Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 23, 2010

Global Food Security Depends on Modern Agricultural Techniques

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WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ — Studies released today at a symposium today in Washington, D.C. underscored the wide range of benefits modern agriculture has provided to society and emphasized the importance of continued innovation and new technologies to meeting growing global food, feed, fiber and industrial needs.

Research presented by a diverse group of experts in agriculture, economics, conservation and food security detailed how technological advancements employed on farms and across the food chain have provided an abundant, safe, affordable food supply while fostering economic development by enabling fewer and fewer people to produce the food required by society.

“Modern agriculture offers a range of benefits, including greater production and higher incomes for farmers — including small producers — in both developed and developing countries.  Technical advances also have sharply reduced environmental impacts, enabling reduced pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer use, less tillage, and less land and water use per unit of output—all decreasing pressure on fragile global ecosystems,” said Bill Motes, agricultural economist.  “Agricultural development has brought improved living standards as smaller shares of disposable income are needed to purchase food, as well as enhancing social stability as food insecurity is avoided.”

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“Too often science and technology get short shrift, along with the contributions of the private sector. We cannot meet the food and other requirements of a larger, more affluent global society without the scientific advances that underpin modern agriculture,” said Michel Petit of the Institut Agronomique Mediterraneen in Montpellier, France.  “The world has seen impressive growth in global agriculture in the past decades.  As we face growing global demands and increasing resource constraints, agriculture must now become more sustainable.”

The full scope of the enormous challenge facing global agriculture in the coming decades was fully evident from projections presented by John Kruse, Global Insights economist.  His study provided detailed projections for more than a dozen major crops in the important producing and consuming regions of the world.  His projections indicated that overall crop demand will expand from present levels by approximately 85% to 2050.

Another study indicated that other considerations are now more prominent and must be factored into the future challenge.

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“For the past 50 years, we have expanded food production by converting natural habitat at the rate of 0.4 percent per year.  If we assume the ‘business as usual’ case for expanding into natural habitat, there will be very little left by 2050,” said Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund.  “To feed 9 billion people and maintain the planet, we must freeze the footprint of food.  The Earth’s resources are finite.  If we exceed the carrying capacity of the planet, we are taking away the very resource base that will be needed by our children and our grandchildren.”

To examine the implications of freezing agriculture’s footprint, IHS Global Insight calculated the crop yield increases that would be necessary to meet global demand if the total crop area is fixed at the current level.

“Holding crop area fixed and assuming only historical yield growth, food production will fall far short of the needs by 2050,” said John Kruse.   “Meeting those needs with the same land area would require global crop yields to increase nearly 25 percent faster than historically.”

William G. Lesher, Executive Director of the Global Harvest Initiative, noted that other resources used in agriculture may become more constraining, as well.

“In addition to land, the availability of fresh water will increasingly be a limiting factor, necessitating that productivity rates accelerate even faster,” said Lesher.  “We need a major boost in water-use efficiency, what some call a ‘Blue Revolution,’ to stretch our scarce water supplies significantly.”

The studies examined a range of potential solutions for meeting these challenges, agreeing that progress will come through a variety of efforts, including improved public policies and increased infrastructure investment, as well as new technology.

Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) emphasized the need for a renewed focus on agriculture development and increased political will for change if we are to succeed in creating a more secure world.

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“World peace will not be built on empty stomachs or human misery; a world in which 40 percent of the total population is marginalized in the global economy is not one where peace or environmental stewardship will prosper,” said Lugar.  “Modern agriculture is not the nemesis of the environment or socio-economic development; rather it is one of their greatest allies.”

Christopher Dowswell, for 31 years aide de camp to the Green Revolution’s Norman Borlaug, concurred, adding that while developing new crop varieties to increase potential yield is absolutely necessary, it is far from sufficient.

“In attempting to bring the Green Revolution to Africa, for instance, agricultural experts developed impressive packages of technology during the 1980s that, on farmers’ demonstration plots, produced yields two-to-three times higher than average,” said Dowswell, who is now with the Sasakawa Africa Association.  “Yet a Green Revolution failed to take off, because Africa, unlike Asia and parts of Latin America, lacked roads, railroads, power grids, irrigation systems, market institutions to deliver seed and fertilizer and to handle the increased harvests, and farmer incentives from governments to encourage modernization.”

