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Philosophy

Veripath Farmland Funds are structured to allow investors to cost effectively allocate a portion of their portfolios to farmland without the need to take on the complex responsibilities of ownership of farmland. We aim to provide superior absolute and risk adjusted returns linked to Canadian farmland price disparities and overall agriculture commodity demand. Canadian farmland has demonstrated all the compelling financial characteristics which drew members of the Veripath team to the asset class in 2007 – low volatility, consistent nominal rates of returns, and low correlation to many traditional investments.

> 30
farmer partners

> 30
geographic locations

~ 75,000
acres

~ $140M
AUM

> 12
crop varieties grown

Sustainability

  • Veripath is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investments Initiative (UN PRI).
  • Minimum 2 crop rotation is part of our sustainable agriculture practices.
  • The majority of our farmers use ‘minimum or no-till’ conserving soil moisture and fertility.
  • Approximately 5 % of our farmers are certified organic.

Geographic Diversification

  • It is over 2,300 km to circumnavigate the Veripath portfolio.  This is greater than the distance from London to Rome.

Canadian Farmland Market is Liquid

  • $500 billion market = ~25% size of TSX
  • $20 billion in turnover = ~50% size of Canadian commercial RE
  • Retiring farmers (Majority > 55) and average size of farms increasing

Productivity Adjusted Pricing discounts

  • Veripath evaluates farmland, in part, through the screen of productivity adjusted pricing
  • Veripath seeks demonstrable productivity adjusted pricing discounts – to global averages and ideally to local averages as well

Non-volatile Production

  • Production volatility is a proxy for weather risk – short term, variable
  • Veripath seeks to acquire the least volatile productive capacity possible

Stable/Increasing Yield Trends

  • Productivity trends are another proxy for weather – long-term, trending
  • Veriapth excludes regions/geographies with declining or stagnant productivity growth trends