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Published 13 Oct 2020

Australian agriculture continues to depend on global markets for prosperity and growth. While our share of global agricultural markets has been declining, exports still remain a vital component of the growth story of Australian agriculture. This spring edition of the Farm Policy Journal contains four articles which explore how Australian agriculture remains relevant…

Published 9 Sep 2020

Retailers may ‘sell’ the idea of farming as a bucolic lifestyle but in reality agriculture is a competitive, market-driven business. While Australian agriculture is primarily export-focused, the domestic food market is characterised by the dominance of the major retailers – usually referred to as the duopoly (Coles and Woolworths) –…

Published 9 Sep 2020

Articles about competition policy often tend to open with a statement along the lines of: Competition is central to the operation of markets, and fosters innovation, productivity and growth, all of which create wealth and reduce poverty. Even though that statement is definitive, it will be inevitably followed by a…

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…
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