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The globe's growing hunger for the products of arable land is set in stark contrast to increasingly restricted supplies of land and water. Greenfield sees an extremely attractive risk-reward profile for investment in the asset class, with low downside risk and significant upside.

Key factors driving global demand for products of agricultural land:

  • population growth
  • increasing population wealth in developing countries
  • increasing non-food demand

Key factors restricting global supply of land:

  • erosion, urbanisation, desertification
  • decreasing new land availability

Global Stock of Agricultural Land

The production of agricultural based products is New Zealand's largest export industry and a central part of New Zealand's economy. In the year to 30 June 2011, New Zealand exports of milk, meat and wool products were NZ$18.3 billion and agriculture comprised 54.8% of total exports.

New Zealand is fortunate to have an even temperate climate and relatively abundant water supply along with a well-developed infrastructure and mature agriculture industry which underwrite its low cost agricultural production systems. As such, NZ offers farmland investors a lower risk profile than the majority of its international competitors.

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