White House Plans $10 Billion Fund to Boost Investments in Agriculture

by Vikas Vij
Jul 30, 2014 9:00 AM ET
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The demand for capital investments in rural American communities to build modern infrastructure has risen sharply in recent years. The exceptional demand for farmland and agricultural investments has created a lucrative business opportunity for the Wall Street and large institutional investors.

The interest level in rural investments has grown in some parts of the financial world to an extent that agricultural conferences that were once attended mostly by farmers and others related with the field are now filled with hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and institutional investors. Looking at this high interest level of large investors, the US government is ready to facilitate the investment process and use this opportunity to boost American rural infrastructure.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.