An independent institute leading farm policy discussions for Australian agriculture

What We Do

The Australian Farm Institute leads the farm policy discussions to ensure a viable future for the Australian agricultural community, delivers timely analysis and insights on priority farm policy issues, and promotes evidence-based policy solutions that maximise the economic and social wellbeing of our farmers. 

Featured Content

Published 10 Mar 2021

While COVID-19 is the most prominent disruptor of trade in recent times, it is far from the only one. Geopolitical tensions, socio-economic changes, infrastructure challenges and biosecurity concerns are not merely theoretical risks but active disruptors to Australia’s export-reliant agriculture sector. What do we need to know to manage these…

Stay across the Institute’s current research and archive of historical reports on the topics shaping Australian agricultural policy. 

Browse the Institute’s range of respected publications, available for purchase or accessed via memberships or subscription. 

Institute evidence and analysis has been influential in developing new approaches on a range of agricultural issues.

Why become a member?

Your support enables AFI to lead the farm policy discussions which ensure a viable future for the Australian agricultural community. 

Events

We bring the agriculture community together with events that set the policy agenda. Register for upcoming events and view past events for slide packs, recordings and other resources.

18
Oct
2021

18-10-2021 09:00 AM - 18-10-2021 11:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Monday 18 October Where to next for ag advocacy?   AFI Roundtable Conference 2021   National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT Where to next for ag advocacy? – $792* Full registration to AFI’s ‘Where to next for ag advocacy?’ conference (includes conference day and dinner).* Earlybir
17
Jun
2021

17-06-2021 10:00 AM - 17-06-2021 10:00 PM

Thursday 17 June 2021 – Toowoomba, QLD & ONLINE Conference Overview: While COVID-19 is the most prominent disruptor of trade in recent times, it is far from the only one. Geopolitical tensions, socio-economic changes, infrastructure challenges and biosecurity concerns are not merely theoretical risks but active disruptors to Australia’s export-reliant…
07
Dec
2020

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…

Featured Videos

Published 1 Dec 2020

How a gas-led recovery will impact Australian farmers

Agriculture & gas production enterprises have different values & goals. For the sake of our farmers & our agriculture sector, it’s time to take our foot off the gas. This short video summarises the AFI briefing paper produced with the support of Farmers for Climate Action and the Australian Conserv

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…
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