While the studies described the progress that’s already been made, they also underscored the tremendous amount of work that still needs to be done.

In summarizing the day’s discussion, William Lesher said: “It is clear that we have a productivity gap going forward, a gap that we must begin now to close.  If we are to double agricultural output by 2050 and do so with basically the same amount of land and water as we have today—while also reducing the environmental footprint—then clearly we must become more productive than we have been in the past.  That is the productivity gap, that is our challenge!”

The Global Harvest Initiative is dedicated to spurring the development and sharing of agricultural innovations with those that need it most.  Members include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Conservation International, DuPont, International Conservation Caucus Foundation, John Deere, Monsanto, TransFarm Africa Corridors Network, and World Wildlife Fund.  Further support is welcome from public and private sectors entities sharing the goal of closing the global productivity gap.

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Source: globalharvestinitiative.org.

Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 23, 2010

Blackstone Lead the Way With Farmland Investment in China

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China Shouguang Agricultural Product Logistic Park, one of the leading agricultural market operators in the country, yesterday said that it will sell a 30% stake in the company to a consortium led by Blackstone Group for US$600 million, according to sources.

This will be Blackstone’s second major investment in China. Its first major investment is the purchase of a 20% stake in leading chemical maker China National BlueStar (Group) Corp for nearly US$600 million in 2008. The investment is also the first pre-IPO deal for Blackstone in China.

Sources said that this will be the last round of fund raising from private capital before the company goes public. Shouguang intends to raise as much as US$700 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong this year. 

The consortium also includes Capital, Atlantis Investment Co Inc and Warburg Pincus Llc, sources said.

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Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 23, 2010

Investing In farmland – Buying the perfect Piece

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While all across the country there are home buyers looking to buy real estate, not everyone who is looking to buy is searching for a city lot with a house as the focus of the purchase; many people in a variety of areas are looking instead to buy a piece of farmland. Farms can vary at least as much as homes do, so just like when you’re buying a house, it’s helpful to have a good idea of what your needs and wants are and communicate that to your Realtor so that they can help you achieve your goals.

When you are looking for a farm property, first make a list of the features that you need to have. Are you planning on growing a crop on your land or will it be used primarily for raising livestock? Do you need fields for grazing or ponds for swimming animals or water storage? Are you looking for a property that has a barn or stables on it already, or are you just as happy to build your own?

Determine how much acreage you think that you need and what portion of it needs to be tillable land you will require for your farming needs; many specialty crops require quality topsoil to produce enough product to make money while many types of livestock require pasture instead. Consider not only your immediate needs, but also what requirements you will have if you choose to expand your farming in the next five to ten years so that you’re prepared for that eventuality.

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If your farming is going to require watering, which most types do to some degree, you will need to consider what sources of water that any farmland has that you’re interested in. Not all areas have the same types of water rights; in some areas you may not have the right to drill a well to water your crops or livestock, while other areas may not have any restrictions. Know what your water needs will be before you start looking for land so that you are aware of what will fit your needs.

Last, but not least, consider your housing needs; are you looking for a farm that has a good farm house on the property already or would you prefer to build one to your specifications? Likewise, communicate to your Realtor what sort of outbuildings you’d prefer to see on a piece of property if possible; it could save you a fair amount of money to buy a fitting piece of farmland if it already has a garage for machinery, a cottage for a farm hand or two, or even just adequate fencing in your pastures. As with any real estate transaction, the key is good communication about your wants, needs, and expectations with your Realtor.

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Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 23, 2010

Demand for Investment Farmland Much Greater Than Supply

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FARMLAND prices in the region are allegedly on the rebound as demand outstrips supply.
According to the latest Rural Market Survey conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the price of farmland in Yorkshire and Humberside rose in the second half of 2009 as land once again became an attractive investment, and land owners’ reluctance to sell pushed supply to exceptionally low levels.

