WHAT WE DO
The Paisano business model is based on a transparent and integrated agricultural supply-chain that connects field-to-export-market. We build scalable, replicable and commercially viable enterprises to promote the sustainable development of rural communities.
With technology, equipment, infrastructure and training, Paisano farmers improve their crop yields, capture more value and sell internationally.
We carefully align farmer and investor interests with our sustainable, profitable enterprises that farmers eventually own.
The farmers typically own 1-10 hectares of land, have no access to credit and farm using old-fashioned techniques with minimal use of technology. Farmers mostly produce for their own consumption or sell to local markets as they lack the volume and quality to export.
Mexico has seen high rural-urban migration in recent years, depleting the human and social resources of remote farming regions.
We carefully align the interests of smallholder farmers and investors. Our farmers are granted a small ownership stake in Paisano's regional enterprises from day 1, with investors owning the remaining majority. Farmers enjoy more income from their improved production. In addition, farmers earn profits from Paisano's rural enterprises which are directed to buying shares from investors, increasing their ownership year-by-year. Over a 10-year period, our investors receive a return as they are diluted and our farmers become independent owners of the rural enterprises.