Driving Super Fund Investment in Agriculture, Discussion Paper, Industry Super Australia, June 2017

For superannuation funds, agricultural ‘real’ assets have the potential to provide bond-like current income streams from the annual earnings of farm businesses, and long-term capital appreciation from rising land values. In this context, this Industry Super Australia Discussion Paper explores the economic contribution of agriculture, the prospects for developing deeper Australian-owned and operated supply chains and strategic foreign owner partnerships, key lessons from the performance of agricultural assets in Australia over time, and how industry fund asset holdings impact regional and bush communities. It concludes with policy recommendations.

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