RICS rural spokesperson, Andrew Fallows, of Carter Jonas in York, said: “The continued shortage of supply, particularly from commercial equipped and bare land, continues to underpin the market and drive demand, although the market is now generally settled compared to 12 to 18 months ago.

“Those with land understandably don’t want to sell it, and those without, or with a limited supply, are keen to get into the market and capitalise on its rising value. Couple this with the fact that farmers are increasingly optimistic about the outlook for agriculture and suddenly an investment in either pasture or arable land is a very attractive prospect.”

A total of 43% more chartered surveyors in the region saw demand for commercial land rise rather than fall in the six months to December last year.

This was up from 14% in the previous half-year and shows the growing appeal of land as an asset class.

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Demand for residential farmland also increased, but still remains in negative territory, with minus 43% of chartered surveyors reporting it rising rather than falling, compared with a negative 59% in the previous half of the year.

The RICS say demand is coming from speculators who view farmland as a stable investment, reflecting the fact that prices have remained resilient throughout the recession.

In addition, existing farmers are also looking to capitalise on an improvement in livestock prices and greater optimism surrounding the prospects for agriculture by acquiring land close by.

The survey also found that those with land in the region are keen to hold on to it and therefore very little is coming on to the market, which is helping to drive up prices further.

As a result, arable land prices per hectare rose in the six months to December last year from £12,973 to £13,591, with pasture prices remaining the same at £9,884.

Price expectations have improved, with 29% more of the area’s chartered surveyors expecting to see commercial farmland prices increase this year compared with a reading of zero back in the first six months of last year, with a negative 14% expecting to see residential farmland prices rise, compared with a negative 29% in the first half of last year.

Mr Fallows added: “There is a degree of uncertainty as to how the rural sector will fair this year, as the impending general election will have an impact on the industry, especially if more spending cuts and a further lack of funding is enforced.”

Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 23, 2010

Farmland Investment Pushes Up Farmland Prices

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FARMLAND in Wales is becoming an attractive investment as demand increases and supply levels fall, says the latest Rural Market Survey published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The survey found landowners are keen to hold on to it and prices are rising as a result.

Demand for residential farmland has also started to pick up and the call for commercial land continues to grow as investors view farmland as a stable resource – prices have remained resilient throughout the recession.

RICS says established farmers are also looking to capitalise on rising livestock prices and greater optimism on prospects for agriculture by acquiring land close by to expand existing operations. This is expected to push up land prices throughout 2010.

RICS Wales director Cathy McLean said: “When prices were rising two years ago it was mainly being fuelled by hobby farmers, buying up rural retreats with city bonus money and inflating the market. However, these latest results indicate that it is now farmers looking to expand and investors who see it as a viable business or investment class that are fuelling the rise in demand.”

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Ms McLean said interest rates are expected to remain low for the foreseeable period, which means there is likely to be increasing interest in farmland from non-commercial buyers seeking higher returns on alternative assets.

“The fall in supply means that the market is exceptionally thin with surveyors expecting such market conditions to persist which in turn will help drive prices during 2010,” she said.

“Those with land are loath to dispose of it, and those without, or with a limited supply, are keen to get into the market and capitalise on its rising value. Couple this with the fact that farmers are increasingly optimistic about the outlook for agriculture and suddenly an investment in either pasture or arable land is a very attractive prospect.”

James Andrews of Llywelyn Humphreys, Carmarthen, said a number of good sized farms were sold in West Wales over the last six months. “This supply has now virtually dried up and there are still purchasers actively seeking farms,” he added.

Gareth Lloyd of Watts & Morgan, Cowbridge, said purchasers were viewing land as “a better investment than other shares or commercial property”.

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Source: walesonline.co.uk

Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 23, 2010

Saudis Investing in Farmland

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Riyadh : Saudi Arabia wants to secure supplies for sugar, rice, wheat, malt and fodder with farmland investments overseas, its agricultural minister said in remarks published on Tuesday.

