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Will China’s Water Shortages Drive the Price of Canadian Farmland?

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Calgary, Alberta CANADA, August 19, 2010 /FSC/ – Enquirica Research Inc. (NQR – 0), recently published analysis of emerging market water demand reported that:

– China has only 8% of the world’s fresh water to meet the needs of 22% of the world’s people.
– In India, urban water demand is expected to double-and industrial demand to triple-by 2025.
–   To support the diets of the additional 1.7 billion people expected to join the human population by 2030 at today’s average water consumption would require 2,040 cubic kilometres of water per year-as much as the annual flow of 24 Nile Rivers.

Given growing overall demand combined with competition from domestic industry uses Enquirica concluded that “water issues in China and India will put greater demand on the world agriculture commodity markets, produce higher real commodity prices over time and create large demand for productive farmland in politically stable regions of the world with stable export capacity. Once such region which has all these characteristics is western Canada with its large farmland base, first world infrastructure, political stability and a huge exporting capacity.”

Enquirica Research is a Calgary based research firm focussing on independent analysis of alternative asset classes and investment opportunities, primarily in western Canada.   For full copy of the report register at http://www.enquirica.com.

DISCLAIMER:  The opinions, estimates, projections and other information which is contained herein and derived from or attributable to persons other than ENQUIRICA is neither endorsed nor adopted by ENQUIRICA – it is presented for informational purposes only.  Further, the opinions, estimates, projections and other information contained herein are not intended and are not to be construed as an offer to sell, or a solicitation to buy any securities, nor shall such opinions, estimates, projections and other information be considered as investment advice or as a recommendation to enter into any transaction.

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For further information please contact:
Enquirica Research Inc.
Jim Faber
Tel:  1.403.438.9899
Email: jfaber@enquirica.com
Web:  www.enquirica.com

Source: Enquirica Research Inc. http://www.enquirica.com
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