Each week we continue to receive several thousand young certified coconut saplings that will first be planted in the nursery so that they can acclimate to our location, sprout their first branches, and then be planted within the plantation.
Managua, Nicaragua; December 17, 2015
Cargill Nicaragua inaugurated a new storage and food distribution center, which adds over US$140 million the company has invested in the country during the last 15 years. Additionally, the company announced that it will invest an additional US$100 million over the next three years.
The new investment will begin in a few weeks with the expansion of the company’s processing plant that also includes a production farm for laying of eggs and a plant for developing balanced food for shrimp. Cargill´s President for Central America, Xavier Vargas Montealegre, detailed that these are three of the main investments the company will perform in 2016 and that are part of the US$500 million the company plans to invest in the region over the next five years.
Managua, Nicaragua; August 27, 2015
A Nicaraguan delegation comprised of two Nicaraguan designers and PRONicaragua, the country’s official investment and export promotion agency, will be traveling to Paris, France, in order to participate in the prestigious fashion tradeshow Who’s Next, which will take place on September 4-7 at the Porte de Versailles.
The Nicaraguan designers will be showing their full range of products made with 100 percent Nicaraguan materials at exhibition stands C79 (Shantall Lacayo) and C50 (Kuero by Ana A. Velasquez). Also, visitors will be able to learn about the latest trends in Nicaragua’s fashion industry.
The delegation has high expectations for this year’s edition of Who’s Next, since they will have the opportunity to establish key contacts through business meetings with internationally renowned brands.
Who’s Next is an international fashion tradeshow, which takes place twice a year, aimed at promoting emerging designers. The event presents independent designers and large international brands.
The country’s participation in this event is part of the competitiveness-strengthening program for Nicaraguan enterprises, an initiative of the Government of Nicaragua through the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade in collaboration with the European Union and PRONicaragua. Throughout the year, PRONicaragua has accompanied local companies in various exhibitions in Europe including Seafood Expo in Brussels, Belgium, and SCAE, in Sweden among others.
Click here to watch a video interview with one Nicaraguan entrepreneur’s experience of building her brand across the world.
Click here for another successful business woman sharing her story.
August 14, 2015
Nicaragua, known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, and home to renowned companies such as Walmart, Sitel, Yazaki and Cargill, has positioned itself as an ideal investment destination during the last years, attracting total revenues of Foreign Direct Investment of US$1.447 million in 2014. Here we list five reasons why you should be interested in Nicaragua as an investment destination:
1. Strategic position: Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, with an extension of 130,300 km2. Its strategic position, with access to the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea also facilitates exports to Europe, Asia, North and South America; also, the various treaties signed by the country provide access to 1,500 million people.
For the full list of reasons & benefits…click here.
CRAIG COLLEY’S Personal Discovery Tour
Craig is our Advisory Board Chairman and
Head of Strategic Planning for Precious Timber
PART ONE: The Tour
This short film shot on an iPhone is presented in two parts.
Part one is the tour. Part two a few testimonials from some of the tour’s participants.
It is his personal accounting and documentary of his experience on the discovery tour presented by Precious Timber.
This truly gives you a client’s prospective on the opportunity.
The footage has not been altered. The audio narration is not continuous and contains some wind noise.
You’ll see how we travel, the cities we visit, the mills, plantations, coconut fields, restaurants, shops, hotels, office and an overview of Nicaragua.
PART TWO: Testimonials
For more information about the tour:
Email Craig: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Alex & Ken,
I am a big believer in having to remain financially independent. Not because it is a nice pleasant dream, but because it is a necessity. For health reasons, I had to retire from ‘active duty’ (I was a telecommunications engineer with NASA) about 15 years before ‘normal’ retirement age. Fortunately I had read Robert Kiyosaki’s words about becoming financially educated and learning about assets and cash-flow, so I had started (in a small way; remember, I was only an engineer!) to acquire some income-generating assets. This allowed me to retire without having to rely on any pension or social security (I was too young to qualify, anyway).
I do think many governments and business are drowning in debt, so I do not put much faith in financial (paper) assets. When you’re retired, you do not have another 30 years to recover from a business going bankrupt, a government nationalizing (taking away) your assets or devaluing them overnight. So a retiree needs to be a bit more cautious with where he will invest his capital, and he needs part of his investments to provide an income, not based on many speculations and ‘what if’s’.
So I was looking to invest in something ‘real’ (such as agricultural products), something that could provide annual income, based on real demand.
For that Maderas Futuro / Precious Timber offers various products: a fast-growing, regenerating tree (meaning that it grows back from its stump after you’ve harvested it), the Paulownia tree; and even better, coconut trees. Both products have been well-researched and there are many customers and uses for them.
I also wanted to achieve long-term capital appreciation, which another Maderas Futuro product, precious hardwoods, provides. What drew me were several things: many years of successful operation, a growing demand, and an excellent environment (soil, and the right amount of water and sunlight). But, more important than finding what investment products to invest in, I had to get the measure of the Maderas Futuro team. My many questions were answered by Alex Wilson, and the more I learned about the company, about what it was doing, about what and how it was doing it, I felt more and more interested in working with them.
I appreciate having been given the information I needed and the time to digest it, without once being subjected to a pushy sales pitch.
I now feel a tremendous sense of peace, I do not have to fret because of the daily gyrations of the stock and bond markets. I presently still live in the US, but I am planning to live abroad, and I very much needed some assets outside the US, so Maderas Futuro also met my need for asset diversification.
I had been searching for what Maderas Futuro provides for more than ten years. I am so grateful I’ve found them, and look forward to working with them in the coming years.
GREEN-FINGERED folk who invested in British forests over the past decade did better, on average, than those who planted their cash in more obvious places, such as stocks and bonds. According to the IPD UK Annual Forestry Index, a sample of 133 commercial forests in Britain, forests returned 18.4% last year and have averaged a staggering 21% a year since 2010, easily outgrowing the FTSE 100 share index (which returned an average of 7.7%) and commercial property (which made 10.9%).
Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally — it’s pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you’d think).
And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in the bunch. It’s tropical, with both rich history and exotic Latin culture that awakens your spicy side upon arrival. Travel experts say Nicaragua will rise to become a hotspot in 2015; it is, after all, home to Granada, aka the “Paris of Central America.”
Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/02/what-to-do-in-nicaragua_n_6524202.html