Bonnefield’s ultimate goal is to promote sound farmland management practices, help improve operator efficiencies and protect the integrity of Canadian farmland which inevitably will result in increased value to the farmland investor. Sustainability and potential for yield enhancement is a key consideration in investment analysis.
To that end, part of the due diligence required for every investment is a detailed agronomic review and an independent third party farmland evaluation report which includes quality of soil, irrigation, etc, and includes recommendations for any remediation that may be required.
Bonnefield works with progressive, growth oriented farm operators on an "as-if-owned" lease which fosters long-term strategic planning. Typically Bonnefield is helping farm operators achieve one or more of the following goals: improve cash flow/strength balance sheet, plan for retirement, expand land base for more efficiencies.
As part of the relationship, farm operators are expected to follow the Bonnefield Standards of Care - a prescribed set of best practices aimed at promoting sustainable farming operations and environmental responsibility. All tenants are required to report annually on their compliance with the Standards of Care and failure to comply with it is grounds for termination of a tenant's lease.