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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…

Published 22 May 2020

Regenerative agriculture describes a set of practices and principles which aim to increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, and enhance ecosystem services. These are goals which are obviously desirable and are understandably generating significant interest in regenerative agriculture methods amongst farmers and the wider community more generally.

Published 1 Mar 2020

Conservation agriculture is the dominant cropping system in Australia, yet many conservation agriculture practices are under threat. Accelerated evolution of farming systems is necessary to ensure that Australian farmers can continue to farm in a profitable, productive and sustainable fashion. This edition explores some of the drivers for change to…

Published 1 Feb 2020

The AFI has conducted an evidence-based research project investigating the rise in alternative protein sources to the Australian agricultural industry to enable the industry to capitalise on future opportunities and overcome challenges presented by this trend. The project investigated outcomes for the entirety of the agricultural industry, including sectors such…

Published 1 Nov 2019

► At the National Drought Summit the Future Drought Fund was unveiled, with an initial allocation of $3.9 billion to grow to $5 billion by 2028. ► The Moss Review into live animal export regulation has identified systemic regulatory failings and recommended significant reforms. ► Two schemes that bring temporary…

Published 1 Nov 2019

The imbalance between consumer perceptions and the reality of farming practice and the need to create best-practice evidence-based agricultural policy for Australian farmers were the focus of the Institute’s annual Australian Agriculture Roundtable held in October. While no ‘silver bullets’ were proffered, some clear points for further development emerged. An…
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