Listed below are a series of downloadable documents and reports produced by Land Commodities about agricultural and farmland investing (with an emphasis on Australian agricultural investment) and related topics. Please feel free to download any or all of them. We hope you find the information useful.
This document provides an introduction to Australia as an agricultural investment destination with an emphasis on the arable / mixed cropping-livestock sector. Amongst other things, the document looks at Australia’s macroeconomic fundamentals, trends in farm productivity, income and profit margins, factors affecting investment returns and land values, levels of farm debt and foreign investment in Australian agriculture.
This document provides an introduction to Australia as an agricultural producer with an emphasis on the arable / mixed cropping-livestock sector. Amongst other things, the document covers trends in production, yields and exports (in particular with respect to the growing emerging market opportunity) and Australia’s status as a leader in sustainable farming practices.
This document provides an introduction to the Australia Wheatbelt, the country’s arable and mixed cropping-livestock region. Amongst other things, the document provides an introduction to growing conditions and farming practices as well as regional production differences due to climate variability, soil types, water availability and farm size.
This document addresses the key question: which region of Australia has delivered superior returns to agricultural investors in the past and is most likely to offer superior risk adjusted returns in the future? It demonstrates a compelling investment case for Western Australia. Historical data shows the region has produced the most consistent land value appreciation, averaging over 10% annually in the long term, with a consistently profitable agricultural economy capable of reliably delivering annual income of 5%+ to farmland investors.
This document provides an introduction to regional variations in climate and the implications for arable investors. Since the ability to effectively plan input use is one of the most important determinants of productivity and farm profits, rainfall reliability and extreme weather events can have a major impact on investment returns. This document looks at historical patterns in extreme weather events and how these have differing effects on yields from region to region.
Population growth, resource scarcity and climate change are the three defining economic trends of our modern times. Individually, each constitutes a major issue, but they are all the more potent by virtue of being inextricably linked. Over time, their paths will increasingly converge and their effects on global commerce will become ever more pronounced. Any sector positioned at the nexus of their convergence will offer investors the best mid-term opportunity and the potential for stellar returns over the long-term.
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