VISA INVESTMENTS

Political and economic uncertainty around the world has elevated the popularity of agricultural assets in Australia.


As China’s domestic property market slows, many Chinese nationals are investing substantial sums, from $5 million to $50 million, into Australian property.


Investing in Australian agriculture or agribusiness via AAIF delivers a number of benefits. These are:


INVESTMENT SECURITY

Investing in Australian agriculture and agribusiness is investing in hard assets.


The Savills Global Farmland Index shows the rate of growth in Australia (300%) has outperformed the US and UK between 2002 and 2010.


The top 20% of NSW farmers have achieved total returns over the  period 1990- 2010 of 16.86% (High Rainfall); 16.48% (Mixed Farming) and 4.62% (Pastoral Grazing).



EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

AAIF’s management team has third generation farming expertise.

 

We have built a network of associates across all Australian states and agricultural regions and in all areas of agriculture.



Low corporate costs

Many corporate agricultural enterprises have failed due to a lack of understanding of complying with environmental uncertainties in agriculture.

 

Public companies have high compliance costs that are not necessary to invest in agriculture.

 

AAIF is set up so it doesn’t have high corporate compliance costs.



IDENTIFICATION OF THE OPPORTUNITY

Debt and a lack of working capital hamstring a lot of very capable local, privately owned agricultural enterprises. This provides opportunity for joint venture and ownership investments.

 

AAIF provides these services to investment clients: 

  • Due diligence audits
  • Farm or business productivity forecasts
  • Whole farm planning
  • Farm audits
  • Leasing
  • Book keeping
  • Legal, tax & accountancy advise 

OWNERSHIP IN THE VALUE CHAIN

Agriculture is not just about farmland – it’s the whole value chain from R&D to point of sale.

 

To gain some control over price received, agricultural producers will need to get closer to consumers – that is, own more of the value chain.

 

Vertical integration within agricultural and the food sector is one of the decisive factors influencing market structure and competitiveness of agriculture.

 

AAIF can assist with vertical integration to improve efficiency or minimise production or transaction costs.

 


RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D)

Australian Government investment in R&D has fallen 30%, leaving opportunity for private investment.

 

It’s a big opportunity. The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission Report 2011 on rural research and development showed a mean average return of 44% on every dollar spend on rural R&D.



FOOD SECURITY

There are an estimated 925 million hungry people in the world.

 

The world population is expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050.

 

About 40 per cent of the world’s arable land is degraded to some degree and will be further affected by climate change.

 

Australia is well placed to help boost food production in developing countries and be a global source of reliable, quality food.

 

AAIF can give investors a long term stake in markets feeding the world’s burgeoning population, plus a hedge on food inflation.



VISA ASSISTANCE

The following documents show the information required to allow AAIF to match the client’s needs to the best opportunity in Australian agriculture investments.

 

There are two relevant visas, 132 for Permanent Residency and 188 for Temporary Residency.

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