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2012 Autumn - Managing uncertainty in the world’s riskiest business

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Farm Policy Journal - Vol 9 No 1 2012 Autumn - Full Journal - Managing uncertainty in the world’s riskiest business

 Farm Policy Journal, Vol. 9, Number 1, Autumn 2012, Managing uncertainty in the world’s riskiest business, Australian Farm Institute, 72 pp

ISSN 1449–2210 (Print)

ISSN 1449–8812 (Web)



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ISSN 1449-8812

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ISSN: 1449-2210 (print), 1449-8812 (online) 

Historically, public authorities specified safety and quality standards for agricultural products, and provided reassurance to consumers that products were safe. Increasing consumer demands and the rise of food and fibre brands, and retailer brands have led to the development of private quality and safety standards. These private standards are a form of risk management for food and fibre brands, and retailers; but also create barriers to entry and exit for farmers supplying these brands and retailers. The Spring 2011 Farm Policy Journal sheds light on the pros and cons for the farming sector of these new trends – analysing impacts on domestic and international trade and economics. The Journal also provides useful tools for upgrading your knowledge of this topic, including a lexicon, and case studies from China and South-East Asia.


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Farm Policy Journal, Vol. 8, Number 4, Summer 2011, Food, fuel and climate change mitigation: how can agriculture can do it all? , Australian Farm Institute, 68 pp

ISSN: 1449-2210 (print), 1449-8812 (online) 

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