Gulf Arab countries, heavily reliant on food imports, have been buying farmland in developing nations to ensure food security after a spike in food prices.

Top Opec oil exporter Saudi Arabia, which abandoned its wheat cultivation programme two years ago due to dwindling water resources, has emerged as a major buyer of wheat from global markets and is also trying, with the help of private Saudi investors, to secure farmland in Africa and elsewhere.

“The goal (of investments) is to support supply of main goods which cannot be produced locally like rice and sugar or which requires a lot of water in production like wheat, malt and fodder,” Fahad Abdul Rahman Balghunaim told daily Al Watan.

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Saudi Arabia also wanted to secure fish and livestock, he said, adding that the investments were all long-term plans.

The government has urged companies to invest in farm projects abroad.

In April, Riyadh set up a company with capital of 3 billion Saudi riyals (Dh2.938 billion) to invest in farmland abroad, focusing on wheat, rice, sugar and soybeans.

State-owned Saudi Industrial Development Fund is granting financing facilities to firms exploring agricultural investments abroad. Several Saudi firms also launched farmland investment abroad ranging from Indonesia to Ethiopia.

Balghunaim said investing in farmland was no land-grabbing as described by some media outlets.

“The initiative… to invest in farmland production abroad has no political goals,” he said, adding that host countries were also benefiting from the investments.

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Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 23, 2010

Farmland Values Rising in the U.S.

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Overall, agricultural land values statewide increased from $1,431 per acre to $1,494 in the year ending Feb. 1, said Bruce Johnson, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economist who conducts the annual survey.

The increase follows on the heels of a year of little to no value change across most of the state.

Dryland cropland with no irrigation potential increased an average of 6.4 percent, while statewide averages for gravity-irrigated cropland and center-pivot irrigated cropland climbed 5.2 and 6.1 percent, respectively.

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Meantime, dryland cropland with potential to be developed for irrigation increased about 7.3 percent in value, though values varied considerably across the state depending on development restrictions and opportunities.

While average cropland values saw increases, the value of nontillable grazing land fell 5.6 percent statewide, with even larger declines recorded in major range areas of the state. For example, the North region, which comprises much of the Sandhills, saw a 10.1 percent decline.

“Survey reporters remarked frequently of the relatively strong income years as of late for the crop sector, while the livestock economy has struggled over the last few years to break even,” Johnson said. “These economic conditions get factored into virtually every local agricultural real estate market.

“It was also noted that the number of cropland offerings on the market have tended to be very limited relative to demand – thus creating some upward bidding pressure on cropland tracts that do come up for sale,” Johnson added.

Overall, the average all-land value changes ranged from a 3.3 percent decrease in the North, which is heavily weighted toward grazing land acreage, to a 10.1 percent increase in the East.

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Similar patterns are reflected in preliminary cash rental rates for 2010 compiled for the survey. Cropland rental rates tend to be up across the state, while pasture rates are holding steady or dropping slightly below 2009 levels, a reflection of the cattle economy.

Average dryland cropland rental rates are up 3 percent to 7 percent, while regional increases in the irrigated cropland classes are largely in the 4-to-8-percent range. The state’s highest cash rents are occurring in the Northeast and East, where high-quality center-pivot land is renting at about $280 per acre.

“Overall, the market for agricultural land across the state has remained relatively strong over the course of the national and global economic recession,” Johnson said. “While economic impacts have been felt in the farm economy, agricultural real estate assets have basically held both value and earnings potential to this point in time.

“Unlike residential and commercial real estate markets in numerous parts of the nation, agricultural land here in the U.S. heartland remains a relatively solid investment for its owners.”

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Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 18, 2010

Large Investors Eyeing More Farmland Investment Deals

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Investors are growing more bullish on U.S. farmland as softness in some sectors spurs increased competition for buying quality acres, a top U.S. agricultural investing group said on Wednesday.

New hedge fund players were among a range of large and small investment groups participating in farmland dealings, Jeff Conrad, president of Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, told the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago.

“There is more competition,” said Conrad, who oversees Hancock’s $1.2 billion of agricultural investments in the United States, Australia and Canada. “We are definitely seeing more deal flow.”

