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Published 25 Aug 2022

Labour and skill shortages are often detrimental to adaptive capacity, resilience, and competitiveness of regional communities; yet most Australian regions are at full or underemployment. Solutions aimed at tackling agricultural workforce recruitment and retention must consider some key factors, for example: taking a regional or place-based (rather than sector-based) approach…

Published 25 Aug 2022

Ethics is how we behave as professionals. An industry-wide Chartered Agricultural Scheme (‘the Scheme’) has been developed to recognise individuals that demonstrate professional expertise and understand, and demonstrate, practical ethics. The Scheme, now operating in its fourth year, is a global first, and focuses on enhancing governance at the professional…

Published 25 Aug 2022

Australian agriculture is at the crossroads – charging ahead towards a goal of $100 billion GVP by 2030 but compromised by its limited ability to find a suitable workforce. The pandemic experience of 2020 onwards effectively terminated agriculture’s itinerant worker program of international labour, and the availability of domestic qualified…

Published 25 Aug 2022

Australian school-aged students represent both the future agricultural workforce and next-generation consumer. To ensure students are best placed for future career and purchasing decisions, adequate knowledge of agriculture is essential.  The current research explores the agricultural knowledge of primary and secondary school students, including a discussion of how factors such…

Published 25 Aug 2022

The National Agriculture Workforce Strategy is an essential policy platform to improve attraction and retention of the agricultural workforce; however, the practical challenge is to translate its bold policy recommendations into initiatives that influence people’s career explorations, decision-making, choices, and actions. Generating public awareness and knowledge about agriculture is one…

Published 25 Aug 2022

In an era of historic low unemployment, labour shortages are endemic across the economy. Agriculture, which has traditionally struggled with attracting its required workforce, has been further impacted by pandemic-enforced restrictions to seasonal and overseas labour. The industry must redouble its efforts to be competitive in an increasingly tight job…
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