We invest in an inescapable fact. Growing populations create an appetite for food and therefore farmland. We are equipped with farming expertise, investment management discipline and market knowledge all in one place: in-house.
Demand for food is growing. This is driven by global population growth, supported by increased urbanisation and household incomes in emerging markets. Meanwhile biofuel usage is becoming mainstream in developed markets, boosted by the renewable energy policies of many Governments. This increasing demand is finely balanced against a finite supply of arable land.
With a twenty year track record in the agriculture markets and access to Macquarie’s market leading agricultural commodities research, we deeply understand the sector. We own and operate agricultural businesses and develop farmland via funds and separate accounts managing approximately $A1.5 billion for investors. This farmland totals approximately 4.5 million hectares in Australia and Brazil producing red meat, grains and oil seeds, making us one of Australia’s largest diversified farmers.
The MIRA Agriculture team uniquely combines farming expertise, investment management discipline and market knowledge. Creating and managing our funds over more than 10 years, the team selectively acquire and actively manage these vast assets to create portfolios and businesses of scale and diversity. They take into account countries, climactic regions, commodity type and target markets - the keys to managing inherent risks in land ownership and commodity production.
The investment management team is complemented by experienced farm management located at each property with deep knowledge of their crops and livestock, their weather conditions and their markets. Together, the whole team seek to maximise performance at farm level by directing capital toward innovations that improve quality and yield to drive maximum value.
For more information on MIRA’s agriculture businesses, please contact:
Head of Agriculture