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An independent institute researching policy issues that affect Australian agriculture
The Institute will close for holidays from close-of-business Tuesday, 23 December 2014 until Monday, 5 January 2015
Does Australian agriculture need a national brand?
Proximity to markets and historical good fortune is no guarantee of future success for Australian agriculture.
One of the biggest impediments to achieving more effective and enduring drought policy in Australia is the fact that few of those involved in the debate are prepared to be honest about the evidence of the impact of drought, or the effectiveness of previous policies.
A less than optimal agricultural extension system will act as a considerable brake on the level of productivity growth. Recent research examines the Australian system and provides a dozen recommendations for improvement.
According to scientists and environmental groups, current environmental policy settings in Australia are inadequate to prevent accelerating and irreparable damage to the environment. Perhaps it’s time to consider a radically different set of policies, and not more of the same...
The Australian Farm Institute has developed a series of online databases detailing agricultural production, consumption and trade. This information can be accessed by Institute members for planning purposes. The information is aimed at encouraging greater national efforts in improving Australian agricultural trade access to international markets.