Australian Farmlands Fund

Product Name

Australian Farmlands Fund

Issuer

Kilter Rural

Category

Investment

Type

Fund or Trust

Target

Wholesale, Institutional

Certified Since

2020

Asset Classes

Alternative assets

Markets

Australia, New Zealand

Investment Approaches

Sustainability themed, Impact investing

It Includes:

    It has some level of screening for:

      It fully excludes:

      • Riaa icons 41 Alcohol
      • Riaa icons 56 Animal cruelty
      • Riaa icons 36 Armaments
      • Riaa icons 33 Fossil fuels
      • Riaa icons 42 Gambling
      • Riaa icons 45 Genetic engineering
      • Riaa icons 52 Human rights abuses
      • Riaa icons 38 Labour rights violations
      • Riaa icons 34 Logging
      • Riaa icons 50 Nuclear power
      • Riaa icons 99 Pornography
      • Riaa icons 35 Tobacco

      Overview

      The Australian Farmlands Funds represent an opportunity through which sophisticated and wholesale investors can access an agribusiness portfolio of irrigated farmland, water and environmental assets in the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB).


      Description


      Established in August 2018 to invest in a portfolio of irrigated farmland, water and environmental assets in. Financial returns are delivered through the renewal of underutilised irrigation farming operations to deliver high value organic and conventional crops, sustained by ecosystem protection and enhancement to deliver long-term returns to investors.

      As of October 2018, the Funds had received a fully subscribed Phase 1 investment of $20 million invested capital. These funds have been deployed to purchase properties and water assets in the sMDB.

      Why Invest in Farmland?

      It has been proposed the world may be facing ‘peak land’, meaning it has run out of good arable country. Astute investors see opportunities presented by the global demand for protein driven by population growth, a growing global middle class and reducing availability of arable land.

      In the same way many think about food security we should concern ourselves with soil security. The maintenance of the world’s soil resource is fundamental to providing sufficient food and fibre.

      Investing in farmland through Kilter Rural’s commercial stewardship philosophy delivers a pathway to enduring income from improved yields, multiple revenue streams and capital growth from redeveloped farming landscapes.

      The philosophy delivers resilience through large-scale intervention on farmland to protect and enhance long-term function of ecological systems while sustaining long-term agricultural production.



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      Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund

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