Transition finance is key to help many more farmers and growers start the transition to organic and regenerative. The Perennial Fund is going to experiment with a new concept!
- The Perennial Fund invests $75-150 per acre per year into the farm
- For 3 years to transition to organic
- In exchange for a 10-25% net profit share after they’re certified organic
- Until 1.5x the initial investment is returned
The per acre investment amount is determined by the overall capital needed to facilitate a successful organic transition. Farmers do not pay back the fund until they are making net profits.
The expected IRR is 9% over 10 years, though successful payback is conservatively expected to take 5 years. If the investment is not repaid at 1.5x after 10 years, the remaining amount owed will be forgiven.
A key piece is the market access, Pipeline foods (we have interviewed Eric earlier) buys the crops in the 3 year transition and provides a long term off take agreement for the organic crops
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