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The average Australian expenditure on fresh fruits and vegetables is only about 0.1% per week of total food and non-alcoholic beverage expenditure. This has a current challenge towards a long-term sustainability of the organic farms and organisation. The aim of this paper is to segment...
The value of Melbourne’s foodbowl to the regional economy is significant:Melbourne’s foodbowl accounts for more than 1.7 million hectares of agricultural land, consisting of a mix of enterprises, most notably vegetables, poultry, dairy and livestock production. It contributes $2.45 billion per annum to...
The re-localisation of food production will support and enhance Australia’s food system and has the potential to increase access to nutritious, affordable food for the most vulnerable, argues this report.
Urban agriculture is becoming an increasingly prominent topic in discussions on...
Australian food exports are increasing, but demand patterns alone will not ensure continual export growth and the integration of the Australian and Asian food markets to the future, argues this report.
Australian farmers and agribusinesses are highly reliant on export markets...
Clear government policy measures must be taken to alleviate public concerns of foreign investment, while delivering more avenues for the production of healthy, ready-to-consume food products for Australians, argues this report.
Foreign investment has remerged as a prominent issue in Australian...
This report examined the implications of restricting the use of fenthion, which is a chemical used for insect pest control, particularly for fruit fly.
On 12 December 2013, the Senate referred the following matter to the Rural and Regional Affairs and...
Summary: Despite considerable economic progress and transformation in the last 30 years, Iran faces a number of issues that threaten its food security. At the individual level, it is experiencing a nutrition transition. The number of people experiencing hunger is lower than ever before,...
Australia needs to ensure that an appropriate level of protection exists to allow the continued operation of small and medium-sized agribusinesses and retailers, according to this report.
Supermarkets have an increasing role in the development of the Australian agricultural sector. An...
This report argues that India's population growth will bring with it increased demand for water, food and energy requiring significant expansions of current infrastructure and resource availability.
Overview: By 2050 India is likely to be home to 1.6 billion people. This population growth...
Abstract: The Australian state is not normally considered in the context of fragility. We challenge the assumption of Australian robustness by examining the way in which two potential vulnerabilities are framed and the way these issues are incorporated in to the political and institutional...