Strategies for investment in the Australian macadamia industry: Development and evaluation of an objective investment appraisal software model

This paper describes the development and application of a dynamic financial appraisal software model, known as the Financial Planner for Macadamia. This whole farm financial model for macadamia farming integrates both the investment and financing decisions of project appraisal into a single software package. This enables the viability of potential investments to be evaluated in terms of net present value and internal rate of return, as well as the most appropriate financing options to ensure sufficient cash flows over the life of a project. Investment scenarios can also be directly compared and sensitivity analyses undertaken to provide further insights into the robustness of potential business scenarios over time. The Financial Planner for Macadamia was developed in response to the limited tools available to assist farmers, investors and financiers to make objective investment decisions in the Australian Macadamia Industry.

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