Notably, capital flow is increasing from overseas, in particular from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Conrad said.

The market action is accelerating to the level where Conrad sees portfolio trading opportunities and potential development of a real estate investment trust.

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The interest in buying farmland comes amid a decline in commodity prices tied in part to a global glut of key crops like corn and soybeans and diminished corn-based ethanol demand.

Conrad said the Hancock group’s return was down last year to 7.6 percent from 18 percent in 2008 as commodity prices fell and land values flattened. He is cautiously projecting continued single digit returns again for 2010.

Still, the group’s client base, which is made up of pension funds, large taxable investors and funds of funds, continues to grow, Conrad said.

“Our investors are very long-term oriented,” Conrad said. “Typical farmland provides very attractive current income that is what institutional investors are looking for.”

OPPORTUNITIES IN SOFT SECTORS

Conrad said his investment group was finding some opportunities where previous investors had bought land intending to convert it to commercial property but were stymied as credit dried up and the economy swooned.

The group is also finding good values in farmland in Idaho were the dairy industry is struggling, and remains very active in the U.S. Midwest, the heart of corn and soybean production.

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As well, the group is looking to deepen its presence in the California vineyard sector, another area that has been struggling through the recession due to falling demand for wine.

“There has been a glut of wine for the last few years so that is a sector we like,” Conrad said.

The Hancock group is a unit of the Hancock Natural Resource Group, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC.TO) (MFC.N). In addition to the row crops and wine, Hancock is heavily invested in specialty crops such as almonds, walnuts, cranberries, apples, pistachios and macadamia nuts.

Cranberries and pistachios provided double-digit returns in 2009 while apples and almonds did poorly, according to Conrad. Cranberries appear to be softening, however, with more supply building up inventories amid limited exports.

One key area for investing now is a rush to lease or buy water rights, Conrad said. Water is a key resource for agricultural production and scarcity concerns coupled with a growing world population makes water control critical.

“That pattern is just going to become more and more common,” he said.

The United States and its technologically advanced farming systems do not offer the same high rates of potential return as some investors are seeking in Brazil and other countries, Conrad said.

But the more mature market does offer solid long-term opportunities and Hancock has no plans to extend its investments outside the United States, Australia and Canada.

“Our plan is to build out the countries we’re in right now,” he said.

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Source: Reuters.com

Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 17, 2010

Rothschild cashes in by Investing in Farmland

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Summary: After Edmund de Rothschild’s statement, without basis, at the 4th World Wilderness Congress in 1987, that CO2 is the cause of a non-existent global warming – and that combating it needs money (our money), he founded the World Conservation Bank for this reason. In 1991 its name was changed to The Global Environment  Facility (GEF). The purpose of this facility is to lend money to the poorest countries, printed by the IMF out of thin air, and with the guarantee of our governments. The facility takes wilderness areas with mineral riches as security. The GEF money is then to flow back to our governments as reimbursement for paid loans. I.e. We give away our tax money. For what? When a country cannot repay loans to the GEF it must give up a piece of its territory to the Rothschild banks (GEF, IMF, World Bank) – up to 30% of the Earth are meant. If land cannot be offered as collateral the country must starve (Haiti, Argentina and others). Rothschild´s  stroke of genius was that he had his GEF smuggled into the UN system at the Rio UN Summit in 1992 by his friend, Maurice Strong. So now high-ranking ministerial officials from 179 countries are in the the council of the bank – blessing Rothschild grabbing the world! This article brings interviews with a man who was a participant at the 4th World Wilderness Congress,a man  who knows what happened there and knew Rothschild  personally – as well as David Rockefeller, who tried to threaten him to silence about what he had learned at the Wilderness Congress. The GEF is to manage the money  just promised to the developing countries in Copenhagen (100 billion dollars a year from 2020 – 30 bn over the next 3 years)  with the help of the World Bank. However, Rothschild does not leave it there. He and his henchmen are now joining the race of certain governments (China, Saudi Arabia), to buy up large areas of farmland in  developing countries, having the crops transported back to the home countries. This leaves the locals, already starving, with much less crops available – with food prices rising rapidly – which is exactly Rothschild’s expectation. This makes people flee from Africa to Europe. Food prices have doubled in the past year or so – so that many people in Haiti before the earthquake, could not even afford to buy mud pies with minimal nourishment. And so it goes on. This is the ultimate goal of Rothschild’s New World Order.

