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Regenerative farming

Active management and worldwide access to sustainable land ownership


We invest in farmland globally with the aim of driving a paradigm shift from a conventional to a regenerative farming system and growing the value of our clients’ assets.


In our view, farmland:
  • provides the potential for an attractive financial return from a variety of sources, including: crop yields, productivity improvements, increase in land value and carbon capture.
  • is a good store of value; it is a real asset, and productive soils are growing scarcer, limiting downside risk.
  • makes a positive impact by providing healthy food, fostering biodiversity, limiting global warming and promoting circular agriculture.
  • contributes positively to several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  • can boost portfolio diversification; farmland is subject to different return drivers to traditional asset classes. 


Our investment team work closely with a network of local farmland experts globally, to:
  • manage a well-diversified portfolio of farmland assets from across the globe, but with a focus on developed countries.
  • invest in a variety of farms, covering both annual and permanent crops.
  • focus on medium-sized farms in the region of EUR 10–25 million, and grow with farmers in step with their future ambitions.
  • help meet Sustainable Development Goals by setting and measuring progress of their investments against clear ESG targets.

Meet our investment team and learn about their innovative approach to regenerative farming.
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Covadonga citrus orchard

Covadonga is a citrus orchard with a focus on mandarins and premium variety oranges. The project involves 220 hectares of conservation land that offers opportunities for biodiversity projects.


Herdade do Monte Branco farm

Herdade do Monte Branco is a pristine olive orchard.
Once 160 ha of dryland, divided by 18 small hold farmers is now a single pristine orchard, where 2 key biodiversity zones are being restored.


Can you do good and do well?

Our SDG farmland fund offers access to sustainable real-assets and measurable impact.


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Farming for a better future

Overview of regenerative farming

The agricultural sector plays a key role in several of the major problems currently facing our society: sufficient and healthy food production, deteriorating soil quality, biodiversity loss and global warming. Intensive modern farming practices have played a big part in this. 
Regenerative farming can offer comprehensive solutions to these issues. We believe that investors must become active in the transition to a more sustainable food and agricultural system and that farmland should play a more important role in institutional investment portfolios. This can generate attractive long-term revenues and capital growth. 
In this report, we examine how regenerative agriculture takes a conservation and rehabilitation approach to farming, the contrast with conventional farming, how regenerative farming works in practice and why it is imperative to act now. 
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Case study

Impact in Action

Regenerative farming helped to secure a sustainable future for this Koala population in Australia. Watch the video

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Fund library

Please visit our fund library for detailed information on our funds. For more sustainability-related information, please refer to the sustainability-related information section of the fund library
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Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

There’s a saying in Dutch, Kom verder, it means many things and it’s our business philosophy. It captures the way we work with clients but also the way we steer our investee companies to deliver shareholder value through active engagement.

Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Management (UK) Limited is registered in England & Wales with registration number 02833264. Registered office at 20 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BG Tel: +44 (0)20 3636 9400. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with reference number 166063.

Our Investment team

Richard Jacobs Van Lanschot Kempen

Richard Jacobs

Co-head Private Markets

Sven Smeets Van Lanschot Kempen

Sven Smeets

Co-head Private Markets

Bram Bikker Van Lanschot Kempen

Bram Bikker

Portfolio Manager

Jorrit Willigers Van Lanschot Kempen

Jorrit Willigers

Portfolio Manager

Tim van den Pol Van Lanschot Kempen

Tim van den Pol

Portfolio Manager

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