AUSTRALIAN farmland and related investment opportunities will be promoted in China during August at a major event in Shanghai.
Landmark Harcouts is taking its Connect with Australia property showcase to China to provide a platform for potential investors to make direct contact with Australian producers of dairy, beef, grains, fibre, and horticulture in a bid to add value across the supply chain.
体育平台The event runs over five days from August 11-16 and is the third such annual China investment push involving Landmark Harcourts.
National operations manager Mark Brooke said the showcase helped secure large-scale agri-investment for regional Australia to assist the sector expand its production base and capitalise on emerging market opportunities.
体育平台He said the targeted audience had specific requirements.
“They take a very commercial approach to what they’re doing and all agricultural properties we exhibit must have a strong commercial focus,” he said.
体育平台“Capital investment is vital for Australian agricultural industries, not only to improve productivity but to maintain it.”
Mr Brooke noted the network of potential investors developed by Landmark Harcourts was taking a greater interest in all areas of the processing supply chain and potential partnership opportunities.
Chinese investor preference also remained focused on utilising Australian management for any farms purchased.
体育平台Landmark Harcourts Tasmania director Michael Warren had exhibited Tasmanian properties to potential investors at the past two showcases and this year will highlight a $1.95 million property on the Tamar River, Rowella.
The grazing property could be converted to an intensive horticultural operation, growing cherries, raspberries and blueberries and according to Mr Warren a local horticultural company was prepared to develop the land if an investor was available to help out.
体育平台He said previous involvement in the showcase had resulted in interest from potential Chinese investment in horticulture in Tasmania.
“These are companies involved in the supply chain that want to shore up supply,” Mr Warren said.
体育平台“We don’t have fruit fly in Tasmania and can export fruit directly to China so interest is growing.”
Mr Warren said potential investors wanted to co-invest with existing operators, helping them to expand and produce more product for a ready market, or purchase properties and install local management.
体育平台This article originally appeared 9th August 2015 on Dairy Farmer Online as written by Andrew Marshall