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‘Against all odds’ that Australian winter crop will hit five-year average: Rabobank

The banks predicts dry conditions will lead to a below-average winter crop despite a slight year-on-year raise in area planted.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.

Australian ag needs better risk-management tools

A new report from the Australian Farm Institute argues that institutional – rather than price or production – risk poses the greatest challenge to the sector today.

Emissions reduction to boost sustainable timber: GIIN

Global Impact Investing Network manager says GPs and LPs involved with timber expect climate change initiatives to help increase income from carbon trading and reforestation.

PE ownership can support agribusiness emissions reduction: Bain & Company

Fernando Martins, a partner at Bain & Company, says in the absence of regulation, fund managers, their investors and corporations active in agribusiness are preparing for a carbon-constrained future.

Stafford launches A$150m Australia-focused farmland fund

Stafford made its first farm acquisitions in the country in December, using a separate account, head of agriculture and food Jos Boeren told us.

NCREIF: Australian farmland continues to outperform US but drought begins to bite

Land Down Under achieved total annual returns of 12.75%, compared with 6.87% in the US, according to the Australian Farmland Index.

$300m LDN vehicle makes debut investment after first close

Fund manager Gautier Quéru says he hopes fundraising will accelerate in 2019 to enable the UN-backed Land Degradation Neutrality Fund.

Insight’s sustainable farmland fund gets Guernsey Green Fund certificate

Head of farmland Detlef Schoen believes self-certification will be a thing of the past, with large-scale investors increasingly wanting proof of funds’ environmental credentials.

Can the UK’s Clean Air Strategy improve the livestock sector?

The country’s drive to reduce ammonia emissions from livestock has had a positive reception from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists keen to introduce new technology to catalyze change.
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