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.  

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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.

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Grassfed beef - with borderBack 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. 

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ccf-cover-2Investing 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.

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title 6The 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. 

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Agri Investor Almanac 2015

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. 

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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. 

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