Farmland Investment

Climate Farmland Investment General Impact

Direct seeding underway for spring 2022

The revegetation program at the Australian Farmlands Fund is currently in its fourth year of planting native vegetation. This year’s program will bring the Fund closer to hitting its 30% target, with a total of 290ha revegetated across the landscape. Prior to the sowing, the landscape must be prepared to maximise the germination success of the […]


by Kilter Rural • September 27, 2022
Climate Farmland Investment Impact

New carbon sequestration technology in agricultural crops being trialled at scale through an innovative collaboration between Kilter Rural and Loam Bio

This winter crop season, Kilter’s Australian Farmlands Fund has seen an initial canola crop sown using new technology developed by Loam Bio. The technology harnesses the power of tiny dark microbes, which have proven to draw down and store vast amounts of carbon, as well as improve soil health and increase crop yields. Loam Bio […]


by Kilter Rural • July 21, 2022
Climate Farmland Investment General

Climate-related risks continue to be a focus for Kilter Rural

David Karoly, an honorary Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the University of Melbourne Climate Futures Program, Presented to Kilter Rural on climate-related risks and the latest updates of the IPCC’s 6th assessment report. Karoly is an internationally recognised expert on climate change and climate variability and was Leader of the Earth Systems and Climate […]


by Kilter Rural • July 21, 2022
Climate Farmland Investment Impact

Emissions accounts for fund verified

The emissions accounts for the Australian Farmlands Fund in the 2021 Financial Year have been officially verified. The accounts underwent an audit and verification process by a licensed third party to ensure emissions calculations were accurate and reported in line with the GHG Protocol. Emissions in the accounts of the Australian Farmlands Fund include scope […]


by Kilter Rural • November 23, 2021
Climate Farmland Investment

Australian first bird methodology approved

Kilter Rural has just received accreditation for its bird condition methodology under the Accounting for Nature (AfN) framework. This sits behind native vegetation and soil as our third accredited method, all achieved in the last 12 months. The method allows us to score the condition of birds across woodland habitat, the primary native vegetation type across our regenerating […]


by Kilter Rural • November 23, 2021
Farmland Investment Investment

Where to find inflation protection

This week sees the release of the September quarters CPI figures. If recent inflation trends in other countries are any sort of guide, then you can expect a big jump is ahead for Australian consumers. Australia’s inflation rate has risen from 1.1% in Q1 2021 to the current rate of 3.8% in Q2 2021. We […]


by Kilter Rural • October 26, 2021
Climate Farmland Investment General Water Investment

Water availability + market conditions

The major storages of the sMDB are currently filled to 87% of their capacity and still filling. Hume Dam itself is near capacity, and managed releases are occurring to satisfy downstream entitlement holders but also to provide capacity to limit potential flooding events over coming months. The BoM has also recently issued a La Nina […]


by Kilter Rural • October 26, 2021
Farmland Investment General Investment Water Investment

Leading the way with environmental watering

After recording the hottest 3-year period on record, the ecosystems of the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB) were in desperate need of reprieve. The drought-breaking rainfalls which have occurred in 2020 and 2021 are helping kickstart the recovery of essential wetlands, floodplains, and freshwater-dependent threatened species. In addition, heavy rainfall during the end of last year […]


by Kilter Rural • October 19, 2021
Farmland Investment General Investment Water Investment

Agricultural sectors heading for a bumper season

Australia’s Agricultural production is forecast to reach a record $73.0 Billion in 2021-22. The sector looks to eclipse the $70 billion mark for the first time, capitalising on favourable growing conditions coupled with record prices across many commodities, as shown in Figure 1.  The Murray Darling Basin contributes about 40% of Australia’s agricultural production and […]


by Kilter Rural • October 19, 2021
Farmland Investment Impact

Direct seeding at Australian Farmlands Fund dedicates 220ha to biodiversity

During August and September, the Australian Farmlands Fund has direct-seeded another 105ha of native vegetation. There is now 220ha of landscape dedicated to biodiversity, embedding carbon in the landscape and building landscape resilience in the face of climate change.


by Kilter Rural • September 20, 2021