Capital requirements of the agriculture sector


NCEconomics was engaged to quantify the capital required to support significant growth in Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector over the next decade.

The project took into consideration current and emerging demand for capital from the sector through to 2030, and considered the drivers and impediments to greater investment in the sector. We utilised a combination of desktop research, in-depth interviews with stakeholders from the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sector and the investor community, and modelling to estimate the capital required to meet the sector’s growth objectives. We found that Australian agriculture needs an additional $7.5 billion of capital investment per year to meet the target of farm gate output worth $100 billion by 2030.

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