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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

While the impact of growth trends in vegetarian and flexitarian consumer segments on animal agriculture is often debated in industry circles, this analysis demonstrates continued and stable demand for traditional (animal-sourced) protein sources. Animal agriculture plays a significant role in the Australian economy and is likely to continue to do…

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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