The Australian Farmlands Fund Information Memorandum
The Fund is an investment in natural capital through the purchase and regeneration of Australian farmland and water. It invests in southern Murray-Darling Basin farmland, water & ecosystem assets to provide investors uncorrelated, risk-adjusted returns on capital, through value-add transformation of farmland for sustainable food production balanced with scaled reforestation (up to 30%) to protect biodiversity and deliver a climate change mitigation service.
The fund was established to offer wholesale investors access to the knowledge and experience gained by Kilter Rural over the previous 15 years delivering a $200M institutional farmland and water impact investment.
As at July 2021 the Fund moves from 150ha of cropping area, to more than 1000ha of redeveloped cropping country and from 9% to 21% of the farms reforested for nature protection and carbon sequestration services.
Inception: October 2018
Target return: 10-12%
AUM: A$42.36 million as at 30 June 2021