An active ecological management strategy offers specific advantages that create value.
Our depth of understanding and experience enables the identification of assets that may be under-appreciated by others but that are well suited to our strategy.
In the context of farmland investment, resilience is defined as ‘the ability of an agro-ecosystem to return to its original state after being disturbed’. That is, the ability to resist and perform when stresses are applied.
This delivers greater consistency, lower costs and, most valuable of all, superior operating performance relative to the competition at times of supply disruptions, i.e. when commodity prices tend to be higher.
The unspoken secret of conventional agriculture is its unavoidable exposure to the cost of inputs. An ecologically scientific approach actively minimises this exposure.
At Agro-Ecological we go beyond sustainable. We focus on the science of ecology and in particular agro-ecology, with all the corresponding rigour and discipline that implies in terms of management practice.
This more ecologically literate and scientifically sophisticated approach is well adapted to the increasingly significant challenges agriculture faces.
Global Climate Change
The detailed scientific evidence is conspicuous, material and very clear; ecological agriculture achieves superior outcomes in terms of climate change performance.
As an example, a study in the United States demonstrated 30% superior yield of organic over conventional crops during medium drought conditions.
Agro-Ecological is focused on profitable, sustainable and ecologically positive farmland asset management. Our methodology ensures assets are more resilient, less reliant on inputs, better adapted to coping with the impacts of macro issues such as global climate change, increasing environmental pressures and accelerating resource constraints, and therefore to delivering consistent investment performance over time.
“Buy it, transform it, deliver superior profitability”