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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 6 Apr 2022

Advocacy is a critical tool for industries to successfully navigate economic upheaval and social shifts. On Monday 7 March 2022, AFI’s Annual Conference event convened 20 speakers and 155 delegates (in person and online). Discussing how well Australia’s agricultural advocacy ecosystem is positioned for these inevitable challenges, posing the question:…

Published 12 Oct 2021

Is agricultural advocacy fit to manage an increasing array of future challenges? In a landscape where community attitudes influence regulatory change at a faster pace than ever before, and in which disruptive change to business has become the new normal, how well are agricultural advocates positioned to respond and participate?

Published 12 Oct 2021

Many industries across the world’s employment, business and recreational activities have representative and research organisations which seek to promote and progress their activity. Agricultural representation and research are amongst these activities. This article is an abridged version of a Nuffield report which investigated how agricultural representative organisations from varying countries…

Published 12 Oct 2021

To be truly effective, advocates for Australian agriculture must exercise pragmatic foresight by identifying threats and opportunities, establishing common goals, and learning from actions and reactions. Identifying trends, pressures, opportunities and risks that demand farsighted policy responses is often straightforward. The challenge lies less in detecting new threats or opportunities…

Published 12 Oct 2021

The advocacy model in Australian agriculture needs to move beyond the sector-by-sector approach and consider audacious, aspirational, game changing ideas for the benefit of the whole agriculture sector and the communities it operates in. This requires a long-term shared and united vision that addresses the challenges of the current political,…

07-03-2022 09:00 AM - 07-03-2022 10:00 PM

AFI Conference – Monday 7 March 2022 – Strangers’ Room, NSW Parliament, SYDNEY NSW – Advocacy is a critical tool for industries to successfully navigate through economic upheaval and social shifts. Is Australia’s agricultural advocacy well positioned for these inevitable challenges? Join us at the AFI’s Conference event to discuss:…
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