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Environmental Policy Innovation Center executive director Timothy Male says predictable public spending has helped make the 64,000 square mile ecosystem the country’s most receptive to private conservation capital.
An improving commodity outlook and demand for passive investments meant annual cropland saw higher returns than permanent cropland in 2020 for the first time since 2001, said AgIS Capital.
The median price per ha of Australian farmland rose in every state and territory for the first time in 15 years as demand for land remains very strong, Rural Bank says.
From tight soybean supplies in 2021-22 to the impact of the Suez Canal blockage, lead analyst Libin Zhou outlines the key market trends.
Plant-based burger
Every 10th portion of protein consumed on Earth could be alternative by 2035, says Boston Consulting Group. Strategically placed investors may be in sight of very handsome returns.
Grain farm, wheat harvest
Agriculture showed ‘remarkable resilience’ as an asset class over 2020 as returns held relatively steady throughout the year.
Foreign ownership of water entitlements continued to steadily increase in 2020, with Canada leaping to the top of the list of foreign investors by volume held.
Higher-than-expected yields have led ABARES to increase its December 2020 production forecast by 7.4%, but summer planting will still be lower than average.
Foreign ownership of Australian farmland increased last year but remained flat as a percentage of the overall total, with China holding the most land.
A survey conducted by JPMorgan Asset Management shows Europe places the most importance on ESG considerations during investment, followed by Australia.
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