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Plans to reduce use of harmful pesticide and fertilizer products, converting 25% of farmland to organic and incentivizing carbon sequestration is what the industry needs.
Corn field, aerial view, farmland
The agtech company has developed a breeding platform that allows crops to be tailored to a desired nutritional and physical composition, differentiating them from competitor products.
Wagyu beef, cattle
Tasmanian Agriculture Company has become the first farm in the state to register a soil carbon project under Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund – its owners believe it will help make the business attractive to private equity investors.
Federal report finds water inflows to the MDB have reduced because of climate change, leading to a decline in the reliability of general security water entitlements in some parts of the system.
Sunflower field
The NCREIF Australian Farmland Index, which is heavily weighted to permanent cropping, shows total returns held up fairly well despite drought across much of eastern and northern Australia.
Burned trees on a background of dark sky
The practice of voluntarily conducting and disclosing climate-related financial risk analysis is in its early days, but awareness and engagement are gathering pace.
With drought leading to record-high water prices in south-east Australia last year, investors have started to look north in search of returns – but there are huge barriers to overcome. Daniel Kemp investigates what efforts are being made to unlock the opportunities.
The Sydney-based forestry investment manager has published its first Climate Disclosure Report and may publish fund-level climate targets in the future.
New Forests’ Australia New Zealand Forest Fund 3 has acquired its first asset in Western Australia, purchasing hardwood plantation assets near Bunbury from Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania.
Carrot growing in soil
The blended finance vehicle has also attracted investments from the European Investment Bank as well as French and British government agencies.
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