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Since the 4. World Wilderness Congress in1987, where Earth Charter co-author and illuminist, Mr. Maurice Strong introduced his friend, Edmund de Rothschild, the world never became the same: The Devil – excuse me – CO2 was at large. Rothschild stated that CO2 was the cause of non-existent man-made global warming. CO2, therefore, had to be caught and transported to the poles and into the Sahara to lower the temperatures there! This absurdity was accepted without discussion at the UN Rio Summit in 1992!!  More about this on this video, after 28:45 min mark, where Rothschild states : “This needs money!”(our money). He is having it now  through a stroke of genius.

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Here is Rothschild´s approach to grabbing 30% of the Earth with the consent of our governments/central banks
Andrew Hitchcock: “The History of the Money Changers”, 2006:  In 1987, Edmund de Rothschild creates the World Conservation Bank which is designed to transfer debts from third world countries to this bank, and in return those countries would give land to this bank. The idea is for the IMF to create more and more SDR’s backed by nothing, in order for struggling nations to borrow them. These nations will then gradually come under the control of the IMF as they struggle to pay the interest, and have to borrow more and more. The IMF will then decide which nations can borrow more and which will starve. They can also use this as leverage to take state owned assets like utilities as payment against the debt until they eventually own the nation states.
1988: The World Central Bank has three arms, the World Bank, the BIS and the IMF. 2000: How the World bank and the IMF took over Argentina, Tanzania and Bolivia. Terrible reading. The IMF is closely interwoven  and here with Rothschild´s BIS Bank, and the BIS, IMF and the World Bank have a common external website.

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Ministerial Officials Openly Serve in the Council of Rothschild-founded Global Environmental Bank.UN-logo

Prison Planet Thursday, February 4th, 2010: “Senior US Treasury Dept. Official William Pizer, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy is simultaneously a sitting council member on the Global Environment Facility, one of the largest funders of projects to “improve the global environment” – i.e. push through fraud-based carbon cap-and-trade programs. This ‘Facility’, while not claiming to be a bank, at the same time calls it itself “An independent financial organization.”
Isn’t it illegal (or at the very least unethical) for a senior member of the Treasury Department to openly sit as a member of a huge foreign bank (oops – “facility)?

We need a law passed to stop such a high official holding two such posts and potentially using their influence and position in the US Treasury to move untold millions into the coffers of what is effectively a foreign bank or . . .If there is a law and someone needs to file a federal lawsuit

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This is no small matter: I found this organization while researching information given by George Hunt, and George Hunt claims this organzation was founded by Edmond de Rothschild and Maurice Strong (originally to be named the “World Conservation Bank”), and its purpose is to engulf all other banks.
In the interview, George played numerous audio clips proving Edmond De Rothschild, Maurice Strong, as well as former Treas. Sec. James A Baker III, and the then heads of the IMF and World Bank were George-huntinvolved in promoting this new bank at the Fourth World Wilderness Congress in 1987 in Colorado.

George Washington Hunt here being interviewed by Alex Jones. “Rothschild wants to take over big chunks of the world via the World Conservation programme – to be the only bank in the world. This is a conspiracy fact.” He had social intercourse with the Rothschilds. He was threatened to be silent about his discoveries by David Rockefeller, who also participated in the 4. World Wilderness Congress.

The GEF’s verbose and acronymn-laden 2008 annual report brags of the millions of dollars ostensibly transferred from 1st world nations to poorer nations to help clean up their environment, but it offers zero details on where the money came from other than simple pie charts showing broad categories such as “government”, “NGO”, etc.
Everyone should contact their US senator or congressman, as well as the US Attorney General and demand an investigation into this obvious appearance of impropriety on the part of the US Treasury Department.”

