Last Chance To Get In On My Favorite Agro-Investment Pre-Price Hike
For some time now I have been writing about a mango plantation here in Panama that projects a 16.52% annualized return over 15 years (the returns go beyond 15 years, but it’s difficult to project returns any further out than that with any confidence).
The 16.52% annualized is a conservative estimate. By year five, when the mango trees reach maturity, a 30% annual yield could be achieved. Furthermore, while returns have been projected over a 15-year time span, mango trees have a 60- to 80-year productive lifespan, meaning your investment could continue to generate cash flow for generations, making it a legacy investment you could hand down to your children or grandchildren.
Since I first mentioned this opportunity in February, the developer has been busy. Some 200 hectares of land have been cleared, 40 hectares have been planted with mango trees, and the developer continues to push ahead to clear and plant the remainder of his current 750-hectare plantation.
Now that this group is well into implementation of the project, it’s time for a price increase. The current price of US$33,500 per hectare will be raised to US$36,500. While the projected annualized returns will remain excellent at the new price, they won’t be as good as the current 16.52%.
You may never have considered mangos as an investment, but they are one of the best agro-opportunities available. Mangos are the second most consumed fruit in the world, in high and growing demand. In Latin America, they are part of the daily diet. The fruit can be consumed fresh, dehydrated, or as juice. The seeds are used to produce mango butter and a range of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Even the skin has value, for dietary extract and animal feed.
Panama’s climate is perfect for growing mangos. The variety of mango being planted at the plantation I’ve identified is unlike any other—meatier and sweeter and with a skin thick enough to prevent insects from eating their way inside. Thanks to this, the developer is able to forego the use of chemical pesticides, keeping the project 100% organic. This has allowed him to apply for organic labelling, which in turn means these mangos will fetch a better price on the global market.
The plantation’s manager is a fourth-generation farmer in Panama with experience not only growing mangos but also selling them. He has long-standing relationships in place with juice companies in Panama, which are standing by to purchase as many mangos as he can produce. Right now, the majority of juice companies in this country are forced to import their mangos, which is far more costly than buying locally.
In addition, the developer is in contact with groups in the United States, from dried fruit wholesalers to grocery stores, lining up contracts for selling the plantation’s mangos directly into the U.S. marketplace, where they would be worth much more than the local Panama juice companies are paying. (Note that current projections for return for this investment are based on the price the mangos are currently being sold for in Panama, meaning that, again, the projections are conservative.)
Phase one of the plantation has been sold out. Phase two is selling at a rapid rate, and implementation is well under way. Thus, again, the planned price increase.
I have asked the developer, however, if Live and Invest Overseas readers could have one final chance to get in on this opportunity at the original phase one launch price of US$33,500. He has agreed and will honor that price for LIOS readers for the next two weeks. Thereafter, the price permanently increases to US$36,500.
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