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Agribusiness:
Super funds see opportunity in agriculture

Industry super funds see opportunity in Australian agriculture according to the discussion paper Driving Super Fund Investment in Agriculture produced by Industry Super Australia.

By Portal Admin - 8th August 2017 - Back to News

The paper responds to calls for the $2 trillion superannuation sector to increase investment in local agriculture from current levels of about $1.6 billion.

The paper shows that global investors are rapidly accumulating strategic stakes in local agricultural holdings, with Canadian and American pension funds investing over $1 billion in Australia since 2007. The paper recommends:

  • an independent survey of farm performance to measure rates of return for various crop and livestock producers
  • an infrastructure audit of each of the major commodity supply chains
  • establishing ACCC regulatory arrangements to achieve effective price discovery and transparency in wholesale agricultural markets
  • encouraging domestic operators to form consortia with local and foreign processors and distribution networks to reduce risk
  • Commonwealth Treasury take a more strategic approach to foreign investment
  • Establishing a regional development bank.


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