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For good reasons, indeed. Here is another interview with  George Hunt, who participated at the 4. World Wilderness Congress in 1987,.
Rothschild had a “World Conservation Bank” established. This bank would lend money to defaulting countries like Brazil taking the Amazon basin as collateral. In fact 30% of the world´s surface were defined as such “wildernesses” which could be collateralized (i.e. given as security for loans). If the borrowing Nation cannot pay the loan back (and Brazil´s finance minister stated, that Brazil Could not), the wilderness would be forfeited and belong to the World Conservation Bank. And where would this charitable bank have its money from?  Wikipedia: The 4. Wilderness Congress proposed the establishment of a World Conservation Bank, which eventually led to the $1.1 billion Global Environment Facility.
This means that the UN countries of the world are donating money and exchange our good money for useless SDRs on the reimbursement of our loans to LDCs for Rothschild  to take over up to 30% of the Earth as forfeited security!!! GlobalEnvironmentFacilityWhat is the GEF?
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 179 member governments — in partnership with international institutions, NGOs, and the private sector — to address global environmental issues.

Established in 1991, the GEF is today the largest funder of projects to improve the global environment. The GEF has allocated $8.8 billion, supplemented by more than $38.7 billion in cofinancing, for more than 2,400 projects in more than 165 developing countries.

The GEF partnership includes 10 agencies: 1. the UN Development Programme (David Rothschild consultant/Nigeria); 2. the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); 3. the World Bank; 4. the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (A Rockefeller-partner organisation) ; 5. the UN Industrial Development Organization; 6. the African Development Bank; 7. the Asian Development Bank; 8. the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; 9. the Inter-American Development Bank (David Rothschild consultant); 10. and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

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Here is how it works: The Telegraph 2. Jan 2010: NM Rothschild is poised to earn tens of millions of pounds … (by).. further strengthening the close bond between the Rothschild family and Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, the bank advising (Deripaska´s firm) Rusal. Deripaska (an intimate friend of Nathan Rothschild´s) was able to tap the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (GEF) for a loan of $150m, to his Basic Element vehicle in 2006. Wikipedia: Deripaska is one of 16 global business leaders who drafted CEO Climate Policy Recommendations to G8 Leaders, a document outlining international business community’s proposals to effectively tackle global warming.

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The Global Environment Facility was established in October 1991 as a $1 billion pilot program in the World Bank system to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote environmental sustainable development. The United Nations Development Programme (David Rothschild Sevice Manager), the United Nations Environment Program (Maurice Strong) , and the World Bank were the three initial partners implementing GEF projects.

In 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF was restructured and moved out of the World Bank system to become a permanent, separate institution. The decision to make the GEF an independent organization enhanced the involvement of developing countries in the decision-making process and in implementation of the projects. Since 1994, however, the World Bank has served as the Trustee of the GEF Trust Fund and provided administrative services.

As part of the restructuring, the GEF was entrusted to become the financial mechanism for both the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The GEF started funding projects that enable the Russian Federation and nations in Eastern Europe and Central StrongAsia to phase out their use of ozone-destroying chemicals.

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Comment: Imagine what collaterals Russia has in Siberia for Rothschild to take over as forfeited security!!

Illuminist Maurice Strong was Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio 1992. There he smuggled the Conservation Bank/GEF of his friend, Edmund de Rothschild, into the UN system. Now 179 governments are paying to it and are present on the board of the Bank, which takes land from the developing countries as security  for Rothschild´s loans.  The Conference was a grotesque religious propaganda meeting – as seen by this speech by a totally brainwashed young girl. The Kyoto Protocol, the Bali, Poznan and Copenhagen Conferences were offsprings of the Rio Conference.

GEF projects in climate change help developing countries and economies in transition to contribute to the overall objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and sustainability (UNFCCC). As the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, GEF allocates and disburses about $250 milliion.

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The GEF supports projects in: 1. Climate Change Mitigation:  2. Climate Change Adapatation.

