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Policy briefing paper: Australian food systems

17 Feb 2015
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This paper identifies and discusses key areas affecting Australia's long-term food security and a sustainable food system.

Introduction

Australia’s long-term food security and the sustainability of its agricultural sector require commitment and prioritisation from all levels of government and private industry. Key considerations affecting us all, involve how we: meet growing food demand, both domestically and abroad; address challenges in supply chains; create more sustainable systems of production and consumption; and generally support the agricultural sector and help it to thrive in the long-term.   

In 2014, Future Directions International began a study of Australia’s Food Security. This policy brief is the culmination of 12 months of research conducted by the Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme. It broadly identifies and discusses key areas affecting long-term food security and a sustainable food system. FDI will continue to study Australia’s food system, providing more in-depth analysis and discussion on key areas of interest.

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2015
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