As Canada’s foremost farmland investment manager and provider of land-lease financing for farmers, we provide non-correlated, low-volatility, equity-like returns to investors while preserving farmland for farming.
Investing in Farmland
Farmland is regarded by some as one of the safest and most fundamental long-term stores of wealth and we believe that Canadian farmland, in particular, is poised to benefit from a number of converging macroeconomic, climate, and demographic trends that will impact the world’s food supply in the years and decades ahead.
Bonnefield’s approach is to partner with progressive, growth-oriented Canadian farmers to provide farmland leasing solutions to help them grow, reduce debt and finance retirement and succession. Our ultimate goal is to promote sound farmland management practices, help improve operator efficiencies and protect the integrity of Canadian farmland, which we believe are core to protecting and enhancing long-term returns for our investors.
At Bonnefield, we invest in and hold farmland for long-term capital appreciation and income. We offer qualified investors the opportunity to hold Canadian farmland through pooled limited partnerships.
Bonnefield currently has $1 billion in assets under management (“AUM”). Our funds are open for subscription to accredited institutional and private investors.
Responsible investing at Bonnefield is more than a set of policies upon which business decisions are made. At Bonnefield, our approach is rooted in a set of core operating principles that put Canadian farmers and farming first.
Bonnefield’s ultimate goal is to promote sound farmland management practices, help improve operator efficiencies and protect the integrity of Canadian farmland, which we believe are core to protecting and enhancing long-term returns for our investors.
While we do not dictate to farmers how to farm, as part of the partnership they agree to adhere to sustainable farming best practices known as the Bonnefield Standards of Care that promote sound farming practices to protect the integrity of the land.
In 2020, Bonnefield publicly pledged its support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
In November 2014, Bonnefield became the first farmland investment manager and property manager in Canada to qualify and be accepted as a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative. Since becoming a signatory, Bonnefield has maintained an ‘A’ rating.
Enabling farmers to increase the value and productivity of their land.
Providing investors with competitive and stable long-term returns.
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Click the button to download a copy of Bonnefield’s 2021 Sustainability Report.
Our Case Studies
Bonnefield offers an alternative to debt or direct equity financing through farmland lease financing that helps farm families strengthen their balance sheets and improve cash flow, plan for retirement and expand their land base. Below are case studies sharing stories of how farm families have benefited by working with Bonnefield.