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27 Apr 2013The Australian
Investors hungry for agriculture
There is "a wall of money" looking for a home in agricultural investments worldwide, say managers for BlackRock's London-based World Agriculture Fund.
18 Apr 2013The Australian
Tap superannuation for funds, says Visy director Ross Fitzgerald
According to BlackRock world agriculture fund portfolio manager and director Desmond Cheung there is a "wall of money" that is looking to back the world's growing appetite for a stable and growing food supply.
08 Mar 2013Bloomberg
Investors farm English land for gains as BlackRock sells
Rural land produced some of the best investment returns in Europe since the financial crisis began five years ago, appreciating by 51 percent across England
10 Aug 2011Bloomberg
Being like Soros in buying farmland lets investors reap 16% annual gains
Investors are pouring into farmland in the US and parts of Europe, Latin America and Africa as global food prices soar.
02 Aug 2010CNBC
Harvesting Returns
BlackRock agriculture fund manager says they are investing in companies that own land and grow crops.
11 Jun 2010Reuters
BlackRock buys agri shares to cap volatility
BlackRock funds take long-term positions in companies that own land, produce crops, raise livestock or sell agricultural equipment.
11 Feb 2010CityWire
BlackRock launches global agriculture fund
The companies the $100 million fund will target will be those involved with agrichemicals, equipment and infrastructure, as well as soft commodities and food, biofuels, forestry, agricultural sciences and arable land.
17 Aug 2009Sterling Knight
Farmland investment - Next bubble or undervalued asset?
"In any resource sector, if you want to get involved, you always want to be in the upstream. It doesn't matter whether it's mining, whether its oil and gas or agriculture," says ABN AMRO's Tariono.
30 Jul 2009Der Spiegel
Foreign investors snap up African farmland
Because of the political sensitivity of the modern-day land grab, it is often only the country's head of state who knows the details. Der Spiegel investigates.
10 Jun 2009Fortune/CNN
Betting the farm
As world population expands, the demand for arable land should soar. At least that's what George Soros, Lord Rothschild, and other investors believe.
27 Dec 2008La Jornada
La konkista de la tierra
Los defensores del modelo de poner a producir las tierras desde los gobiernos, inversionistas o grandes corporaciones argumentan que se generan puestos de trabajo, que se hace rendir tierras ociosas y que se producen alimentos. Pero en ese análisis falta el principal elemento. La pobreza en el mundo reside en el campo, precisamente por modelos como éste.
14 Sep 2008Bloomberg
BlackRock plans $200 million agriculture hedge fund, people say
The fund will invest 70 percent of its money in agricultural companies that make fertilizers, forest products or biofuels. Commodities such as corn and soybeans will account for 15 percent, with the remainder in farmland.

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