmers will soon be driving Lamborghinis and that high school students now should seriously consider a career in agriculture. I don't know about the Lamborghini part but he does have a point. With the global population tipped to grow a another 2 billion and rising Asian middle class wanting more meat in their diet, there seems to be a lot of upside to investing in agriculture. For an overseas Filipino such as myself, the easiest exposure to agriculture would be to invest in agribusiness stocks. This would include Agrinurture Inc., Universal Robina Corp. and Roxas Holdings. Second would be to buy an existing farm and be a passive owner of an agribusiness venture. As with all other investments, a careful study is required to manage risks. Agriculture in the Philippines is still largely underdeveloped and would require a massive injection of capital. For those who do it right, the returns may be worth it. Happy investing!
Posted by Gabriel at 4:26 PM