Organisation

Australian Farm Institute


The Australian Farm Institute has been established to conduct research into public policy issues impacting on the Australian farm sector, and to promote policy solutions that maximise the economic and social wellbeing of farmers.

Report

Stronger ag sector, stronger regions

This paper considers how the agriculture sector can leverage stimulatory regional investment to ensure enduring economic stability and social benefits by establishing a virtuous cycle of beneficial impacts.
Briefing paper

An everyman's guide for a landholder to participate in soil carbon farming in Australia

Soil carbon farming has been mooted as one of the key strategies for offsetting Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. This paper explains in simple terms the procedures for a landholder to participate in the Australian government’s Emissions Reduction Fund.
Discussion paper

Creative destruction in Australian water markets

In discussions about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, one key reform has been consistently underestimated - separation of water title from land, and its subsequent tradability. This discussion paper notes that governments across the Murray-Darling Basin need to work out what they are aiming for from...
Briefing paper

Foot off the gas: how a gas-led recovery will impact Australian farmers

This paper argues that evidence-based planning for state-significant developments, such as gas mines, should balance the trade-offs between short-term economic gains and the long-term solutions for food security and ecosystem services that agriculture provides.
Report

The changing landscape of protein production: opportunities and challenges for Australian agriculture

The Australian agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries industries supply the animal and plant-based protein needs of many people domestically and globally. This study focuses on the implications for Australian agriculture of the opportunities and challenges of an emerging market for alternative (i.e. non-traditional) proteins in the...