February 2023 Insights

Published 21 Feb 2023

Vol. 20 | No. 1 | February 2023

Bridging the gap between intent and accepted practice for sustainable trade standards

Feedback on a range of animal welfare and other practices (e.g. chemical use) in relation to market requirements and considerations for trade access can be confronting to Australian farmers who have been performing these practices with the best intentions of animal welfare and environmental protection in mind. So why is there such a lack of alignment between what is acceptable practice, if the intent of delivering sustainability outcomes is consistent?

Published 20 Feb 2023

Australia’s special representative for agriculture, Su McCluskey, has been touring overseas markets promoting Australian agriculture and gathering insights into what those markets are seeking. Su has delivered some confronting messages about the animal welfare practices that European markets will be expecting. Some Australian animal welfare practices such as mulesing are…

Published 20 Feb 2023

The National Farmers’ Federation commissioned the Australian Farm Institute to map a strategic path for Australian agricultural industry representation, to assess whether the operation of agricultural advocacy is ‘fit for purpose’ in a policy and social landscape very different to that of past decades. This article is a summary of…

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