We invest in an inescapable fact. Growing populations create an appetite for food and therefore farmland. We are equipped with farming expertise, investment management discipline and market knowledge all in one place: in-house.

Growing demand, tight supply

Demand for food is growing. This is driven by global population growth, supported by increased urbanisation and household incomes in emerging markets. Meanwhile biofuel usage is becoming mainstream in developed markets, boosted by the renewable energy policies of many Governments. This increasing demand is finely balanced against a finite supply of arable land.

Investing in Agriculture

Expertise, diversity, scale

With a twenty year track record in the agriculture markets and access to Macquarie’s market leading agricultural commodities research, we deeply understand the sector. We own and operate agricultural businesses and develop farmland via funds and separate accounts managing over $A2 billion for investors. This farmland totals over 4.5 million hectares in Australia and Brazil producing red meat, grains and oil seeds, making us one of Australia’s largest diversified farmers. 

Expert management, disciplined portfolio construction 

The MIRA Agriculture team uniquely combines farming expertise, investment management discipline and market knowledge. Creating and managing our funds over more than 10 years, the team selectively acquire and actively manage these vast assets to create portfolios and businesses of scale and diversity. They take into account countries, climactic regions, commodity type and target markets - the keys to managing inherent risks in land ownership and commodity production. 

On-farm management, astute capital allocation

The investment management team is complemented by experienced farm management located at each property with deep knowledge of their crops and livestock, their weather conditions and their markets. Together, the whole team seek to maximise performance at farm level by directing capital toward innovations that improve quality and yield to drive maximum value.


 Macquarie Crop Partners
Macquarie Crop Partners
Macquarie Crop Partners (MCP) owns and operates large-scale grain and oilseed production assets in Australia and Brazil. The fund has developed and operates nine farms with approximately 90,000 hectares of cropping land in Australia, and three farms with approximately 50,000 hectares of cropping land in Brazil.
Macquarie Pastoral Fund
Macquarie Pastoral Fund (MPF)
An unlisted fund investing in pastoral businesses in Australia.


For more information on MIRA’s agriculture businesses, please contact:

Elizabeth O'Leary
Head of Agriculture