Overall higher Risk / Reward profile as compared to Western markets: Overall, CEE has a more favorable risk / reward profile than its Western European peers. In 2012, Savills conducted agricultural risk and benefit scores for major agricultural countries, as seen below. The Benefit Score factors in potential investment returns and agronomic advantage, including soil quality, potential for productivity increases, water availability, sustainability, and scalability. The Risk Score includes political, economic, regulatory, currency, fiscal, liquidity, climate and other risks. The Risk / Benefit score balance illustrates the potentially best investment opportunities ranked from lowest to highest, with Romania, Bulgaria and Poland coming in after Brazil, Australia, and the US.