You’d think our excitement might wear off with this whole Shari’a compliant agricultural investment thing. Nope—we’re still into it as ever, which is why we’re thrilled to announce our 3rd deal in less than seven months: We’re now helping a Canadian farmland management firm, AGInvest Properties Canada Inc. to structure high-grade agricultural partnership opportunities in Ontario. With an impressive landmass of nearly 10,000,000km2, Canada ranks second globally by count of land and water, and contains some of the worlds highest-grade farmland. Within the country the largest concentration of prime agricultural land is in the Province of Ontario. It is here that we will assist AGInvest to structure their offerings in a Shari’a compliant way and help generate new investments for the global investor, Canadian farmers, and their agricultural facilities.
Our Shari’a Advisory role will be similar to one we made in last year, when we teamed up with a UK based firm to help them manage their Argentinean farmlands in a Shari’a compliant way. Those facilities have since started attracting new flow of Shari’a compliant capital, and having seen the benefits of such investment partnerships we’ve committed ourselves to try and help more similar life-sustaining projects around the world.
While we’re proud of the progress we’re making, we know that we can still do better.