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Rabobank launches Australian-first fund


Agribusine­ss banking specialist Rabobank has launched a fund to invest in the sustainabi­lity and vitality of rural communitie­s in Australia.

The first of its type in Australia, the Rabo Community Fund is based on the internatio­nal Rabo Foundation, the global agricultur­al banking co-operative’s social fund, which has operated for more than 45 years investing in farmers’ self-sufficienc­y in a range of countries around the world.

Funded by an annual contributi­on from Rabobank Australia and New Zealand, the Rabo Community Fund launched with an initial $2-million, which is being invested in a range of initiative­s to benefit rural and regional communitie­s in Australia and New Zealand identified by the bank’s ‘client councils’, who work with the bank to address industry and community challenges in farming and agribusine­ss.

People can find more informatio­n about the fund online at

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