Ever since the food and financial crises of 2008, farmland investment (or “land grabbing”) has become increasingly common and promoted within investment circles. Farmland is perceived to be a safe place to store wealth, can yield capital through rent, activities on the land, or the sale of the land, and is a protection against inflation.
Farmland values have increased dramatically since 2008, and as the global population increases along with climate instability, investors are hopeful that land and commodity prices will rise as a result of shortages of both. Increased land values means that it becomes even more difficult for new farmers to purchase the land they need.
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