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Andrew Forrest, the mining tycoon, wants to harness 5,000 gigalitres of water from Australia’s aquifers to irrigate and drought-proof agricultural land.
Troy Setter, chief executive of Consolidated Pastoral Company, the Australian beef producer majority-owned by Terra Firma, talks to Agri Investor about the recent Bunda Station acquisition and the firm's acquisition strategy.
As northern Australia recovers from years of hardship, there may be opportunities for investors.
The investment strategy is well suited to the super fund industry that largely lacks experience and knowledge of farmland investing, according to Tim Altschwager, national director of transaction services rural & agribusiness at Colliers International, the real estate services company.
The Australian government has lowered the threshold for foreign investments subject to review and will create a transparent land registry.
Buy-and-lease is picking up pace as an investment strategy in Australia. Should the market be looking to the US for precedents?
A survey conducted by the School of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia revealed that Western Australian farmers are supportive of foreign investment as a means to bring capital into the region.
Own-and-operate strategies dominate the agri fund market in Australia, but investment firms are now paying increased attention to buy-and-lease structures.
Food & agriculture was one of the top 10 industry sectors attracting Chinese overseas M&A investment in 2014, according to a recent report from KPMG. This is the first time it’s reached the top 10.
Wine exports increased by 1.9 percent in 2014 in both volume and value prompting debate on the value of the industry as an investment.

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