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Kilter Rural: Investment Farming Model returns dollars from dirt

“Our aim has been to invest in irrigation infrastructure, manage water and soils and put aside land of environmental value to improve it, as well as deliver returns to our investors” explains Kilter Rural’s Michael Neville. “Our key metric is return per megalitre to measure performance of crops, because water is our most expensive input”, […]


by admin • February 28, 2018
General Media

New water barons – foreign farmers swoop on our crops

Major American and Canadian investment funds and agricultural corporations are pouring money into buying prime irrigated land along the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers, looking for irrigated land to plant with citrus and almonds. Near Robinvale in northern Victoria, investors looking for a farm to grow highly profitable table grapes recently paid $5.1m for a 570ha […]


by admin • January 9, 2018
General Media

Noodle success for Japanese company spurs big agribusiness into organic farming

Hakubaku opened their organic noodle factory in Ballarat nearly 20 years ago because CEO Ryuji Nakamura said they wanted to be close to the best quality organic wheat. A shortage of organic wheat in recent years led to a supply partnership with Kilter Rural who manage over $200m in farmland and water assets in northern […]


by admin • December 15, 2017
General Water Investment

MDB Water Fund wins top environment award

Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund has been awarded Australia’s premier environment prize for 2017, the Banksia Award, in the natural capital category. Judged by an independent panel of experts, the Award “recognises demonstrated leadership and excellence in valuing, measuring, managing and investing in Australia’s natural capital with the same rigor that we manage all of […]


by admin • November 21, 2017
Investment Media

H2O Flow – The Australian water market

One of the few super funds to invest in water, VicSuper, has been accruing entitlements for close to a decade, initially investing in land in southern Victoria. Its chief executive Michael Dundon told INTHEBLACK that agriculture was the lure, but that the land came with water entitlements, which proved to be increasingly attractive over time. […]


by admin • November 21, 2017
Investment Water Investment

Water Fund Open

In October 2015 The Nature Conservancy Australia and Kilter Rural launched the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund to provide water security for Australian farming families while protecting culturally significant wetlands that support threatened species. The Fund invests in permanent water rights in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin and allocates those rights in a smart way. When […]


by admin • October 27, 2017
General Water Investment

Environmental watering by The Balanced Water Fund

During August 2017, The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund released a donation of 30 megalitres of water into Yambuna Lagoon.  This is the first time that environmental water has been delivered to this wetland.   The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund is an investment model that helps both nature and people while delivering […]


by admin • October 26, 2017
Investment Water Investment

Water Fund opens second capital raise

The Nature Conservancy Australia established the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund to provide water security for Australian farming families while protecting culturally significant wetlands that support threatened species. The Fund will invest in permanent water rights in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin and allocate those rights in a smart way. When water is scarce and agricultural […]


by Kilter Rural • June 14, 2017