SLM Partners Impact Report 2020
This report describes how SLM Partners has pioneered investment in ecological farming and forestry for more than a decade. It presents the environmental and social impacts achieved through our strategies in Australia, the USA and Europe.
Investing in U.S. organic grains production
SLM Partners White Paper, May 2019
This paper analyses the supply and demand of organic grain crops in the U.S. It shows how consumer demand for organic food has grown rapidly, while domestic grain supplies have not kept up, leading to a reliance on imports. It explores the superior profitability of organic farming and the barriers holding farmers back from transitioning, which creates an opportunity for investors to partner with farmers to scale up organic production.
Back to grass: the market potential for U.S. grassfed beef
Research report, April 2017
SLM Partners co-authored a major report on the economics of grassfed beef in the U.S. The report analyses consumer demand, supply chain dynamics and production costs. It shows that U.S. grassfed beef has the potential to grow from a niche product to a mainstream food, although this will require scaled up production models and a more efficient supply chain.
Investing in Continuous Cover Forestry
SLM Partners White Paper, Sept 2016
This paper sets out the investment case for Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), a more sustainable form of forest management. It uses the Irish forest sector as a case study, modelling the likely returns from the application of CCF on acquired forests in Ireland.
The investment case for ecological farming
SLM Partners White Paper, Jan 2016
This paper explains why ecological and regenerative farming systems provide an attractive investment opportunity. It is intended for institutional investors, family offices and investment managers with an interest in real assets and/or impact investing.
Red meat: investing in grass-based cattle and sheep production
Expert commentary in Agri Investor Almanac 2015
There is a low-cost alternative to producing beef and sheepmeat that can mitigate climate risks in countries like Australia and provide appealing investment returns, argues Paul McMahon in this commentary.
Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food
Book by Paul McMahon (Profile Books, 2013)
In this accessible book – which earned positive reviews in the Financial Times and the Sunday Times – Paul McMahon traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of food shortages, price spikes and the recent wave of farmland investment around the world.