SLM Partners focuses on countries at the lower end of the risk spectrum so that returns are primarily driven by a transformative land management strategy. When selecting geographies, SLM Partners carries out an analysis that looks at factors such as:
- Political risk
- Ease of investment in land
- Security of property rights
- Land prices and the economics of production
- Access to markets
These filters allow SLM Partners to focus on certain countries. But SLM Partner will only undertake activities when the most important factor is taken into account – the availability of local operational partners with a proven ecological land management system.
SLM Partners has started its first project in Australia, as it scores highly against all the criteria listed above. For more information see the section on the SLM Australia Livestock Fund. SLM Partners is also exploring new projects in South America and Europe.