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Published 1 May 2020

The world is a very different place now compared to when the last Insights was released. The February newsletter was released the day after the Commonwealth Government implemented its emergency response plan for COVID-19 and before the first death attributable to the disease in Australia. Ironically, the focus of that…
The capacity of agriculture to support the economy in a countercyclical fashion and provide stability in times of external shock has historical precedent, as explored in the AFI’s inaugural John Ralph Essay Competition in 2010. As noted post-GFC, Australia’s primary industries continue to enable the economic diversity which reduces the…
Australia ranks quite poorly for management of biodiversity, and recent natural disasters have further damaged this continent’s fragile biodiversity. Australian farms have an important role to play in improving and protecting biodiverse ecosystems. As research providers for Phase 1 of the Farm Biodiversity Scheme, AFI has spoken to almost 500…
Rob Gordon, SunRice, and Emma Germano, VFF, offer their views on the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 for the rice and horticulture sectors. The Q&A covers the causes of food shortages on supermarket shelves; what longer-term policy questions the COVID-19 pandemic will provide an opportunity to address; and whether…
A useful maxim in risk management is to hope for the best and plan for the worst. It applies to agricultural supply chains as with any other sector. Supply chain risks and opportunities post COVID-19 are shaping up to be material and preparation by agricultural professionals will be critical for…
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