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Knowledge & Networks

Make informed

business decisions

Our research and insights division has 90 analysts working across the world, with a team of nine in Australia and New Zealand investigating topics key to the local food and agribusiness industry.

Each analyst has their own specific sector or commodity, covering beef, sheep meat, grains, dairy, sugar, horticulture, cotton, wool and wine. They study trends and developments in the worldwide food chain, to provide insights from both a local and global perspective.

Our analysts spend a lot of time getting out and sharing relevant market, commodity and economic outlooks and potential impacts, both one-on-one in client meetings and through presentations at local events across Australia and industry conferences.

We also organise international analysts to visit regional locations to share their knowledge and expertise. This gives you an easy way to stay ahead of developments in your sector. 

International event

Agribusiness Monthly

Our research and insights team prepare monthly commentary on Australia’s and New Zealand’s economic and agricultural conditions. 

As a snapshot of the food and agribusiness sectors, the report includes recent price and market trend data and analysis and offers a range of insights on the most pressing trends and issues within the agriculture market.

Latest Agribusiness Monthly

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Rabobank clients can access our research and get a complete picture of the latest developments in food and agribusiness. It’s knowledge that can boost your understanding of the dynamic local and global markets, and could potentially lift your farm performance.

Conducting this research gives us a knowledge-driven approach to banking. By understanding your industry, we make a better strategic partner for your business.

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Rural Confidence Survey

Knowledge is a two-way street. We think it’s vital to understand what our farmers are thinking and how they’re responding to current conditions. 

Since 2000, we’ve commissioned an independent research organisation to conduct a quarterly Rural Confidence Survey, interviewing an average of 1,200 farmers across Australia. Monitoring outlook and general sentiment in the country’s major agricultural industries, it is the most robust study of its type.

Latest Rural Confidence Survey results


locally and globally

We have millions of progressive food and agri clients across the globe who are facing similar opportunities and challenges. We can connect you across our expansive local and international network that spans the entire supply chain. Whether you’re looking to expand into a new export market, diversify your operation or invest in new technology, speak to your rural manager to tap into our contacts.

To facilitate knowledge sharing and to bring leading farmers and the next generation of farmers together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing agriculturalists, Rabobank has established the Global Farmers Master Class and Young Farmers Master Class.

The Master Classes combine experiential learning through study tours with interactive conference sessions – and deep dive into the agricultural industry, food production, food processing and distribution - investigating the topics of sustainability, science and technology, social media, IT, supply chains and succession.

What Masterclass participants

have said

quote"This event really shows that Rabobank cares about more than just its bottom line. We all stand to benefit from this Masterclass: The Industry, the participants and Rabobank."

Frank and Annerre Volleman, Dairy Farmers, Texas

quote"The Global Farmers Master Class provided a wonderful opportunity for us to meet people and learn from each other."

Trienke Elshof, Dairy Farmer, The Netherlands

quote"The Young Farmers Master Class reinforced to me that Australian farmers and farm practices are very innovative. But to be successful in the future, we will need to think more globally and far beyond the farm gate, and get better at working together, through agricultural cooperatives for example."

Jamie Jurgens, Tomato Grower, Far North Queensland