More and more investors and advisers are jumping on the bandwagon we have been recommending for more than a decade… agriculture.
Merri at the 962 acre Ecuador farm we purchased more than a decade ago.
For example Simon Black who writes Sovereign Man reported from Chile in his November 16, 2012 message:
There are only a few people who get it: the era of cheap food is over.
Global net population growth creates over 200,000 new mouths to feed ever single day. Yet supply of available farmland is diminishing each year due to development, loss of topsoil, peak production yields, and reduction in freshwater supply.
Then there’s bonehead government policy decisions to contend with… like converting valuable grains into inefficient biofuel for automobiles. Paying farmers to NOT plant. Banning exports. Etc.
Of course, the most destructive is monetary policy. The unmitigated expansion of the money supply has led to substantial inflation of agriculture commodities prices.
These fundamentals overwhelmingly point to a simple trend: food prices will continue rising. And that’s the best case. The worst case is severe shortages. This is a trend that thinking, creative people ought to be aware of and do something about.
One solution is to buying farmland overseas. It provides an excellent hedge against inflation, plus it’s one of the best (and most private) ways to move money abroad, out of the jurisdiction of your home government.
In a way, overseas farmland is like storing gold abroad. But unlike gold, it produces a yield, ensures that you have a steady food supply, and even provides a place to stay in case you ever need to leave your home country.
We are staying one step ahead of this herd and have added value to this agricultural idea… with the concept of the “Multi-Dimensional Property”.
Readers who have been following our site know that the first property we purchased in Ecuador was a 962 acre agricultural hacienda where we could also have healing camps. They also know that even before that we purchased 252 acres of farmland that can also be used for seminars. And they know that when we purchased our Florida home we made sure there was a fully operational (and profitable) orange grove attached. All three of our places are multi- dimensional properties.
This is why we are sponsoring Ecuador farm and multi dimensional real estate tours conducted by Jean Marie Butterlin and are continually looking to advertise multi dimensional properties for sale.
Here is a paid advertisement for Ecuador beach acreage that has multi dimensional potential.
Privacy-Security-Incredible Wilderness & Unbeatable Views….High above the World.
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This 12 ac+ estate property, overlooking one of Ecuador’s trendiest and hottest beaches, the famous Canoa Beach, San Vincente,
Manabi, has one of the BEST VIEWS on the Pacific coast.
High enough to offer 360 degrees of views…..approximately 180 ocean and 180 mountainside wilderness, with a 4 acre flat top to build your special dream get-away! Electric service is already onsite and a paved, tree lined driveway meanders thru a tropical forest to the top with most incredible views and the sound of surf pounding.
So remote, extremely private and secure, yet so accessible just a few hundred yards from the Pan American Highway and only an hour/twenty from the Manta Airport.
Minutes from Canoa proper for groceries, good restaurants and beach combing.
Howler monkeys, toucans, the rare pacific parrotlets, and dozens of other species abound on this one of a kind property located inside the gated Hacienda El Recreo, where at least two plant species were discovered!
A 2500 ac preserve is your back yard…the front is the endless view of the cliffs of Canoa and the blue shades of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.
Priced to move quickly $195,000.
Extremely hard to find property. Local contact and American professional builder available onsite for showings.
Please email today for additional information firstname.lastname@example.org
We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence. Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent, become familiar with Ecuador before you buy.
View multi dimensional farming and residential real estate on Jean Marie Butterlin’s Ecuador farm real estate tours.
Ecuador Agricultural Real Estate Tour
For current Ecuador Agricultural Real Estate information send me a note at email@example.com
Ecuador coffee farm entrance.
The original owner spent two years searching for the perfect location to duplicate the exact terrain, altitude and growing conditions of the most successful coffee farms of Boquete, Panama and Columbia.
Terrain and coffee plants.
After walking with an altimeter in hand and talking to reclusive indigenous farmers, this region was discovered with all the perfect conditions to cultivate exceptional Arabica coffee trees.
Owners house with roof terrace.
This is a micro climate, blessed with abundant rainfall, in clean mountain air, bounded by a clear trout filled year around rushing river, protected from extremes of wind and large temperature fluctuations, perfect for growing coffee.
Open drying patio.
It has 11 hectares planted (manageable for a single owner), with approximately 50,000 Arabica, varietal Caturra (self pollinating) coffee trees which are perfectly distributed over a hillside interspersed with a variety of fruit trees for shade.
Oranges grown to protect coffee trees.
No problem selling this crop for top dollar due to its proven high quality. The coffee sales last year grossed $70,000 so after $25,000 expenses, $45,000 was the net income.
As well, an experimental 1 hectare of Geisha varietal. Geisha is considered to be one of the finest coffees in the world and garnered the highest auction record in coffee history, fetching $170 per pound in 2010. The first harvest of this varietal is expected in about 2 years.
Coffee plants grown in greenhouse on farm.
This Andean location provides an ideal environment for coffee growing without damaging the unique habitat of many species of birds. Arabica coffee trees are a major source of oxygen production. Each hectare produces 86 pounds of oxygen per day which is 50% of rain forest habitat. Ecuador is a biologically diverse country with an abundance of birds, amphibians, reptiles and butterflies. Inca Mountain Coffee Farm is ecologically in harmony with its environment.
The Arabica coffee trees are 6 years old, providing remarkable yields, allowing for continuous flowering and two annual harvests (major harvest Feb-Jun and minor harvest Oct-Nov).
Covered drying patio.
In the yearly Golden Cup competition, coffee from this farm was a finalist in 2011.
Seasonal worker harvesting coffee.
Owner’s house – 900 sq/ft, 2 bed, 1 bath, with lots of marble, built in cabinets in both bedrooms and upper roof porch
Caretaker’s house – divided into multiple rooms with bathroom
Land line phone installed and operational
110 and 220 volt electric lines
Equipment: 2 coffee bean pulpers with 2 water tanks, 2 weed whackers, misc. tools, scale for weighing coffee bags
1 large uncovered drying patio and 1 covered drying patio
2 full time highly experienced workers – monthly payroll is $650 (plus more during harvest for seasonal workers)
Average yearly expenses: $25,000 (all payroll, fertilizer, harvesting expenses, utilities, taxes)
This clean mountain river that runs year around with trout. Also, access to mountain water for farm irrigation, though it is rarely needed.
Farm is fenced along road.
You can set the date for your own tour.
Case Study #3: This third case study shows an American who has created a large Ecuador agri operation. This is the farming operation set up by Young Living Essential oils.
After creating a marketing system for the oils and farming in the USA, Gary and his wife…
moved to Ecuador… began a large farming operation as well as…
there own processing and a health spa.
Ecuador is a perfect place for many types of agriculture… large and small. Find your farm in the safe and efficient way on an Ecuador Agricultural Tour.
For efficiency and logistics this tour is strictly limited to 15 people… 4 persons per four wheel drive vehicle.
You can set the date for your own tour.