Posts By: Kilter Rural
Farmland Investment Impact
Protected: Direct seeding at Australian Farmlands Fund dedicates 220ha to biodiversity
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Farmland Investment General Impact
Kilter becomes an official supporter of the TCFD
In a significant step-up for the Kilter Australian Farmlands Funds (KAFF), Kilter has become an official supporter of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD released their recommendations in 2017, providing guidance on disclosing reliable information on financial institutions’ exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities. In addition to becoming an official supporter, Kilter has […]
Farmland Investment General Water Investment
US drought impacts agricultural outcomes
As severe drought grips the west coast of the United States for the third time this century the effects are being felt locally. Parts of south-west of the United States, notably in California and Nevada, have now entered ‘extreme’ or ‘exceptional’ drought as measured by the US Drought Monitor (figure 1). These extremes follow in […]
Seed gold in our remnants
The Kilter Rural Australian Farmlands Funds (KAFF) is dedicated to regenerating the landscapes that we are operating on. This goes beyond the paddock, Kilter takes a landscape approach to the regeneration of farmland, up to 30% of landscapes managed under the Funds will be revegetated with endemic (locally native) species of Australian Flora. Working with […]
Event: Why now for Australian farmland + water?
This event has now finished. If you are interested in accessing a recording contact our team Register now to join Angus Ingram and Euan Friday this August for two webinars delivering an update on market trends and Kilter Rural fund updates. 11:00am Monday 9th August Kilter Rural – Water Funds Update Join Kilter Rural CIO Euan […]
Fostering strong rural communities
The Gargarro Botanic Garden will see the creation of a unique and world-class botanical installation, representing the premier regional botanic gardens destination in Australia, and the jewel in the crown of the Campaspe region. Kilter Rural is proud to support the project and the community of Girgarre. This year Kilter has committed a donation to the project. Kilter aims to foster […]
Farmland Investment General Impact
KAFF Soil Carbon Project Approved
June saw the Australian Farmlands Fund’s first soil carbon project successfully registered with the Emissions Reduction Fund(ERF), under the name Kilter Rural Lower Goulburn Soil Carbon Project. The project was registered under the ERF’s Measurement of Soil Carbon in Agricultural Systems Methodology and covers almost 200ha of irrigated cropland. It is among the first soil carbon projects to […]
Menindee Lakes finally filling.
The Menindee Lakes are a chain of seven natural shallow lakes located near the town of Menindee in western NSW. There are four main lakes in the system and historically, due to the flat terrain and hot, dry climate, the lakes often naturally dry up. The NSW Government have modified the lakes (completed 1968) to […]
Western US drought conditions worsen
Large parts of the United States are in a drought, with some areas escalating from extreme to exceptional drought levels, as highlighted in Figure 1. The drought is concentrated in the west, notably in California and Nevada where two dry winters in a row have resulted in large precipitation deficits. Extremely low rainfall, warmer temperatures […]
Drought has a longer-term impact on rivers and aquifers.
A recent study has highlighted the longer-term effects drought conditions have on the ability of catchments to secure water for productive use. Whether it is groundwater accessed by bores or surface water collected by stream flow and stored in dams, the impact of changing hydrology in Victoria’s catchments has been starkly presented in new research […]