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Published 13 Jul 2022

Let’s face it, sometimes policy research and analysis can be a little dull. However, anyone with even a passing interest in agriculture could not describe the Australian agricultural policy environment of the last few years as dull. Initiatives aimed at addressing drought impacts, long-term sustainability, trade and supply chains have…

Published 25 May 2022

The growing interest and momentum surrounding the regenerative agriculture movement has generated considerable debate about motivations, definitions, stakeholders, and the role that scientific research plays. Amidst the sometimes-emotive debate there are some incontrovertible facts and drivers. The first of these is that most human activity is exploitative of the natural…

Published 12 Apr 2022

Soil carbon increase is a worthwhile goal in farm-business management. It can improve ecosystem services, productivity resilience, and may help to diversify income streams. Barriers to increasing carbon are dependent more on practicable methods to increase the carbon while maintaining productivity and profitability, than by measurement. Australia has an advanced…

Published 23 Feb 2022

First and foremost, the grains industry must recognise the existential threat posed by climate change to sectoral productivity and profitability as the primary driver for carbon neutrality. Compounding this fundamental threat, a failure to proactively move to net zero targets could see the industry ‘locked out’ of key trading markets…
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