Your baked beans soon to be Australian grown
This summer Kilter Rural has planted a field trial of Haricot beans, more commonly known as Navy beans or baked beans. In Australia, Navy beans were historically grown in SE QLD to supply a nearby American army base that no longer exists. These days Australia imports more than 3,000t of baked beans annually with none […]
New IM released for Fund providing unique opportunity to secure water for agriculture and restore threatened wetlands
Kilter Rural with The Nature Conservancy have released an update of the Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund Information Memorandum. Established in 2015 The Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund was established to demonstrate a new model for achieving enhanced water security for irrigators and benefits to rural communities while also providing water for the restoration […]
A year on, what the 2020 Fires taught us.
With all that has happened since, it is sometimes easy to forget that 2020 started with Australia burning. The 2019/2020 fire season in Australia saw over 17 million hectares of Australian landscape burnt. It is estimated that multiple billions of native animals will have perished. It was not uncommon to wake up to a blanket […]
Kilter putting numbers on nature
Kilter Rural has just learned of its success in having its native vegetation (NV) assessment method accredited by Accounting for Nature (AfN). This is the culmination of a long journey, including the first successful prototype of such a methodology completed at the farm scale on the FFL farmlands in 2018. Since then, Kilter has been […]
Kilter Rural announces the appointment of two new board directors.
Melbourne 25th November 2020: Kilter Rural is pleased to announce the appointment of two new non-executive directors, Jenny Morawska and Jacqueline Courtney, to the Kilter Investments Board. The new directors bring a wealth of experience across a diverse range of disciplines. With the appointment of Jacqui and Jenny the Board strengthens the gender balance and retains […]
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Kilter bird surveying for farmland ecological condition
This November Kilter Rural has just undertaken its first coordinated bird survey across its farmland assets. As well as being a valued natural asset in their own right, native birds are recognised as an important marker of more general ecological condition of a landscape, reflecting the extent and quality of native vegetation. This inaugural survey […]
Sustainable agriculture, impact and Kilter Rural.
David Clark from Koda Capital spoke to Live Wire Markets about where Australians are investing in a changing market. He identifies four areas that investors should look to biotechnology and medical devices, sustainable agriculture, technology in China, and impact investing. Kilter Rural’s overarching philosophy is to unlock value in rural irrigation landscapes to deliver financial returns with positive environmental […]
What do Kilter Rural and David Attenborough have in common? Landscape regeneration.
Never has there been so much coverage on the topic of regenerative agriculture. For those involved in agribusiness it appears to be everywhere these days. The recent release of the Netflix documentary Kiss the Ground will only heighten the buzz. How does Kilter Rural apply its expertise to this subject? I’ll provide a recent example of a […]
Accounting for Nature framework in progress
Kilter Rural is continuing to progress its framework for producing environmental condition trend accounts across its farming landscapes. The Accounting for Nature (AfN) framework sets the first globally consistent standard for measuring, certifying and communicating changes in the condition of environmental assets – agricultural soils, native vegetation, fauna and freshwater or marine ecosystems. The framework establishes the […]
A co-investment for the Great Barrier Reef
A scaled co-investment in regenerative agriculture impact and conservation outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef and its catchments Underpinned by a long history of successful impact investment Kilter Rural (KR) and The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC)(the partners) are acting on the urgency for large scale landscape intervention required to help improve the health of the Great […]