Documents

There’s a lot to understand about the farming business and owning land. Download these helpful guides and documents to learn more about the opportunity and how Farmfolio has made farmland ownership easy.

Farmland 101 2022

Farmland 101

Learn how you can gain exposure to the dynamic and rapidly growing farmland sector with this exclusive guide from Farmfolio.

Farmland 101 2022

Learn how you can gain exposure to the dynamic and rapidly growing farmland sector with this exclusive guide from Farmfolio.

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2022 Agriculture Guide

Your guide to discovering why agriculture is such an in-demand asset class, what megatrends are driving growth in 2022 and beyond, how to invest in agriculture and assess risk, what crops are global demand leaders, and where the most compelling farmland opportunities are located.

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Your guide to discovering why agriculture is such an in-demand asset class, what megatrends are driving growth in 2022 and beyond, how to invest in agriculture and assess risk, what crops are global demand leaders, and where the most compelling farmland opportunities are located.

Coconut Whitepaper 2021

Coconut White Paper

Our report on coconut production for export contains valuable information on coconut varieties, growth cycles, startup times, regions of production, permanent crops, market risks, value-added production, and more.

Coconut Whitepaper 2021

Our report on coconut production for export contains valuable information on coconut varieties, growth cycles, startup times, regions of production, permanent crops, market risks, value-added production, and more.

Lime White Paper 2022

Lime White Paper

Read this comprehensive overview of Tahiti limes including markets, regions of productions, best practices, forecasts, and more. The data contained in this report is the foundation of our Valle Verde lime operation.

Lime White Paper 2022

Read this comprehensive overview of Tahiti limes including markets, regions of productions, best practices, forecasts, and more. The data contained in this report is the foundation of our Valle Verde lime operation.

Farmfolio Lumber & Teak Report

Lumber & Teak White Paper

Learn all about hardwood markets, lumber supply chains, teak investment opportunities, sustainability, top exporters, and more. It is essential reading for those curious about our teak operations.

Farmfolio Lumber & Teak Report

Learn all about hardwood markets, lumber supply chains, teak investment opportunities, sustainability, top exporters, and more. It is essential reading for those curious about our teak operations.

FAQs

Have some more questions? Maybe these can get you started on the right track.

What is Farmfolio?

Farmfolio is a company focused on farmland development. We’ve developed a best-in-class operation that uses a modern and advanced data-driven approach to identify land with the highest quality trees, created a vertically-integrated supply chain with packhouse facilities, distribution channels, and brands, and pioneered a new approach to direct farmland ownership called LOTs (Land Ownership Titles).

These LOTs are owned by individuals, and each one is part of a larger plot of land that Farmfolio has purchased. There is no sweat equity required, as an independent third-party expert team on the ground manages the entire process. This includes planting, harvesting, land and tree maintenance, and ultimately selling and distributing in-demand products like limes, avocados, coconuts, and teak around the world. Farmland owners get to sit back and enjoy the returns.

How often are different LOT projects available for purchase?

Our team is constantly bringing produce through our packhouses from not only farms under our LOT model, but also from other farms in the surrounding area. The data that we collect enables us to identify the “alpha farms.”, which are the ones producing the highest grade export-quality fruit. Once we identify an alpha farm, we negotiate with the current farm owner to purchase their property, and afterwards partition the land into LOTs and then offer the farm to the general public. We typically have a new farm available every few months.

Where are your projects located?

Farmfolio’s lime and coconut LOT projects are located in Colombia.

What are the risks of investing in Colombia?

There are risks with every investment, and it’s important for all investors to do due diligence before making any decision. In regards to Colombia, it is the oldest democracy in Latin America, with impressive economic growth, and is a strong trading partner and major non-NATO ally of the United States.

The country is often seen as an excellent place for foreign investment. Specifically related to agriculture, Colombia has some of the best farmland in the world and a modern infrastructure set to take advantage of the ongoing shift to a nearshoring supply chain.

Are there risks associated with owning LOTs?

With established selling agreements in place with our vertically integrated packhouse Valle Verde, all of the logistical and financial responsibility is assumed by them, and then by the importers once they take possession of the fruit. Your LOT could under- or over-perform from a harvest standpoint, but beyond that, the land is yours and there is no exposure to any potential challenges in the supply chain.

What are my tax obligations as a U.S. citizen?

Farmfolio handles all local and national Colombian taxes, your harvest income will be net of these amounts. Your tax obligations on the harvest income distributions in the United States will vary based on jurisdiction, residency, passport, and capability, and we advise all LOT owners to speak with their tax advisor.

Can I get title for the real estate purchase and is there title insurance?

You can take the title directly in your name, your entity, or a trust. However if you do so you will be responsible for coordinating with the local Colombian municipality and paying your land taxes once a year. As an alternative, and an option all LOT owners have taken, is to allow Farmfolio to be the custodian of the title and handle this for you.

Title insurance is not a standard practice in Colombia, but as part of our own due diligence we perform exhaustive research on the land and only purchase land with clean titles. We also only buy farms that have a title lineage of at least 30 years.

Can I obtain an investment visa from a LOT purchase?

Unfortunately because of the holding structure involved, you cannot apply for a Colombian investment visa when purchasing a LOT.

Can I resell my LOT and how does that work?

The land is yours and you are able to resell your LOT. We’ll do the marketing on your behalf, and when a buyer is found, there is a $250 administrative fee and a standard 3% real estate commission to process the sale.

Can I invest with my IRA or Solo 401(k)?

You can purchase farmland in a self-directed IRA or 401(k). Please refer to our article How To Buy Farmland With A Self-Directed IRA for more information.

Can I invest as a Joint Partnership, Corporation, or LLC?

You can purchase LOTs in any structure.

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