Agricultural investments have traditionally involved high upfront capital requirements and long gestation and payback periods. Agriculture is a capital-intensive activity, both in the form of the working capital required to finance fertilizers, seeds, and other inputs through the annual campaign, as well as the long-term money for equipment, machinery, and the acquisition and maintenance of the land itself. Once the plants enter their production phase, usually three to seven years after seeding or planting, investors can start to reap the benefits of their investments.
By utilizing agro investment, we add secondary income generating operations, such as eggs and poultry production, livestock, sheep, and honey production to the same farmlands, we can break some of these traditional notions. Farms are natural investments that require trees to grow and then enter into the crop cyclical calendar to produce harvests and returns. It is natural for animals and crops to co-exist around trees. So, while waiting for the first harvest, products from animals and plants can be used to generate immediate second income for our investors.