Australian Farmlands Fund
The Fund involves a regenerative agriculture strategy investing in farmland and water to deliver returns to investors with scaled nature protection and climate change mitigation.
Fund Target Return: 10-12%
This fund is currently closed to new investors.
Why Invest in farmland?
Quality arable farmland across the globe is becoming increasingly scarce, with the World Bank reporting that arable land per person declined by 52% from 1961 to 2015.
The United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization reports an additional two billion people will be on Earth by 2050. Based on current systems, farmers will have to increase food production by 50% to meet the expected 2030 demand alone.
Globally, the fundamental agricultural resources required for food and fibre production face ever-increasing pressures and increased exposure to climate change.
Utilising regenerative practices, sustainable intensification of agriculture is necessary to meet the increase in global demand for food. Meeting this demand will depend upon the development and uptake of progressive technologies that lead to improved agricultural productivity.
Farmland investment experience
We invest in farmland to maximise opportunities provided by drivers of food security, climate change, demographic change and sustainability.
Since 2006 we have been implementing our Future Farming Landscapes investment model, purchasing 40 properties, covering 12,000 hectares (29,640 acres) of irrigation farmland country in Australia. Farmland is regenerated at scale to deliver long-term resilience and reduced exposure to traditional risks. This is a core-plus strategy – adding value to deliver farmlands with a sustainable, global competitive advantage.
Our wholesale and sophisticated clients are aligned with the Principles for Responsible Investment but recognise the opportunities provided by drivers of food security, climate change, demographic change and sustainability.