Australia’s second-biggest farmland investor has sold its Lawson Grains portfolio comprising 105,000 hectares of crop land in NSW and Western Australia to Sydney-based global forestry investment manager New Forests and Canada’s Alberta Investment Management Corporation.
Agriculture, long overlooked as a handy defensive investment space by fund managers more interested in infrastructure, commercial real estate and shopping centres, has become the focus of big spending activity of late.
Report finds the Canadian based pension plan is not living up to its own environmental, social responsibility, and corporate governance principles, resulting in adverse impacts on Maui’s environment and residents.
Le fait de laisser les terres agricoles glisser entre les mains de grands propriétaires, de fonds spéculatifs et d’intervenants du secteur immobilier revient à leur céder graduellement notre autonomie alimentaire. Les gouvernements doivent intervenir.
Investors trying to decide what world farmland market in which to allocate capital may want to consider an advantage the Canadian market can offer – the ability to participate via an open-ended structure.