At the end of 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced one of China’s most ambitious foreign policy and economic initiatives, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road. It consists of:
- The land-based “Belt” – the historic overland Silk Road trading routes that connected China, via Central Asia, to Europe and the Middle East
- The oceangoing “Road” – the maritime equivalents to the south, linking China, Southeast Asia, India, Africa and potentially Australia after Chinese President Xi Jinping called in April last year for the alignment of One Belt, One Road with Australia’s northern development plan.
Continue reading What is China’s One Belt One Road initiative and why is it important for Australia?
Why Farms and Finance
Helping his Australian friends in the food sector, Adam Gregory Goern founder of Farms and Finance, saw first-hand how difficult it can be for most Australian farmers, food producers and SME agribusiness owners to access the China market. Hence the creation of the Farms and Finance platform for business introduction through storytelling.
Attending events and conferences can build valuable connections, however, Farms and Finance provides the opportunity for introductions and to have conversations all year round. This enables potential farmers and potential investors to getting to know each other, ensuring values and objectives are aligned, before even thinking about getting on a plane! Continue reading Connecting Australian farmers and Chinese investors