If you’re looking for an investment option that provides consistent double-digit returns, and just makes sense from a socio-economic perspective – agriculture is the clear answer.
There are many ways to make agricultural-based investments. As you decide which way to go, it is important to understand the product, and some of the supply and demand fundamentals that could impact your financial outcome. A basic understanding of these factors could be a big determination in your next investment decision.
For example, worldwide production of papayas has grown from 5.69 million tons in 1995 to 13.05 million tons in 2016. This marks a sustained increase of 4.22% in annual growth.
This increase in supply is in line with an increase in worldwide sales, prices, and demand for the papaya fruit over this same period. In fact, papayas are now the third most popular tropical fruit in the world. It stands to follow, of course, that the one growing these papayas, before they show up at your Whole Foods Market or on top of your favorite sushi dish, may be the one who is benefiting most.
Here are some other key considerations:
Now referred to as ‘The Fruit of the Angels’, the growing conditions of the papaya plant make it so that it cannot be produced outside of specific latitude requirements. This offers a great opportunity for cultivation by certain regions to export to major markets, such as the US and Europe.
Papaya is regarded by specialists as a ‘superfruit’. It is known for having a wide range of nutritional benefits, including diuretic, antioxidant, fiber, beta carotene, papain content, and other helpful substances. As a result, consumption is widely recommended by different organizations, promoting diets and healthy lifestyles, and further increasing consumption and demand.
With production happening in as little as 9-10 months, the papaya plant converts into revenue in a relatively short period of time.
The Tainung variety of papayas, which is the species we specialize in and grow, is in high demand because of its plump oval appearance, and its red pulp of excellent quality and sweetness. Every quality standard is taken into account during production, in accordance with local and international regulatory entities, environmental protection agencies, and certification guidelines.