Arable-land-per-capitaFood Crisis and  the Global “Land grab
Rothschild´s vested interests – as uttered by his henchmen. George Soros, Rothschild-agent, recently became the largest shareholder in Adecoagro one of the leading agribusiness companies in South America
Jim Rogers (Soros/Rothschild´s  Quantum partner, which broke the Bank of England in 1992 and forced South East Asian currencies to devaluate sharply): “I’m convinced that farmland is going to be one of the best investments of our time.
Lord Jacob Rothschild thinks that “right now is an excellent point of entry for taking a long-term position in agriculture.”  Rothschild invested $36 million for a 24% stake in Agrifirma Brazil. Lord Jacob Rothschild has bought 100.000 acres in Brazil – and holds an option on another 60.000 acres.
Agrifirma-300x160Rothschildhas recently formed a co-operation agreement with Rabobank. The agreement covers co-operation for mergers and acquisitions and the equity capital market across a number of sectors including farm inputs and equipment, farm-based commodities, food processing and beverages.
3 Jan. 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) estimates that globally 15 to 20 million hectares (an area the size of Uruguay) have been under negotiation since 2006. Big buyers are China, Daewoo, South Korea, Saudi Arabia – in particular in Africa, this leaving the Africans with even less food at their disposal. There have been riots against it in Madagascar and Kenya.

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10 June 2010: In the spring of 2008 spiking grain prices caused food shortages and rioting in dozens of countries before falling some 50% by December.
Over the past few years hedge fund gurus like George Soros, investment powerhouses like BlackRock, and retirement plan giants like TIAA-CREF have begun to plow money into farmland – everywhere from the Midwest to Ukraine to Brazil.Mud-pies2Have you got the point? Rothschild established the CO2–fraud at the 4. World Wilderness Congress as a “fact”. “It needs money”, he said. In Rio 1992 his friend Maurice Strong made Rothschild´s lie and GEF Bank UN policy. So, he not only cashes in on CO2 at Bluenext and the London -and soon at the Chicago Climate Exchange, if the US Senate approves Rockefeller/Brzezinski puppet Obama´s Waxman-Markey Climate Change Bill. Rothschild is making himself the world´s leading CO2–trader now.
No, Rothschild cashes in from all peoples on the planet, letting them toil as his slaves to pay to Rothschild´s GEF bank, in order that Rothschild can fleece the poorest countries of the very same planet – or take their land with all its mineral riches as forfeited collateral!!mud pies with minimal nourishment, because the price of food doubled – in consequence of the production of bio-fuel as a result Edmund de Rothschild’s unscrupulous but very profitable lie about CO2 as driving global warming .

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Rothschild grabs land. He uses it for food-speculation and prospecting for and extraction of minerals. In Haiti, before the earthquake – people could not even afford to buy

How it must vex Rothschild, the failure in Copenhagen. It could have led to an enforceable definition of his system to cashing  in increasing CO2 taxes globally and gradually towards the “world community´s” ruin, as well as to Rothschild becoming the invisible emperor of the world. But he has got time. He knows his time is near – after 234 years of hard mole work. But it must be a big comfort to Rothschild that rich countries committed themselves to provide $30 billion of climate aid over the next three years and $100 billion a year from 2020 to the never-developing countries. This money is to be paid through Rothschild´s GEF!!

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Posted by: davidgarnerconsulting | March 17, 2010

Latvia and Hungary Discuss Timber Investments

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 The foreign ministers of Latvia and Hungary have met to discuss economic co-operation between the two countries, which include Latvian timber investment interests, KMS Baltics reported.

Peter Balazs, the Hungarian foreign minister, met his Latvian counterpart, Maris Riekstins during a visit to Latvia.

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The ministers focused on the promotion of economic integration as Mr Riekstins made clear Latvia’s growing business interest in Hungarian markets, including sectors like timber products, pharmacy and the food industry.

Mr Riekstins pointed to the capacity of the Latvian port infrastructure and its services which ensure shipment of commercial supplies for use by the US forces in Afghanistan

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