Happy Q4 Awesome Agents!

For those hearing for the first time, we have moved away from the monthly newsletter to a quarterly bulletin. Watching trees grow is certainly more exciting than watching paint dry, but some months can be quieter than others and a quarterly bulletin made sense. Thanks for your input. Having said that, this issue is jam-packed with updates and an expansive list of news to report.

First off, I’d like to mention that we are seeing some new rising superstars in the agent network. Congratulations to those who have earned their recognition rewards. Keep up the hard work; we expect to see more Rockstars popping onto the stage soon.

2022 will be a record-breaking year for everyone!

In this edition, we will discuss: 

  • New Thailand plantation in Suphan Buri signed 
  • Mazar Valuation complete – Thailand complete, Malaysia pending
  • Plantations International SA in Switzerland
  • Luxembourg Securitization Vehicle 
  • Plantations International USA  
  • PEFC – The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • Plantations International Executive Team
  • Malaysian Uni Partnerships
  • Thailand Open for Tourists
  • Thai Culture Corner – Thailand Loy Krathong Lantern Festival Story And How People Celebrate It

“An agricultural life is one eminently calculated for human happiness and human virtue.” – C. L. ALLEN

New Thailand plantation in Suphan Buri signed

We are delighted that after months of effort we have found a beautiful new plantation to expand our growing centers. On over 300 rai (Thai measurement: 1 rai = 1600 sq m) we will grow Nam Dak Mai mangoes and agarwood. Stay tuned for a gorgeous video presentation. 

Mazar Valuation complete

Plantations International Co. Limited in Thailand a member of the Plantations International Agroforestry Group of companies is very pleased to announce that it has received a USD 270,892,231 projected revenue valuation from International accounting and auditing firm Mazars.

The revenue valuation drills down into Plantations International’s two core agroforestry products in Thailand which are Mango and Agarwood trees. Plantations International’s projected revenue value for these two products are:

Agarwood Plantations: USD 158,678,364
Mango Plantations: USD 112,213,867

The report also takes into account the present value (PV) range of its Thailand plantation assets as of September 30, 2021, giving a present value range of  USD 29.4mn to USD 33.6mn and an internal rate of return (IRR): 37.1%


See full article here

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” – MASANOBU FUKUOKA

Plantations International SA in Switzerland

We are very pleased to announce the registration of Plantations International SA in Geneva, Switzerland. It will serve as our center for client services in the Swiss and Benelux region.

Luxembourg Securitization Vehicle 

Our mango and durian securitized bonds will be available by Q1 of 2022 on the Luxembourg exchange. It will initially be available on the NAV network and then Clear Stream. Official press release coming soon.

“In undertaking farming we undertake a responsibility covering the whole life cycle. We can break it or keep it whole.” – LORD NORTHBOURNE

Plantations International USA  

SEC notification launching of its private placement memorandum for the US investment market.  Allowing qualified American investors to legally invest in Asian forestry for the first time.

PEFC – The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

Plantations International has taken the next step to register our plantations with The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. It is a lengthy and complicated process and will bring tremendous credibility to the organization and your efforts as an agent.

The PEFC is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. It is considered the certification system of choice for small forest owners.

Its 35 worldwide independent national forest certification systems represent more than 299.99 million hectares (741.3×106 acres) of certified forests, making it the largest forest certification system in the world, covering about two-thirds of the globally certified forest area. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Wiki

“Agriculture for an honorable and high-minded man, is the best of all occupations and arts by which men procure the means of living.” – XENOPHON

Plantations International Executive Team

Plantations International has active operations in over 11 countries. While it is not feasible to list every team member on this page, we would like to acknowledge and thank everyone for their invaluable contributions.

See the team here

Malaysian University Partnerships

United Tropical Fruit has entered into a Multi-Year Collaboration Agreement with University Institute Technology MARA (UiTM), which is an Agro Technology-based university in Jengka, Pahang, Malaysia to develop Malaysia’s first and only Organic Musang King Durian Research & Development Centre.

See full article here

“Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.” – CARL SAGAN

Thailand Open for Tourists

Tens of thousands of travelers are expected to arrive in Thailand as the country reopens to tourists after 18 months of Covid restrictions. Vaccinated tourists from more than 60 “low-risk” nations are allowed to enter the country and avoid hotel quarantine.

Tourist numbers are forecast to jump to as much as 15 million next year, bringing in more than $30bn (£22bn).

“As mankind becomes more enlightened to know their real interests, they will esteem the value of agriculture; they will find it in their natural–their destined occupation.” – BURKE

Thai Culture Corner

Thailand Loy Krathong Lantern Festival Story And How People Celebrate It