Impact

Sustainability is in our DNA

Investors don’t have to choose between targeting competitive, risk-adjusted returns and meeting environmental, social, or governance (ESG) goals. Farmland LP’s model aligns financial goals with positive impacts for other stakeholders: the environment, farm managers, consumers, our communities, and future generations.

To us, sustainable farming means:

  • Regenerative, not extractive. We enhance soil biota, build topsoil, improve fertility, and integrate biodiversity.
  • Business ethics to match land ethics. We adhere to B-Corp certification standards, acting with integrity and considering the consequences of our actions for our investors, staff, and broader community.
  • A positive example. We seek to demonstrate a positive, replicable example of producing healthy food on healthy land with fewer external inputs while generating market-rate financial returns for our investors.
Close up fresh Cabbage in field

Sustainable Farm Management Practices benefit the Environment and surrounding Communities

Sustainable management of farmland & mitigation of harmful effects of climate change

Sustainable management of farmland & mitigation of harmful effects of climate change

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16,934 tons

avoided emissions and CO2 sequestration

Positive
Impacts

Positive
Impacts

Pesticides
Avoided
Pounds
Synthetic Nitrogen
Avoided
Pounds
Carbon (C) Stored in Soil
(above baseline)
Pounds

Positive
Impacts

Pesticides
Avoided
Pounds
Synthetic Nitrogen
Avoided
Pounds
Carbon (C) Stored in Soil
(above baseline)
Pounds

Co2 Emissions Avoided Equivalent to

Vehicle Driving
Gasoline Consumed
Coal Burned
Oil Consumed

41,403,423 Miles

driven by passenger vehicles

1,905,480 Gallons

of gasoline consumed

18,512,688 Pounds

of coal burned

39,206 barrels

of oil consumed

The Double Bottom Line

Healthy agriculture creates benefits like clean water, biodiverse pollinator habitat, healthy soils, and food production. A study funded by the USDA and created by Farmland LP, Delta Institute, and Earth Economics quantifies the positive social and environmental impacts of Farmland LP’s investment management practices.

The report quantifies ecological benefits from Farmland LP’s two investment funds in 2017.

Ecosystem Service Value

We monetize the value of ecosystem services like crop pollination and water purification—to measure impact

$21.4 million ecosystem benefit

on 6,011 acres over 5 years—from value generated and harm avoided vs. conventional farming

A double bottom line return

7.3% annual ecosystem gain on top of 10.5% annualized net economic gain for investors

Read the full
Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Study

Read the full
Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Study

Farmland LP supports the work of the following organizations in protecting biodiversity, fighting climate change, and generating positive financial and social returns for investors.

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Farmland LP is proud to be a Certified B Corporation.

Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Farmland LP is proud to be a Pollinator Partner.

Farmland LP is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment. We are committed to upholding the six principles in order to support an economically efficient, sustainable global financial system that benefits the environment and society as a whole.

GLOBALG.A.P. is a trademark and a set of standards for good agricultural practices (G.A.P.). They are a global organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. They set voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe – and more and more producers, suppliers, and buyers are harmonizing their certification standards to match our Company’s Purpose.

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Farmland LP is committed to building a more sustainable future for life on our planet. Our investment funds help investors align their portfolios with broader societal sustainable objectives as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Organic agriculture improves nutrition and supports local food

Our farms keep harmful chemicals out of the water supply

We protect biodiversity, halt and reverse land degradation, and promote vital ecosystems through our farming methods

Our approach to farming promotes land stewardship that benefits current and future generations

Sustainable agriculture sequesters carbon and creates more resilient landscapes

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