An independent institute researching policy issues that affect Australian agriculture

What We Do

The Australian Farm Institute has been established to conduct research into public policy issues impacting on the Australian farm sector, and to promote policy solutions that maximise the economic and social wellbeing of farmers. To do this, the Institute conducts research projects on specific farm policy issues, promoting the outcomes of this research to policy-makers.

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Published 23 Nov 2020

This video provides a precis of the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme Phase 1 Report delivered to the National Farmers’ Federation in July 2020. During the consultation for this report, farmers identified the complexity, cost and difficulty of assessing and participating in multiple programs, as barriers to participating in current…

Published 8 Nov 2020

The AFI hosted an ‘in-conversation’ webinar on competition policy on Thursday 5th November 2020, 12:30–1:30 pm (AEDT), featuring finalists from the 2020 John Ralph Essay Competition, along with Mick Keogh and Richard Heath. Discussions focused on the future direction for Australian agriculture and competitive measures. Panellists included: • Mick Keogh…

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Institute research outcomes have been influential in developing new approaches on a range of agricultural issues by government.

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Recent Events

We bring the agriculture community together with events not to be missed.

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Dec

07-12-2020 10:00 AM - 11-12-2020 05:00 PM

Conservation Agriculture in 2030 Online Conference – 7 to 11 December 2020 – Part 2. Conservation agriculture has transformed the Australian farming sector over the past 50 years by delivering increases in productivity and profitability alongside improvements in soil condition, water efficiency and other environmental gains. Understanding the risks embedded…
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31-07-2020 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Presented in partnership between the Australian Farm Institute and the Sydney Institute of Agriculture Conservation agriculture has transformed Australian farming, delivering productivity increases alongside environmental improvements. Anticipating emerging risks and potential impacts to this system is vital if conservation agriculture is to continue delivering transformative outcomes.  What might conservation agriculture…

Featured Research

In 2019 the Australian Government announced funding for the implementation of an Australian Farm Biodiversity Scheme, to be developed and led by the National Farmers’ Federation. As part of the Agriculture Stewardship Package, the aim of the scheme is to reward farmers for managing biodiversity on farm through market-based mechanisms…

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Featured Videos

Published 23 Nov 2020

This video provides a precis of the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme Phase 1 Report delivered to the National Farmers’ Federation in July 2020. During the consultation for this report, farmers identified the complexity, cost and difficulty of assessing and participating in multiple programs, as barriers to participating in current…

Published 8 Nov 2020

The AFI hosted an ‘in-conversation’ webinar on competition policy on Thursday 5th November 2020, 12:30–1:30 pm (AEDT), featuring finalists from the 2020 John Ralph Essay Competition, along with Mick Keogh and Richard Heath. Discussions focused on the future direction for Australian agriculture and competitive measures. Panellists included: • Mick Keogh…

Positive energy

This week on #AFISmoko Richard Heath and Kate Trotter discuss the new Morrison government, what this will mean for the National Energy Guarantee, and our new research into ‘The impacts of energy costs on the Australian agricultural sector’. The also chat about our up
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