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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
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Water: a good news story for agriculture, the environment and rural communities

The 2022 water year is turning into a terrific good news story for agriculture, the environment and rural communities across the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB). The sMDB spans an area roughly the size of Germany and is one of Australia’s most important agricultural regions, generating annual irrigated agricultural production in excess of $6 billion across […]


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 General Impact

Australian Farmlands Fund shows results in water usage

The sustainable management of Australian Farmlands Funds’ diverse agricultural and water portfolio focuses on regenerative practices and sustainable use of resources in the face of climate-related risks. The product of these practices is evident in the Fund’s leadership in water-use efficiency at the nexus of the land and water portfolios.   Crops grown over FY21 at […]


by Kilter Rural • September 16, 2021
Farmland Investment General Impact

Responsible Investment Association Australasia’s (RIAA)  report released

The Australian Farmlands Fund is proud to support the launch of Responsible Investment Association Australasia’s (RIAA) Annual Responsible Investment Benchmark Report this month. The Funds have been actively involved with RIAA since inception, and are certified by RIAA’s Responsible Investment program. As one of the leading impact investors in Australian agriculture, Kilter closely monitors the performance of […]


by Kilter Rural • September 10, 2021
Farmland Investment General Impact

New soil condition methodology accredited by Accounting for Nature.

In August, Kilter Rural received accreditation for its soil condition assessment methodology. It is the second methodology Kilter Rural has approved under the Accounting for Nature (AfN) framework. This soil method is developed in collaboration with our long-time technical soils partner Regen Soils. The method is uniquely designed not just to score the condition of our soils […]


by Kilter Rural • September 10, 2021
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 […]


by Kilter Rural • August 18, 2021
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 […]


by Kilter Rural • August 17, 2021
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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 […]


by Kilter Rural • July 28, 2021