A new survey reports that foreign ownership of Australian farmland grew by 4.7 million hectares in just two-and-a-half years.
Over the past few years Hassad Australia has amassed a property portfolio of 14 major wheat and sheep farms or clusters of properties across four states, covering 287,000ha.
UBS Global Asset Management has established an Australia and New Zealand farmland investment advisory service to meet the growing institutional demand for assets, particularly from Asia.
Lawson Grains controls more than 42,000 hectares of prime cropping country in Australia.
Tim Hornibrook, head of Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management, obtained sensitive details about a competitor's profits, fee structure and returns by posing as a wealthy investor.
"The institutional ‘herd’ will eventually find agricultural investment,' delegates told at the Global AgInvesting Conference in New York.
“We can have a nice debate about foreign investment here in Australia, but in the global context it isn’t a discussion about whether it is nice to have, we need it, we absolutely need it.”
Elle accuse ces établissements de financer des sociétés impliquées dans des spoliations foncières, des exploitations forestières illégales et le travail des enfants.
Australia’s big four banks are backing companies accused of kicking people off their land, leaving them homeless and hungry.
One of Australia's big banks is facing scrutiny it financed a Cambodian sugar business responsible for forcing almost 500 families off their land.
Australia’s major banks are funding large-scale illegal “land grabs” in the developing world and enabling illegal logging, child labour or other human rights abuses.
The "incredibly high" prices of New Zealand dairy farms have prompted Aquila Capital to switch its investment drive to Australia.