While much of the interest in farmland as an investment has been in UK, European or American farmland, there are also some excellent opportunities in Australia. First consider an overview of the appreciation of Australian farmland:
Next, consider this article on how agriculture is the next big commodities play in Australia.
Finally, consider this article we published some time back entitled Arable Farmland and the Case for Agriculture, published on Seeking Alpha. As noted, China is a particular victim of this trend, and as a result, will have to import increasingly large quantities of foodstuffs such as wheat. Australia is well placed to meet this demand, and indeed, wheat exports from Australia are poised to increase 13pc in 2013, and we'd wager that a lot of this is going to China. Yes, Australian agriculture and farmland may be a backdoor China Play!