Agricultural resources

Article

A GIS based decision support tool for sustainable seaweed farming in the Solomon Islands
8 Dec 2018

Global interest in seaweed production is increasing in response to the environmental and economic benefits that seaweed farming can provide.

Report

21 Nov 2018

This paper explores the future of public sector agricultural forecasting in the context of the past evolution of ABARES work. It identifies a range of challenges and opportunities for people involved in public sector forecasting.

Working paper

16 Nov 2018

The drivers of land-use decisions are complex, and models provide a structured methodology for investigating these. For the public and private sectors to make robust land-use decisions under uncertainty, high-quality modelling tools and data are essential.

Report

30 Oct 2018

The objectives of this project were to determine the market impact and influences of biofuel mandates on the feedlot sector and the broader Australian community.

The current state of play in the Australian biofuels industry and interactions with agriculture are presented. This material is...

Briefing paper

26 Oct 2018

This brief is based on a presentation by ABARES’ Executive Director to the National Drought Summit in October 2018 describing the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture. The brief summarises the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets...

Briefing paper

19 Oct 2018

This brief describes the current state of Australian agriculture, with the aim of providing key information and statistics in one place. It covers six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management....

Report

1 Oct 2018

This report is the first in a series that highlights how the Murray–Darling Basin Plan has increased the flow of money and water to big agribusinesses and has increased the vulnerability of everyone else in the Basin– Aboriginal people, floodplain graziers, downstream communities and small...

Report

27 Sep 2018

With many major food producing countries experiencing a decline in cereal production in 2018, there are fears that the world could face a looming shortage of key food commodities. That fear is misplaced, however, due to the large volume of food commodities that have been...

Guide

September 2018 update
25 Sep 2018

This Guidance Note provides information for foreign investors proposing to invest in Australian agricultural land, including when an acquisition of agricultural land is a notifiable action, approval processes and compliance.

Report

4 Sep 2018

This research paper argues that while laws and regulations are in place to manage Indonesian water resources, they are poorly implemented at the bureaucratic level and are often underfunded, which has made it difficult to reduce pressures on water security.

Briefing paper

16 Aug 2018

In Australia, there is an increasing understanding of the potential opportunities promised by digital agriculture and its importance to the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries.

Report

Prepared for Horticulture New Zealand
15 Aug 2018

The Pukekohe hub comprises 4,359 hectares of some of New Zealand’s most fertile and productive soils. It is a small area – just 0.01% of the size of Auckland. While Pukekohe accounts for just 3.8% of the country’s land under fruit and vegetable production, it...

Report

22 Mar 2018

This paper argues that if African countries can successfully harness their demography to drive economic growth, the continent will rapidly develop, leading to greater reductions in food insecurity.

Report

20 Mar 2018

On a country-wide scale, China has an adequate supply of water. Those water resources are not uniformly distributed throughout the country, however, with four-fifths of the supply located in the south. This imbalance of water resources leaves some parts of the country with high levels...

Report

30 Nov 2017

This report sets out a suite of long-term reforms that are necessary if the nation is to achieve its ultimate goal of restoring the health of river systems in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Report

26 Oct 2017

Accurate soil moisture content data is invaluable having many practical and academic uses, including in agricultural development, natural disaster prediction, and civil and military works.

Discussion paper

3 Oct 2017

This consultation paper includes detailed information on the currently proposed delivery arrangements for Regional Land Partnerships.

Report

22 Jun 2017

This review of the National Landcare Program considered evidence obtained in 2016 from sources including individuals, community and industry groups, government agencies and expert advisory groups. It will inform the government’s consideration about investment in natural resource management from 2018.

Report

13 Jun 2017

A species not included on the live import list cannot be used for a commercial purpose. However, some sectors of the Tasmanian horticulture industry are interested in using bumblebees for commercial pollination. This report examines the potential risks and benefits of using bumblebees for commercial...

Report

28 Mar 2017

Farm businesses are subject to a vast and complex array of regulations. Regulations are in place at every stage of the supply chain — from land acquisition to marketing — and are applied by all levels of government. The number and complexity of regulations affecting...

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