Farmland Investing creating value for Investors, Communities and Farmlands
AgRegen is an impact investment fund who aims to acquire environmentally degraded and financially distressed dairy farmland and apply large scale regenerative farming techniques.
AgRegen is a private sector-led initiative to deploy capital in scalable natural assets whose management and outcomes are aligned with global initiatives and agreements such as the Paris Climate Agreement, the Global Climate Action Plan (GCAA) “4 per 1000” initiative, the Convention of Biological Diversity, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Over the previous 25 years, mismanagement of dairy farmland through conversion of marginal land, intensification, over leveraging, irrigation, deep tilling, mono-cropping, the overuse of chemical fertilisers and pesticides has led to degraded soils, polluted water catchments, depleted ecosystems, higher GHG emissions and disenfranchised rural communities throughout New Zealand.
Impact investment has become increasingly common around the world as a means of achieving positive environmental and / or social impact whilst providing a positive financial return. Targeted interventions and land use change on dairy farms can achieve significant environmental and social impact and a competitive return on investment. This impact investment opportunity is aligned with increasingly aware public, political and investor expectations that the environmental impact of intensive, conventional dairy farming in New Zealand needs to be significantly reduced.
AgRegen believes climate change is an urgent issue that creates risk for the entire world and is one we can only address if we act in advance and in solidarity.
In this period of unprecedented disruption and structural reshaping of the global economy, AgRegen’s ambition is to help make the planet one where our grandchildren will want to live in.
There is an urgent need to address climate change, both in building resilience towards it’s impacts and being part of the solution. Agriculture needs to be part of the solution towards addressing climate change and decarbonising our economy.
AgRegen’s aim is to bring together investors to fund projects that target impactful land use changes on dairy farmland to achieve significant environmental and social impact and a competitive return on investment. A key AgRegen operating principle is that management participate in a meaningful way in the wealth created by operating farms and permanent forestry.
Investment to bring positive environmental outcomes including improved freshwater quality in sensitive catchment areas, water retention, sediment runoff, biodiversity, restoration of native habitats for native flora and fauna, as well as lowering greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane) emissions.
Improved carbon sequestration through the build-up of soil organic matter (SOM). The build-up of SOM also improves climate change performance and delivers improved consistency of production and yields.
Building the resilience and well-being of society, community amenities, recreation activities, tourism potential, and local business.
Profitable resilient low-cost businesses delivering cash returns whilst growing longer term asset value, targeting total client internal rate of return of 15-18% p.a.
Greater resilience against climate change, litigation and reputational risk positions AgRegen for stronger long-term performance.
Our investments align with many of the sustainability themes and metrics outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our team have the unique experience and ability to execute vision, drive value and meet the financial return as well as the environmental and social impact objectives from of a variety of investors. The team members of AgRegen are themselves investors in the AgRegen assets, ensuring an alignment of interests and a commitment to delivering returns.
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