Five years ago, seven Frisian entrepreneurs (farmers and investors) made a business trip to Romania to investigate whether there were interesting investment opportunities in agriculture. During that visit they traversed Romania and noticed that the country had lots of fertile agricultural land, but farmers were using it inefficiently, if using it at all.
It was not an easy task to purchase land in Romania. The land is not only fragmented into small plots, but it's also often divided into shared ownership by inheritance, making the buying process more time and money consuming.
Because of fragmentation and shared ownership the price of the land was, and still is, low compared to the rest of Europe. The entrepreneurs therefore decided to establish Frisian Investors Inc. At this moment the organization owns nearly 3.000 acres of agricultural land in Romania.