- It is easy for the investor to monitor his/her expected returns for the year.
- It is an objective formula i.e. not dependent on the operational efficiency of the plantation.
The added sweetener is that there is a bonus feature in that additional yields will be paid to the investor based on the actual tonnage of fresh fruit bunches ("FFB") harvested by the plantation.
AIS is an agricultural investment model that has arrived in Malaysia. It is worthy of consideration by plantation owners seeking access to investment funds for starting-up plantations or replanting programmes. To have a better idea of the AIS-model have a look at CHGS at http://www.chgs.com.my/.